Sensitive skin is more common than you think! 60-70% of women experience sensitive skin, which comes with a wide array of signs, such as swelling, pimples, itchiness, dryness, or redness. Sensitive skin requires a specific type of skincare and if you are familiar with any of these symptoms, then you most likely may have it, too.
For those who have sensitive skin, choosing the right skincare products can benefit your skin, and relieve these unpleasant symptoms. Evidence shows that natural skincare is the best choice for sensitive skin, and luckily at Duckish, we choose to only make our products with carefully selected all-natural ingredients, and have a variety of unscented skin care options. Our product line includes natural lip balm, ultra-rich body cream and more, all of which are water-free, meaning that each of these beneficial ingredients is conconcentrated. Interested in knowing what ingredients to avoid, and how our natural products benefit your skin? Keep reading to find out!
Why Should You Avoid Skincare Products That Aren’t Natural
When choosing the right skincare, it’s good to educate yourself and be aware of the products that may be making your skin feel worse and what specific ingredients to avoid.
Fragrances Can Cause An Allergic Reaction
Fragrance is used in many skincare products to make them smell great and seem more appealing. However, fragrance can be a leading cause of dermatitis, a condition where your skin has an allergic reaction. This can make your skin inflamed and irritated, leaving you with an unpleasant rash, the opposite reaction to what skincare is supposed to do for your skin. On top of this, about 35% of those who do use fragranced products also experience migraines and respiratory problems. That’s about the last thing you’d want to experience while pampering yourself through a skin care session, right?
Essential Oils in Natural Skincare Products are Anti-Inflammatory and Work as a Healthy Alternative to Artificial Scents
At Duckish, our skincare products have no synthetic or artificial fragrances added to them. We use only concentrated essential oils, such as lavender, tea tree, grapefruit, peppermint, and eucalyptus. Not only do these oils smell pleasant naturally, but also have inherent antibacterial and healing qualities that your skin can benefit from. If you’re not a fan of scents, we have a collection of unscented products as well, including unscented body balms, body butter cream and natural lip balm that are rich in fantastic oils like coconut, jojoba, grapeseed, and olive oil. Combine those oils with a healthy dose of organic shea butter, and you have a great way to help keep your skin moisturized naturally. Did you know that many of the ingredients used in our products contain antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties? This means that our skincare products help to fight free radicals, as well as help to lower the inflammation you may commonly experience with sensitive skin and reduce redness. With Duckish, you can pamper yourself with safe, natural ingredients without the negative side effects, or allergic reactions!
Parabens Can Lead To Faster Aging of the Skin
Parabens, another common ingredient used in many other skincare brands, are used as a synthetic preservative. With the addition of water to skincare products, parabens are often required as an antimicrobial to prevent mold and bacteria as well as increase the shelf life of products. Parabens are commonly found in products that contain high amounts of water, like lotion. It may seem like a good thing to preserve your skincare longer, but in fact, the long-term effects of these synthetic chemicals are largely unknown.
Parabens can be found in a variety of products we use on an everyday basis, but personal care products are by far the most concentrated and the greatest contributor to your exposure to them. The most common types of cosmetic parabens used in personal care products include methyl ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, butyl, and isobutylparaben. Methylparaben, when used in high concentrations, not only can be an irritant, but can have a counteractive effect on the collagen in your skin, cutting down on its production and speeding up the process of cell aging and cell death due to the highly toxic environment it creates. On top of that, it has been shown that it can act like the hormone estrogen when absorbed into your skin, and can create hormonal imbalances in your body, directly affecting the function of your reproductive system.
Concentrated, Natural Skincare Products Without Parabens or Water, Work Well for Sensitive Skin
At Duckish, our concentrated, water-free products have a shelf life of 18-24 months, lasting the longest when applied on the skin with freshly cleaned hands, as well as kept away from water. (Except for our bath bombs and bath salts, of course.) This means, our products can last you over a year while providing your sensitive skin with a healthier environment, keeping it nourished and moisturized.
What is a Lotion Bar?
Water-free skincare products like our natural lotion bar, are easy to put in your purse for on-the-go use, giving you the option to apply when and where you need it most. What is a lotion bar, you may ask? Our lotion bar is an arthritis-friendly solid lotion in a twist-up stick that’s full of concentrated natural ingredients. Simply lift off the lid and twist-up a little from the bottom and apply where needed. To learn more about how our natural ingredients work to benefit your sensitive skin, read our previous blog posts on lavender or shea butter, as well as all about the benefits water-free skincare can have. Visit our shop page to browse through a wide variety of our products to order yours today, and stay up to date with all the latest product releases by following us on Instagram!