We no longer accept artificial additives and preservatives in the food we eat, we like to know if what we consume has been treated, sprayed or fed supplements, and we often choose organic to improve our diet – so why aren’t we applying these rules to our skincare and beauty regime’s when our skin absorbs so much of what we put on it, and so many harmful toxins are entering our system through our skin or creating and exacerbating skin problems and potentially much greater health problems.

Did you know?

Cosmetics and skincare manufacturers use a range of 25,000 ingredients most of which have never been tested for long term toxic affects. Some of these compounds, many synthetic, have been questioned by researchers into causes of some cancers.

Our skin and its moisture is our barrier to prevent germs and toxins entering our system but some of the most common ingredients Isopropyl Alcohol and Polyethylene Glycol strip the moisture from our delicate skin.

Some popular mainstream products contain toxins known to cause anything from minor skin irritations to fatal kidney damage.

Of course it’s impossible to avoid all these chemicals and many manufacturers are responsible with the ingredients they use but we can choose more organic and natural products, and this is what St Grape natural beauty is about. St Grape, and other green brands specialise in toxin free products using natural ingredients and essential oils used for millennia.

What about skin conditions like Ezcema?

The artificial ingredients prevalent in our cosmetics, beauty and skincare products, anything from shampoo to moisturiser can both cause and aggravate skin conditions like Ezcema, dermatitis and psoriasis and sufferers are recommended to choose natural, organic and “free from” products where possible. It’s no surprise that a common prescription brand is also one of the leading natural organic brands in the UK.

www.skinsmatter.com is a great resource for unbiased information on skin conditions and “free from” brands.

From St Grape you can be assured of pure natural and organic ingredients and essential oils used through time to care for skin and for the body. If you have sensitive skin or a skin condition we would love to hear your thoughts on the cosmetics and beauty industry and how you care for your skin.