By now you’ve probably heard about plant based skin care, the not-so-temporary trend that’s been sweeping the world of beauty and skin care. Derived from plants and inspired by nature, plant based skin care products are natural, safe, and a more responsible way to take care of your skin. On the surface, natural skin care seems like an obvious choice over products laden with chemicals. That is until some people try certain products and find that they may not work as well as their claims. Plant based is great as long as it does what it says it will do. Unfortunately, the market is saturated with skin care companies that mean well but may not live up to consumers' expectations.
The way around this is to be smart about your skin care decisions, especially when you’re switching to a plant based skin care routine. Finding the right cleansers, serums, lotions, moisturizers, and other products for your skin can be a challenge. We’re here to simplify it for you all while providing natural skin care that’s both better for you and better for the planet.
What is Plant-Based Skin Care?
The best place to start is with the basics: what is plant based skin care? It seems simple enough – skin care that uses plants to care for your skin, right? Not quite. If only it were that easy. Plant based skin care taps on Earth’s natural resources to create effective skin care remedies. Still, it’s not as straightforward as just using plants and flowers to beautify your skin. Instead, plant based skin care formulas are primarily made up of natural ingredients that come together in unique formulations to deliver potent, effective results.
Certain products may contain some amount of chemicals, but in significantly lower concentrations than what you will likely find elsewhere. Natural skin care prioritizes clean formulations with recognizable ingredients derived from the Earth. Important to note is that vegan skin care products (which Malie Organics’ BotanyBeauty line is) are completely devoid of animal products and byproducts. This takes plant-based skin care to the next level, as we always strive to do here at Malie.
Why is Plant Based Skin Care Better?
There are arguments for and against plant based skin care products, both of which may be valid…to an extent. Some people claim that plant based skin care simply doesn’t hold a candle to the more commercially available drugstore brands when it comes to efficacy. Unfortunately, many of those claims are true. It takes a lot of work to get skin care right, regardless of whether it is plant based or not. The few companies that succeed are those that understand which unique formulation combinations will yield the best result – enter Malie Organics’ BotanyBeauty.
When done right, plant based skin care can make a world of difference for your skin. Plants share the same building blocks as our skin. They naturally contain the free radical fighting antioxidants and hydrating emollients we need to preserve the health of our skin as it changes and ages. Plant based skin care tends to be gentler on the skin, making it a better choice for those with sensitive skin and certain skin conditions. It also gets better absorbed by the skin, which results in healthier looking, more radiant complexions all around. Best of all, the natural composition of these products offers a more environmentally friendly alternative that is safer for both us as well as the planet.
Plant Based Skin Care Benefits
The benefits of plant based skin care products greatly outweigh those of their counterparts. If you’re looking for a comprehensive breakdown of plant based skin care vs. synthetics and need a few side-by-side comparisons, you’ve come to the right place.
A History of Science
In the scheme of things, plant based skin care is a much longer and more extensively studied science than that of chemicals. The most ancient populations used plants for skin care remedies, as these were the most viably available options. In fact, the use of botanicals for skin care dates back to 1500 B.C. Modern scientific research supports the use of plants for self-care, lending credence to the plant based beauty industry.
Environmentally Friendly Skin Care
Preserving our planet should always be top of mind when it comes to the products we consume. Plant based skin care comes from the Earth, which already makes it a more responsible choice for reducing one’s carbon footprint. Many chemical-heavy alternatives may use BHAs, BHTs, coal tar dyes, aluminum, phthalates, mineral oil, PEGs, petrochemicals, and other artificial substances that take years to break down (if they ever do). Plant based skin care, on the other hand, uses renewable natural resources that already exist. Additionally, the sourcing, manufacturing, and packaging methods of plant based skin care companies tends to be more sustainable as well, which reduces the amount of waste that gets contributed into our world.
More Active Compounds
The companies that make plant based skin care products have to be strategic about every single ingredient that goes into their goods. Fillers and extraneous bases don’t have a place here. Rather than using excess water, oil, waxes, and other substances, plant based skin care products are primarily made up of active compounds. In fact, Malie Organics’ BotanyBeauty Collection contains 70% organic ingredients. This is a stark contrast to the majority of synthetic skin care products, which often break down to an 80%-90% composition of fillers.
Where to Buy Natural Skin Care Products
If you’re ready to make the switch to plant based skin care products, you have to know where to shop. Malie Organics’ BotanyBeauty Collection is a full skin care regimen designed to be a daily indulgence for your skin. Powered by plant science, organic, and fragrance-free, our clean skin care delivers timeless results.
All of our products can be purchased directly online. Interested in learning more? Here’s a quick breakdown of the natural skin care products we offer.
Rich and hydrating, this plant based moisturizer uses five superior antioxidants in conjunction with Hawaiian Coffee Fruit Extract to repair cell damage and neutralize free radicals that contribute to aging. Great for use in the morning and evening and suitable for all ages, this clean moisturizer can be used with Malie Organics’ Cleansing Polish for even more radiant looking skin.
Our cleansing polish is a gentle exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells to improve skin tone and reveal a more youthful appearance. Hibiscus Flowers, Olive Seed Powder, and Cranberry Seeds create a natural exfoliating facial treatment while plant-based Amino Acids help retain moisture while addressing fine lines and wrinkles. Rhubarb and Tangerine Extract cleanse, tone, and condition the skin to promote a more refined complexion.
The BotanyBeauty Illuminating Serum is a blend of organic essential oils designed to help balance oil production in the skin while moisturizing. Vitamins and omega fatty acids combine with plant emollients to nourish the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result is a reinvigorated complexion you’ll love.
Complete with everything you need to keep your skin supple and appearing youthful, firm, and glowing, this plant based moisturizer is designed to enhance collagen and restore skin’s naturally healthy flow. It contains Organic Lavender and uses Clove Essential Oil, Organic Juniper, and Organic Cayenne to combat excessive oil production while allowing blemished skin to thoroughly heal.
The BotanyBeauty Hydrosol Facial Tonic is a blend of 100% pure Jasmine and Rose Hydrosols. The flowers have mild astringent properties to help reduce the appearance of pores, cleanse the skin, and minimize oil production.
This versatile facial tonic is not only plant-based, but it also has soothing aromatherapy qualities, making it a go-to choice for anyone looking to enhance their self-care regimen.
The Kaua’i Clay Mask is made with Noni, Kava, and Awapuhi Ginger to cleanse, purify, and detoxify tired skin. This simple yet effective mask can be followed up with the Illuminating Moisturizer or Illuminating Serum for a full plant based skin care routine.
Take care of your eyes as you do the rest of your skin – with gentle, loving care. The BotanyBeauty Luxe Eye Cream is the age-defying clean skin care product you need for a smoother, firmer appearance around the eyes. Botanical Hyaluronic Acids enhance hydration while plant based Alpha Hydroxy Acids reduce visible signs of aging. Great for all skin types and individuals of all ages, this cruelty free eye cream is specifically designed for those with concerns related to fine lines and wrinkles, dehydrated skin, and puffiness.
It’s time to take the next step on your plant based skin care journey. Let Malie Organics come along for the ride. Get started when you shop our clean skin care line today!