We’re so lucky to have a whole plethora of natural cosmetics to choose from nowadays, so gone are the days when you simply had to take what you can get. I have only ever used natural products, as my skin has a built-in chemical detector and breaks out in red itchy bumps from any regular cosmetics. Hence I frequented health shops since my teen years.
We may also have good skin genes, but both my daughter and I receive many compliments for our complexions. But with my teenager there is a little secret which I am going to share with you today. Simply because I daily see girls and boys walking around embarrassed by their pimples and blemishes.
I think teenage hood is a hard enough time to survive – you simply don’t need to have skin problems on top of all the other challenges. But you also can’t go up to a suffering teenager and say, ‘hey, I know of something really excellent for your skin.’ So how can I help them? This story is my effort to reach out – please pass it on to anyone you know could benefit.
Teenagers don’t need to struggle
When my youngest went into puberty her skin flared up as well – pimples here and there turn into massive issues at that age. Luckily we often join in green fairs or expo’s where I get to learn about the latest natural products and meet the brave environmental entrepreneurs bringing friendly products to the market. And so I came across Tanya du Bois form Naturals Beauty, who runs a small family business making natural cosmetics. And my eyes immediately spotted her special Teen range, which I purchased and passed on. Problem solved! We are on our third batch already and as soon as the products run out, these pesky pimples re-appear uninvited. So now we have a perfect solution and I would like more youngsters to have the gorgeous skin she boasts with.
The Naturals Teen Face Wash with blue mountain sage and buchu is a gentle cleanser with natural ingredients. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in the essential oils of blue mountain sage, buchu, cinnamon and tea tree gently deep cleanse the skin, removing bacteria that cause acne & spots. Blue mountain sage contains bisabolol, which will help reduce redness. Affordable for a teenager at R74 for 125 ml.
The Teen Facial Moisturiser with blue mountain sage and buchu is a light moisturiser with natural ingredients. It contains essential oils with antibacterial properties to help absorb excess oil and to help eliminate the acne causing bacteria. Vitamins A, E and B, found in avocado oil, help nourish, heal and protect the skin, without making the face look or feel shiny or oily. Here again blue mountain sage contains bisabolol, which will help reduce redness. Rooibos extract soothes irritated skin. R77 for 100 ml.
Natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory
Then there is also the Teen Spot Treatment with blue mountain sage and buchu – a gentle treatment with natural ingredients to eliminate and treat acne spots. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in the essential oils of blue mountain sage, buchu, cinnamon and tea tree, help to remove the bacteria that cause acne and spots. Blue mountain sage also contains, bisabolol which helps reduce redness. I must say that our first bottle of this is still full, so she clearly never needs this.
So now the cat is out of the bag – please spread the word. All the Naturals Beauty products are handcrafted and made in small, fresh batches. They always use the highest quality natural ingredients & organic ingredients wherever possible. All products are free from petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances and harmful chemicals. They don’t test products on animals, neither are any of their ingredients tested on animals.
Ditch the ruddiness and shine
Now here’s a confession – hope she doesn’t read this. During the summer months I have found that my normal face cream is too oily and causes my skin to shine and sweat – and go red! Many women of my age will understand the danger of heat to those moving on in age. As the Teen range is light and prevents redness, I often use these products myself – especially on very hot days. And it works like a bomb. You know pale skin is in amongst the teenagers in vampire culture, so mom had better not resemble a steaming tomato.
Naturals have many other products, like their latest Essentials Collection made from yummy stuff like cucumber and sutherlandia extracts, which improves skin radiance and keeps it healthy. Beautifully scented with cape chamomile, lemongrass and rose geranium essential oils this is an exciting new range to look out for on the green shelves.