This week we've got another amazing business to share with you, the owner, Shalom Lloyd is one of the nicest people you can meet and their whole team are super passionate about their product and love what they do, they were even featured in Vogue recently! I asked them to send us a short description of their story and products, as I know you will love what they are about as much as I do.
Naturally Tribal Skincare was born from personal experience. In 2014, our founder Shalom was blessed with the birth of her twins. Her son, Joshua, had miserable eczema – scratch ’till you bleed’ irritation and did not want to smother his sensitive new skin with chemical emollients and steroids.
As a qualified pharmacist Shalom understood the values of these treatments, however – our skin is a huge exchange organ which absorbs a lot of what we put on it. So, when you think about it, what we put on ourselves, and our families skin, should be just as important as what we eat.
Shalom looked to her African heritage for inspiration, recalling recipes containing all natural ingredients, which have been used in Africa for generations. She started to experiment in her kitchen, using high-quality Shea butter as a base, stumbled across the right formulation and within three days of application Joshua’s skin was softer and the scratching had significantly reduced.
If you are considering the switch from non-organic to natural products this post will tell you the benefits of making this switch. Natural and organic skincare can lead to a healthier outcome and one that is more environmentally conscious.
Our skin absorbs between 60 and 70% of what is put on it. This incredible fact made us think and that is why we choose natural ingredients.
Non-organic skincare products contain synthetic chemicals. The long term use of chemicals in our skincare can lead to irritation and affect the balance of our hormones. These chemicals are often added as a filler, to improve appearance and texture. This does not add benefit to your skin. On the other hand, natural and organic ingredients are from naturally occurring ingredients. You can be sure that these ingredients are free from chemicals.
2. Non-allergenic Due to the fact that organic products are free from chemicals, they are less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions. However, we would always encourage a small patch test to be conducted in order to make sure that an allergic reaction does not occur.
3. Efficacy Organic skincare contains active ingredients (around 95%). In contrast non-organic products contain active ingredients of around 5-10%. The high level of antioxidants and vitamins found in natural ingredients are fantastic for skin and are free from contamination by chemicals. Many brands actually add drying agents to products. This limits their moisturizing capability. Check for ‘sulfate-free’ or choose natural products to ensure the products you purchase will moisturise and nourish your skin.
4. Cruelty-free Natural and organic products are safe and therefore don’t need to be tested on poor animals. When buying cruelty free you are supporting a move away from this practice. Natural and organic ingredients ensure that these products are suitable for all skin types, meaning everyone can enjoy the benefits.
5. Helping the environment As the ingredients are naturally grown, pesticides and other harmful chemicals are not used, therefore not resulting in a harmful effect on the planet. An added benefit is that organic and natural products use natural scents, not imitations, so they smell fantastic!
Next time you are looking at a skincare product that may be non-organic, look at the ingredient list and see how many ingredients you recognise.
Would you really want to put these unknown ingredients onto your skin?
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You can find out more about their products here: https://naturallytribalgroup.com/