Looking Beautiful and Feeling Blessed:
A Guide to All-Natural Skincare Products for Women
Published August 4th, 2021
By: Bethany Hudspeth
At Belle et Bénie, we combine the power of plant-based ingredients with hemp-derived CBD to create our all-natural skincare line. So, we’d like to go through everything you need to know about all-natural skincare products for women and the benefits of CBD in skin care. Though natural ingredients have been used for centuries for skin care purposes, in the past few decades we’ve seen the market filled with more and more synthetic ingredients. Your skin is porous and absorbs much of what is applied to it, including the many chemicals that are in mainstream body care products sold today.
Why is this important?
Your skin forms the largest living organ, protecting your body from the elements. It helps to keep out harmful organisms and substances, regulates temperature and fluid balance, and offers protection against the sun’s rays. Needless to say, taking care of your skin is one of the key components to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Recent research has shown that many of the chemicals (fragrances, dyes, and synthetic materials) in skincare and beauty products are endocrine disrupters, which can have harmful effects on the body. This has led many people to seek more natural and effective ways to nurture and improve their skin.
What is natural skin care?
It’s important to note that the term natural skin care can mean a variety of different things to different people. The natural label isn’t regulated in the U.S. and many companies choose what natural means for themselves. However, we choose to stick with the authentic definition and only formulate our Belle et Bénie products with plant-based ingredients.
The term “natural” is defined as something that exists in or is produced by nature and is not created or caused by humankind. The sources of most natural components may include herbs, fruits, flowers, leaves, minerals, water, and earth. 1 Scientists have demonstrated that the use of plant oils, extracts, and other botanicals can nurture and protect distressed skin, balance oil production, and reduce the appearance of aging.
What natural ingredients are best?
Often used as a blanket term in the cosmetic industry, it can be tricky to decide which natural skincare products are the best to use. How do you differentiate between the best natural skincare ingredients and natural skincare ingredients that should be avoided? Each person has different skincare needs, and what works great for one person, may not be the best choice for someone else. It is important to test a product on a small patch of skin before using it for all over coverage.
There has also been a lot of debate about what is considered natural, and what isn’t. In the skincare industry, there tends to be a lot of inconsistency regarding natural products. 2 Our number one goal is to be transparent with our consumers. Belle et Bénie products contain only cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic, all-natural ingredients to help free your skin of breakouts, redness, and irritation.
What is CBD?
Our main objective for creating Belle et Bénie as an all-natural skincare line is to help people. We want our products to provide an alternative way to nurture your skin without the fragrances and synthetic chemicals that are harmful to your health. Not only do we aim to improve your skincare routine, but we want to help heal a variety of skin conditions.
One of the newest transformative natural ingredients included in some recent skincare products is Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is one of the cannabinoids derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant, but unlike its sister compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not have any psychoactive effects.3 Instead, CBD has been introduced into many skincare regimens because of its therapeutic benefits, including pain relief, inflammation reduction, anxiety relief, and sleep improvement.
How does CBD help your skin?
CBD has been proven to contain anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties, making it a powerful superfood for your skin. Our products include CBD to treat a variety of skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, skin cancer, and pain. Because of its gentle healing qualities, CBD can be useful for all skin types, including those prone to acne and sensitive skin types.
Research has indicated that CBD can minimize inflammatory conditions like acne breakouts and decrease redness because of its anti-inflammatory properties. By reducing inflammation and assisting with pain relief, CBD has proven to be a safe and effective non-invasive alternative to improve the quality of life in people with skin disorders caused by inflammation. The Belle et Bénie Relaxation Créme is an excellent way to soothe your skin and treat any body aches at the end of the day.
Do you suffer from redness and acne blemishes? CBD has also demonstrated antibacterial properties. A serum or cleanser that include CBD could help improve bacterial imbalances and keep skin free from acne-causing bacteria. CBD acne treatments can stop the excess oil buildup that clog pores and remedy any redness created by these issues. Treat yourself by adding the Awaken A.M. Moisturizer to your morning routine to protect your skin throughout the day and boost your skin’s brightness.
Another motivation to include CBD skincare products in your routine is that it contains natural antioxidant properties. These antioxidant properties help heal damage from harmful external conditions like sun exposure, pollution, or smoke. Antioxidants also aid in diminishing visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, discoloration, and dullness. Our Belle et Bénie Youth Serum is an anti-aging face créme that is sure to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin.
If you’re searching for a way to go au naturel with your skincare routine, remember to do your research. We hope we’ve sufficiently introduced you to our mission and our all-natural skincare products. Keep in mind that there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, and that you should always test a skincare product before fully exposing your skin to a new product.
Do you have any more questions about our all-natural skincare products? Will you be adding any Belle et Bénie CBD products to your skincare routine? Let us know your thoughts and questions in the comments.
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- Ribeiro, A., Estanqueiro, M., Oliveira, M., Sousa Lobo, J. (2015, April 10). Main Benefits and Applicability of Plant Extracts in Skin Care Products. Cosmetics. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276110404_Main_Benefits_and_Applicability_of_Pl
- Hubbard, A. (2021, March 5). Everything You Need to Know to Start a Natural Skin Care Routine. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/natural-skin-care-routine
- Timmons, J. (2021, February 12). 7 CBD Skin Care Brands That Actually Live Up to the Hype. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/cbd-skin-care-brands