With a growing understanding of the toxins, hormones and other harmful synthetic chemicals, exponentially Skin & Hair Care consumers the world over are switching to a more natural, less makeup look, and better systemic health by searching out organic products that address their specific concerns. Be it anti-aging rejuvenation, or the correction of various skin and hair problems, or even just beauty enhancement to prevent future issues, everyone wants to see fast results! But skin care expectations are realistic only when your skin/hair care regimens utilize products designed specifically for your unique Skin Type/Dosha in Ayurvedic terms), with each component (ie; in skincare we have a 3 step process, which each one complimenting and building on the effects of the others to restore optimal skin function. Aside from making the correct product choices, consistency and sticking to this system of ‘effective’ minimalistic skin care routine is the best and fastest way to great skin.
That being said, here’s how to be realistic about the results you want for your skin:
Expectation #1 – There’s always a ‘One Miracle Skin Care Regimen/Ingredient’ that fits all.
Reality: Searching for a miracle skin regimen or ingredient that will fit you, your entire friend circle and your family – is a myth. We all are born different, and so is our skin type. Even in the same family (with similar genetic makeup), each individual can have different skin type, which can be found out with @PuravedaOrganics Ayurvedic Dosha System. Based on the dosha – Vata (Dry/Normal), Pitta (Sensitive) or Kapha (Oily), it’s important to choose products that compliment and adjust an out-of-sync dosha.
Expectation #2 – The more the number of products in your skin care regimen, the better are the results.
Reality: Do you have a closet full of beauty products that you probably used just once or twice? With the temptation of buying a new skin care product that claims it can do wonders to the skin, this very notion is probably one of the biggest impulsive wrong that we are doing to the skin. When you use too many products, each having different types of ingredients, you aren’t giving any time for the skin to adapt to new changes. Besides, different chemicals in products may react differently and can worsen your problem. Sticking to a minimal skin care routine, containing products with ingredients in synergy with each other, is essential to allow the skin to adapt, adjust and improve.
Expectation #3 – If a product contains Natural ingredients, it will do no harm to your skin.
Reality: There are several dimensions to this general assumption. First, if you have hypersensitive skin, application of natural ingredients needs to be closely monitored and a patch test should always be done prior to using any new product. Second, not all natural ingredients provide the desired response to a particular skin type. Applying products that are not designed for your dosha type may actually skin problems. Third, the process of developing a natural, plant-based product, with the correct concentration of ingredients requires expertise and years of trials to prove efficiency. Any wrong combination or overly high concentrations, especially those containing strong plant-based acids, can damage skin in the long run.
Expectation #4 – A costly skin care product will give you instant results.
Reality: If you’re expecting a complete skin makeover with only 1 or 2 applications of a new product, you are most certainly going to be disappointed. Though organic and wild-gathered ingredients sourced from native/exotic habitats with fair trade policy may increase the cost of a product, a well-formulated skin care regimen/product can provide slow and steady results upon regular application, saving you money and time.
You may increase the speed of results by choosing a formula that is well-balanced to maximize the strength of the active ingredient. For example, you can a feel fast-acting difference with Puraveda Organics time-tested BioScience Peptide Complex with it’s 50+ botanical extracts, steam distilled essential oils, skin peptides, all of which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles beginning approximately after 2 weeks of the recommended day and night time application.
Expectation #5 – Formulas with latest ingredients will give you 100% results.
Reality: Argireline and Matrixyl Skin Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin are some of the well-known latest ingredients in skin science that are clinically proven for their realistic anti-aging results. However, the correct concentration, sourcing and the formulation method can make a world of difference in results. Higher concentrations than the lab tested norms can be detrimental for the skin and can give you negative results, while extremely low concentrations (such as green washing in commercial skin brands) will simply provide zero benefits.
With the correct concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid, ALA, Allantoin and other power-packed plant-based ingredients, as well as Argireline and Matrixyl skin peptides in the proven most effective 10:15 ratio in our BioScience Peptide Complex, this ani-aging formula provides effective, measurable results in the fastest possible time.
Expectation #6 – The greater the SPF number, the better you are protected against the sun’s UV rays.
Reality: Sunscreen is an indispensable part of any skin care regimen and many people think that the higher the SPF number, the better their skin is protected. However, the fact is that an SPF value of 30 provides 97% of UV protection and will give 30 times more protection than no sunscreen. Anything above than this, has less than a 1% greater advantage. Therefore, an SPF value of 60 doesn’t means 2X times more protection than SPF 30. For best, non-toxic, child and reef safe results, Sun Protect SPF 30+ mineral based, broad spectrum sunscreen (protects against both UVA & UVB/C rays) provides the best sun protection with no side effects.
Expectation #7 – A product that states that it is not tested on animals, is actually cruelty-free.
Reality: Are you an animal lover and does cruelty-free seals on beauty labels tempt you? Well, sadly, don’t judge a book by its cover. Many beauty labels use the cruelty free term despite the fact that though not at its final stage, but any ingredient might have been tested on animals or vice versa during manufacturing or testing of a product. Some manufacturers also rely on another animal testing company’s results (sometimes even from different countries that have liberal animal testing norms). To be sure, check whether the company has clearly stated that the product and its component ingredients aren’t tested on animals at any stage of production.