A staggering 80% of UK consumers aged 16-20 purchased beauty products in the last year but are you 100% certain you’re choosing the best beauty product for your teenage skin? To help make shopping for teen skin care easier, we’re exploring the benefits of choosing organic, clean beauty in your teens.
GETTING UNDER THE SKIN OF GEN Z
Since the dawn of time, teenagers have struggled with greasy, spot-prone skin and Gen Z are no exception to this. The only difference for today’s teenagers is that they are growing up in an Instagram-filter age where it can be hard to determine skincare reality from virtual reality.
With teenage skin so often under the selfie spotlight it’s important that teens know how the products they use can affect the balance of their skin. So, what are your options?
NATURAL & ORGANIC TEENAGE SKIN CARE
Plant-based, natural and organic teenage skin care is usually not only better for your skin but better for the environment.Genuinely natural teen skin care should not contain phthalates, parabens, silicones or any other harsh, synthetic chemical ingredients.
Certified organic skincare is plant-based, non-toxic and often has the added benefit of being sustainable. This is because organic farming actively supports improving soil health for future generations.
It can be hard to determine whether skin care is as natural and organic as it claims but, to make shopping for organic teen skin care easier, Green People created Organic Young (Oy!).
Oy! teenage skin care is:
- Cruelty Free
- Certified Organic
Our entire certified organic skin care range is made from natural, gentle organic plant oils grown without harmful herbicides or pesticides. We’re also approved by PETA and the Vegan and Vegetarian societies.
SYNTHETIC TEEN SKIN CARE
Laden with chemicals and artificial colours, synthetic skin care is exciting to look at and brightens up your Instagram feed. But, is it any good for you? The reality is, whilst synthetic ingredients can be effective, they are often made with harsh chemicals which can aggravate your skin and may be absorbed into the bloodstream.
'Up to 60% of what you put on your skin may be absorbed into your bloodstream'
Inflammation, irritation and spots can all be triggered by chemical ingredients and the main chemicals to look out for are:
- Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS): A known skin irritant, SLS makes products foam but can leave skin feeling sore and dry.
- Alcohol: Used as a preservative and to help other ingredients penetrate the skin, alcohol dries out the skin. Not only does this leave the skin looking dull and dehydrated, it can cause the skin to produce more oil.
- Petrochemicals: These pore-clogging chemicals trap dirt on the skin and can leave the skin vulnerable to breakouts.
- Synthetic fragrance: One of the most common cause of skin reactions, synthetic fragrances are often listed as ‘parfum’ or ‘fragrance’ in ingredients lists
READY TO TRY ORGANIC TEENAGE SKIN CARE?
To help you achieve you skin care goals we’ve created ‘My Skin Goals’ our 3-step skin care set designed especially for teenage skin.
Made with Green Tea, Willow Bark, Tea Tree and Witch Hazel, these daily anti-blemish solutions work together to target spots and promote a clear complexion.
Want to find out more about the benefits of using organic skincare in your teens? Be sure to read our essential guide to teenage skin care.