Best Healthy Skincare for your Skin
Does your favourite serum leave your skin red, dry, and irritated? Do trendy clear-skin products just make your breakouts worse?
If so, then you may need to switch to biocompatible, healthy skincare. Read on as we break down what this means and provide some suggestions on how to get started.
What Is Biocompatible Skincare?
Biocompatible skincare often uses skin-friendly alternatives to ingredients known to sensitise the skin and lead to reactions. These are irritating ingredients such as phthalate preservatives, parabens, and hydroquinone, a skin brightener that has been linked to serious health effects.
Unfortunately, the designation of “non-toxic” is not heavily regulated – although the EWG does try to provide accurate information – so many skincare brands can claim to be non-toxic while still including potentially harmful ingredients in their formulas.
That’s why we here at NAYA are on a mission to deliver biocompatible and sustainable products that are clinically proven to work at the highest standards.
We ethically source vegan ingredients from the vibrant intelligence of nature, without any toxins or fillers or any preservatives, ever. Each product delivers potent concentrations of plant actives that are known for their nourishing vitamins, essential fatty acids, and antioxidant properties. Every scoop, spritz and slather is a sensorial, indulgent experience that can make an extraordinary difference for your skin, as well as the planet.
Before we take a deeper dive into our world of non-toxic skincare, let’s clear up a few other labels in the beauty industry that may be a bit confusing.
Beauty brands are beginning to market their products as “all-natural” or 100% natural - but what does that even mean? Unfortunately, not much.
This term is unregulated and is more of a marketing grab than a standard of health. However, many products use this term and others like “clean beauty,” “clean skincare,” and “natural beauty.”
This is where it’s important to know your skincare ingredients. Beauty companies often use formal Latin names in their ingredients lists. So, for instance, Vitamin C becomes L-Ascorbic Acid, and Vitamin E becomes Tocopherol.
While these ingredients might be hard to pronounce, they are likely all-natural and can benefit your skin.
If you see a product or ingredients labeled as “certified organic,” it is full of great ingredients! The term “organic” is regulated and NAYA uses COSMOS and/or Ecocert certified ingredients.
Certified organic skincare brands are held to organic farming practices and are not permitted to use GMOs or damaging pesticides in their products. These products are often high-quality and will likely have great effects on your skin.
It’s important to note that even if a product is non-toxic, natural, or organic, that doesn’t always make it cruelty-free, vegan, fair-trade, recyclable, eco-friendly, or sustainability-conscious.
However, at NAYA, we strive for the best in everything we do. Wherever we can, the ingredients in our oils, face masks, and skincare lines are certified organic, sustainably sourced, and cruelty-free. All of our products are carried in recyclable glass and paper packaging.
What Are Some Natural Skincare Products?
If you’re ready to switch to truly natural and biokompatible skincare, we’re here to help. Here are some of our favourite non-toxic products full of beautifying natural ingredients for every skin type.
Cleansers are the important first step in every skincare routine. However, these can be filled with sensitising BHAs like Salicylic Acid and AHAs like Citric Acid, which can irritate sensitive skin and damage your skin barrier.
That’s why we recommend our Everyday Cleansing Oil. Our cleansing oil effectively removes makeup, sunscreen, and dirt – not moisture! Leaving your skin beautifully clean without stripping away any of the vitamins and fats your skin needs.
With makeup-melting Rapeseed Oil and gentle, plant-based ingredients like Pomegranate and Hemp Seed Oil to help soothe your skin, Everyday Cleansing Oil will give your skin the gentle cleanse it needs without side effects. The Everyday Cleansing Oil helps to restore moisture to help your skin glow and to help lock in moisture so that your skin feels silky.
You can also use the Everyday Cleansing Oil when you suffer from break-outs.
The majority of cleansers marketed to oily and breakout-prone use synthetic ingredients and harsh surfactants that disrupt the skin barrier, which means your skin barrier can’t do its job. This means that your skin can’t keep moisture in or blemish-causing bacteria out. This can lead to breakouts and irritated skin.
Serums are the holy grail in skincare. They offer a way for highly concentrated formulas to absorb into your skin quickly. Because they are so powerful, serums often yield effects sooner than other products.
To anyone looking to dip their toes into non-toxic serums, we recommend our Glow Serum.This anti-aging serum will dramatically change how your skin looks today, tomorrow, and years from now with the most potent, multi-targeting, breakthrough antioxidant in skincare.
Glow Serum is rich in special cascading antioxidant, which means once it’s done fighting a free radical, it reacts by taking on a new form that can fight the next free radical, and the next, and the next without losing the ability to defend and protect against environmental stressors.
This is the last anti-aging serum you’ll ever need because it fights five signs of ageing AND helps prevent future damage.
If Retinol is your bestie, but you like to try something different and plant-based, you don’t have to give up its benefits. Plant-based Retinol can provide similar benefits. Enjoy our Cacay Beauty Oil.
For instance, our Cacay Beauty Oil is a smarter way to retinol. Our microbiome-minded Cacay Beauty Oil harnesses the innate intelligence of your skin to deliver powerful anti-aging benefits, delivering your most youthful-looking glow.
Moisturisers are the last step of your routine — and one of the most important steps. The right moisturiser can set your skin up for success, so we want to share our favourites with you.
Our Everyday Day Cream is an anti-ageing moisturiser that 100% of subjects agreed made their skin look and feel smoother, softer, more glowy and deeply hydrated.
Our formula also features an exclusive Hydra-Cocktail of protein rejuvenators, humectants, emollients, and breathable occlusives to lock moisture in and support the skin barrier. And the best part? We use zero pore-clogging waxes, which is a top ingredient in practically every other moisturiser on the face of the planet.
We recommend following this cream moisturiser with a moisturising face oil such as our Everyday Face Oil, formulated to help prevent breakouts, combat signs of ageing, balance oiliness, and deliver a youthful-looking glow.
With Meadowfoam to clear away impurities, Almond and Grape Seed Oils to maintain optimal sebum levels and pH balance, and Cacay and Sunflower to deliver Fatty Acids that nourish the skin — all while keeping breakouts at bay.
Alternatively, our Cacay Beauty Oil features our premium Cacay oil to support your skin barrier and target key signs of skin ageing while also delivering radiant hydration.
Just because a problem bears the label “all-natural” or “non-toxic,” it isn’t automatically good for your skin. We’ve shared our list of go-to products that actually fit all the labels, but it’s important to know your ingredients so that you can see for yourself whether or not a skincare product is actually skin-friendly.
At NAYA, we take out the guess-work and we will research each ingredient carefully for you to enjoy effective and proven skincare for your timeless beauty.