Why we recommend it?
If you care about what you put on your skin, Neal’s Yard Remedies offers one of the best skincare ranges available on the market. Their passion for top quality ingredients and their uncompromising ethics on ecology and environment preservation are just some of the reasons why we at HolisticRoom.com have chosen them for our selected offer of recommended products.
Their Award-winning scientifically developed Organic face care collections guarantee high quality of ingredients and great results. Neal’s Yard Face Care Collection and Anti Ageing Skincare use potent properties of plants and herbs, delivering rejuvenating results.
The same high standard care applied to face products is delivered in their body care ranges. Which is why Neal’s Yard uses the same high quality organic ingredients to hydrate, nourish and protect. It’s also why there are no synthetic colours or fragrances, parabens, GMOs or anything else that the brand believe could do you, or the planet harm.
Why are these products so good?
Neal’s Yard Remedies develop their products in their laboratory at Peacemarsh, combining traditional organic plant extracts with the latest advances in green chemistry to bring you the most effective, natural and innovative range of organic health and beauty-care available.
Neal’s Yard Remedies use a wide range of ingredients, but of course they take just as much care about those they won’t use as those they do:
Plant Based Cleansers – Soaps and Detergents
Soaps help emulsify oils and hold them in suspension, so that dirt and grease can be washed away. Detergents are used in shampoos, shower gels and body washes, they are surfactants which means that they lower the surface tension of water, making it more able to interact with oil and grease, thus enabling impurities to be easily rinsed away.
However, strong detergents can strip away too much of the skin’s natural protective oils, leaving it dry or irritated. When Neal’s Yard formulate, they combine specially chosen plant-based detergents so that they complement one another, giving an effective yet skin-friendly cleansing action.
NYR don’t use any petrochemical-based detergent, neither do they use sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), which can irritate the skin. Instead we use detergents made from plant-based ingredients that are effective, yet gentle on your skin.
No Mineral Oils
Mineral oil (liquid paraffin) and petrolatum are derived from petroleum and cannot be synthesised by the skin. They block pores and diminish the skin ability to function.
NYR never use petroleum-based ingredients, choosing instead plant-based oils, which can be similar in content to the skin’s own sebum. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, they are easily and safely absorbed, assisting the skin’s natural functions and helping improve its condition.
Unlike food, we don’t keep our toiletries in the fridge, which means preservatives may be needed to keep them fresh. Often used to preserve conventional skin care, parabens can cause allergic reactions and have been reported to have estrogenic properties which some research has linked to cancer development, especially breast cancer in women. NYR never use parabens. Instead they use natural ingredients with preservative properties, such as rose or propolis extract.
In some cases, to offer you a particular shelf life, NYR use small amounts of preservatives selected to be safe for use and non-persistent in the environment.
The packaging used is chosen for its protective properties, so that NYR can minimise preservatives. Their trademark blue bottles, for instance, were specially chosen as they minimise the amount of damaging UV light reaching the contents.
Silicones are used to create a silky feel to the skin or hair, but they can create a plastic-like film on the skin, disrupting its ability to release toxins, trapping irritants onto the skin and blocking the pores. They are also non-biodegradable. They may be listed on the label as cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone and dimethicone copolyol. Neal’s Yard Remedies simply don’t use them.
No Synthetic Fragrances
The word ‘parfum’ on an ingredient label can hide a multitude of synthetic chemicals, which can cause allergic responses.
NYR don’t use any of them. With the boundless array of wonderful scents available from nature, they fragrance their products with pure plant essentials oils and essences chosen for their delightful aromas, as well as their therapeutic properties.
Are Neal’s Yard Remedies products really safer?
Neal’s Yard Remedies’ commitment to using safe, natural ingredients with a recognised therapeutic tradition creates products that are beneficial to both you and the environment. All their products undergo strict testing to ensure they’re safe and effective to use.
Why you should buy?
Why choose real organic skin care?
Did you know…
The skin is the body’s largest organ, an active interface between our bodies and the environment? It’s been well documented that what you put on your skin ends up in your body (just think of nicotine patches), so Neal’s Yard Remedies believe that it is really important to be fully aware of what’s in the products you use.
Over the last 50 years, tens of thousands of new chemicals have been developed, most of which have never been properly tested on humans. We are absorbing a vast array of these new synthetic chemicals from our food, our toiletries, and our immediate environment. Surely it can be no coincidence that over the same time period, the incidences of illness such as eczema, allergies and even cancers have greatly increased.
We may not be able to avoid all of these chemicals, but we believe it makes sense to do what we can to minimise contact wherever possible.
Did you know?
Neal’s Yard Remedies is driven by the passionate belief that health and beauty should be more natural, less synthetic. This passion, and their firm belief that it’s down to all of us to protect our precious planet, is at the heart of everything they do.