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I would like to go natural but will I be missing out on the science?

No - good natural skincare products provide your skin with amazing nutrition and contain anti-oxidants, vitamins, polyphenols and flavonoids in abundance - probably far more than their non-natural counterparts!

Plant ingredients provide our skin with vital antioxidants and hydration and can be a potent weapon against anti-ageing. The chemical constituents that are found naturally in plants (referred to as phytochemicals) have been used since Egyptian times for healing and beauty. Many plants act in synergy with each other, so that when mixed together they have a greater therapeutic effect than individually.

For exemplary skin care you need a balance of  omega 9 oil (oleic acid) and omega 3 & 6 oils (linoleic acid). 
Using natural, cold-pressed and organic oils containing natural lipids and high levels of key fatty acids helps to maintain healthy skin condition and combat inflammatory skin disorders. This balance also helps with firmness, elasticity, skin smoothness, reduction in wrinkle depth and UV irritated redness.

Nature is much more powerful than science and far cleverer.  Could mankind create the universe?  Or even a simple flower?  It is supremely arrogant of man to think he can do better than nature! The ‘science’ in natural skin products comes in knowing which ingredients to combine with which and in what quantity and ratio.  It also requires a deep knowledge of natural ingredients.

Einstein said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  There is more 'science' in nature than in synthetic man made products, many of which  were inspired by nature in the first place.  The only reason mankind made them was either shortage of supply in nature or the expense (synthetic products are often much cheaper).

For example, take the common aspirin. Before man 'invented' aspirin, we used to use white willow bark, which contains salicin (salicylic acid) as well as anti-inflammatory plant compounds (flavonoids).  These were responsible for the strong pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the plant. Man then learnt to synthesise salicin and put it in tablet form to make aspirin.

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