Is Natural Skincare Better for You?

At RY we’ve been listening to what you guys say – and we couldn’t ignore the cries for more natural and organic products online. We’re here to give the people what they want, and this is no exception.

Education and acknowledgment around natural skincare has become more of the norm in recent years, with organic and natural products becoming on trend –  along with hiking, activewear and kale. But what we really want to know is:

Is Natural Skincare Better For You?

Natural Skincare is skincare that contains ingredients that are derived, in whole or in part, from natural sources with no synthetic compounds. Organic skincare takes it that step further – only containing plant-sourced ingredients that are cultivated without the use of synthetic chemicals, irradiation, or pesticides.  Of course we could go into the lack of regulations around labelling etc and whether or not these products actually only contain what they say – but even assuming that they ARE 100% natural is it helping your skin?

Natural skincare seems to be making a claim that all synthetic products or products that contain chemicals are bad – which is not necessarily the case. However you could imagine as a woman, applying layers of makeup every day, a long side a 7 step skincare routine with products that all contain chemicals – it would add up. The best thing to do is simplify your routine. Pick products that have few ingredients in them, don’t over complicate your routine with thousands of products and use what works for you.

RY has just launched a range of great Natural Skincare ranges so if you’ve been wanting to make the switch, there’s never been a better time than now.

Best Natural Ranges:

1. The Jojoba Company –


Straight from an Australian Estate in the heart of NSW, Jojoba can be used to treat so many skin conditions including scars, burns, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne, dry and sensitive skin, sun damage, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, oily skin, rashes, age spots, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis & stretch marks. So many reasons to try Jojoba as a natural skin alternative today.

2. Neal’s Yard Remedies

Neal's Yard Remedies

From the heart of London comes this natural, non-synthetic beauty range. Neal’s Yard Remedies Philosophy is honesty, transparency and acknowledging what goes into each product you buy. You can be safe knowing that Neal’s Yard Remedies contain no nasties to aggravate sensitive skin.

3. Simple As That

simple as that skincare

Simple as That is committed to skin health and promoting natural beauty simply. This includes no ingredients you can’t pronounce, no complex skincare rituals – just proven results from organic, vegan & fair trade ingredients.

4. Hurraw! –


This fun range contains a huge range of lip balms. But not just any lip balms – the perfect lip balm. Hurraw! are super smooth, won’t drag, don’t leave a sticky residue, aren’t too glossy or grainy, are long lasting and don’t melt in your pocket/bag all day long. Oh and they’re completely organic! Try some fun flavours including Chocolate, Chai Spice or the Moon Balm for a night time treatment your lips will thank you for.


5. Australian Ritual –

Australian Ritual

It’s not all about skincare – your hair can be brought back to life with the organic range from Australian Ritual. Experience a new era in haircare with natural products that don’t compromise on quality.

6. Nu’Trir  –

Nu Trir

This natural, nourishing range contains products that produce real results. A simple range that provides you with just the necessities, try Nu’Trir for no parabens, petroleum, SLS, mineral oils, sulphates, silicones, phthalates, PEG’s, petrochemicals, artificial colours or fragrances.

7. DNA Elements

For a superior detoxifier that helps draw out built up toxins and impurities look no further. This face mask uses Silica because it regenerates skin by taking part in the synthesis of elastin and collagen. After using this mask your skin will feel toned and deeply cleansed.

The philosophy behind DnA elements is that the secret to longevity, anti-ageing and overall emotional and physical well-being can all be attributed to nature. DnA elements provides a product range suitable for both babies and adults that was heavily researched to bring you the best combination of organic ingredients.

With all these fabulous ranges and many more to come – your transition to natural skincare has never been easier.

Let me know your thoughts on Natural Skincare below.

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Renee Volck

Renee Volck

Writer and expert