Clean beauty products are increasingly sought by the discerning consumer. Indeed, last year the most Googled beauty company was a clean beauty one. But what exactly is clean beauty? The generally accepted definition is that clean beauty products are those created without any suspected or proven toxic ingredients. These types of products are hopefully sourced through ethical means, and are designed for the health of both the environment and the body. Clean beauty products should be made with clear principles, including using the best nature has to offer and the elimination of any ingredients with the potential for harm or questionable data regarding safety. For some clean beauty formulators, that means using only organic ingredients or only all-natural (non-laboratory derived) ingredients. However, at Synergie Skin, the emphasis is on creating clean beauty products by combining the best of nature with the latest cosmeceutical science – because that way we can incorporate natural ingredients with the latest scientific advancements in skincare. Combining the best of both worlds makes our products stand out for what they are: clean beauty that is easy on your skin but tough on your particular skincare concerns. We call that principle ‘Clean Science’®, and we believe it’s even better than clean beauty.
Synergie’s Clean Science products provide premier rejuvenation through scientific breakthroughs and cutting-edge technology. The ingredients are combined to change, protect, and nurture your skin. There are no harmful or questionable ingredients and the products are not tested on animals. Using clean beauty products helps you feel incredible about yourself while protecting the environment. This is much more complicated than mixing a lot of ingredients in a bottle. The synergy and chemistry of the ingredients must be understood, extensive trials and research must be conducted prior to the products being released on the open market, and customers and practitioners must be educated regarding the proper way to use the products to ensure the best possible skin care results.
The Benefits of Clean Beauty Makeup and Skin Care
Clean beauty products do not use artificial colors and fragrances, questionable ingredients, or cheap fillers. A high-quality product protects your skin from the accumulation of toxins. This means what is left out of the product is just about as important as what is included. The manufacturing of the products is not saturated with chemicals because they are created to be clean. The ingredients are free of chemicals and the method used for processing is much cleaner to promote healthier skin and a healthier planet.
One of the biggest issues in the beauty industry is the lack of government regulations. Beauty products are not regulated by the FDA (with the exception of color additives). This enables companies to use any products they choose even if they are not beneficial for your skin. This includes unnecessary fillers and dangerous chemicals or irritants. Even products containing only natural ingredients can be harmful if used incorrectly. This can cause allergies, irritations, breakouts, and redness. For example, talcum is a natural ingredient, but it has recently been associated with contamination by asbestos (another natural, but very toxic, ingredient) and has also been linked to ovarian cancer. These concerns are not an issue with clean beauty products because they do not contain any harmful ingredients; and if your clean beauty products are also Clean Science ones, they have proven capability to bring about change and so are excellent for repairing, rejuvenating, and refining your skin.
Clean products acknowledge the fact that your skin is your largest organ. This is incredibly important when you consider how much your skin goes through every day and the way your skin functions. Your skin absorbs much of the products you use on it and a lot of what your skin comes in contact with. (Note that not all the products you use on your skin actually get absorbed. For example, certain molecules that are promoted by some skin care companies as being beneficial to your skin are actually too big to be absorbed. So, they look good on the label but don’t actually have much benefit.) This can be either good or bad. When you are using beauty products on your skin that contain harmful chemicals, you are potentially damaging it – and other parts of your body. This is scary because many of the chemicals so commonly used for beauty products have never even been tested. This means you have no way of knowing what kind of health issue they may be responsible for causing. Clean products should at the very least not cause your skin or body harm, and if they’re formulated according to Clean Science, they will also rejuvenate your skin instead of causing damage.
The majority of common beauty products often contain hundreds of different chemicals. Many of these chemicals absorb right into your skin every time you use the products. They travel directly to your bloodstream and can have a negative impact on other organs. Using clean products means you know exactly what you are putting on your skin. Any concerns regarding the impact of unknown chemicals and what they may do to your skin are eliminated because research has been conducted to ensure the products are compatible and safe for your skin. It is also important to know clean makeup products do not use synthetic fragrances, which are filled with a lot of different and often unknown chemicals.
Synthetic fragrances as found in so many skincare and even makeup products, are especially problematic. One of the many reasons clean products are so important is because according to the FDA, the actual ingredients used for fragrances do not have to be revealed by the company as they are considered to be trade secrets. The idea is to prevent a company from stealing the exact fragrance of another company to help increase their sales. Although this is understandable, it does raise several different issues. The trade secret clause enables companies to use any chemicals they choose in their products just by stating the ingredients are a part of the fragrance used for the product. The company is never obligated to tell the consumers what the ingredients in the fragrance are. You will not see the ingredients listed on the packaging and you will never know what ingredients make up the blanket term “artificial fragrance”.
Unless you are using clean beauty products, you will never be certain how many chemicals were used to make the fragrance or know the identity of these chemicals. These chemicals may be something you are allergic to or they may be extremely harmful to both your body and skin. (It’s no surprise that artificial fragrances are one of the most common causes of skin sensitivities.) These concerns are completely eliminated by using clean and natural products. They will not use any chemicals for the fragrance that are capable of causing you any harm. You will also have the peace of mind in knowing exactly what you are using and placing on your skin.
As you would expect from a company with almost 15 years’ history, Synergie’s Clean Science skincare produces amazing results. But in addition to skincare, Synergie also manufactures a full line of clean beauty makeup products. What’s more, every single Synergie makeup product uses ingredients designed to benefit your skin, such as broad-spectrum, physical sunblocks like non-nano titanium dioxide and zinc oxide contained in the foundations, or vitamin C in the lipsticks. This is why Synergie labels its clean makeup as “intelligent makeup”. It does so much more than simply providing color, contouring and cover: it provides essential benefits for your skin too. Both Synergie Skin (skincare) and Synergie Minerals (makeup) are available from Skin Elegance in the US, and originate from Melbourne, Australia, where they are formulated, manufactured and packaged.
Synergie’s Clean Science® intelligent makeup line encompasses mineral foundations in three different formulations (Mineral Whip compact cream-to-powder, BB Flawless liquid mineral, and Second Skin Crush loose powder). Zinc oxide in levels as high as 50 percent are used to formulate these foundations for a broad-spectrum sunblock. The clean cosmetics include products for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. All of these products employ natural ingredients, contain active ingredients such as vitamins or antioxidants for the proper treatment of your skin, and offer a wide selection of different benefits. The products have been formulated to provide immediate cover after you have completed a clinical treatment such as microneedling, peels, IPL/laser, or microdermabrasion. There are no harsh chemicals or questionable ingredients such as synthetic fragrances or colors, polyethylene glycol, or parabens that have the potential to harm your health.
Clean Skincare Products
Along with Synergie Minerals makeup, Skin Elegance offers excellent clean beauty products from Synergie Skin that combine the benefits of natural ingredients with the latest cosmeceutical science. For example, SuperSerum+ is an anti-aging serum that contains a combination of hydrolyzed tomato skin, marjoram, aloe vera and neroli along with saccharides and peptides to trigger the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and epidermal skin cells. One of its peptides mimics a human protein that has the capability of repairing damage to the DNA and reversing cell aging. The product additionally helps decrease wrinkles by mimicking muscle relaxers. SuperSerum+ is exceptionally effective for improving the appearance of aging skin and decreasing the look of fine lines when used once or twice per day – and it’s a perfect example of the advantages of Clean Science over plain old clean beauty (when the latter doesn’t include proven, active cosmeceuticals).
SuperSerum+ is just one example of Synergie’s highly active Clean Science skincare products. The company also produces essential vitamin serums for everyday use, including Ultimate A serum (retinol), Vitamin B serum (containing the amazing multi-tasker niacinamide), and SupremaC+, a brand new vitamin C serum formulated with Synergie’s proprietary CMF Triacid Complex™.
In addition to these serums, Synergie makes many other serums targeted toward particular skincare concerns, such as acne, dry skin, and pigmentation. It also has a range of moisturizers that cater to different skin needs. Überzinc is Synergie’s essential daily moisturizer that is both a daily moisturizer and a broad-spectrum sunblock to protect against both UVB and UVA rays. It contains 21% zinc oxide, so is a physical sunscreen that will reflect all UV light and remain on top of your skin; furthermore, it does not contain absorbable and potentially harmful ‘chemical sunscreens’, which have been banned in some places because of their damaging effects on marine life. Überzinc also includes pure green tea extract to neutralize harmful free radicals . What’s more, besides its sun blocking effects, zinc oxide is anti-inflammatory and non-irritant. This makes it the perfect solution for sensitive, irritated, or acneic skin, or for use after a clinical treatment.
The Skin Elegance website has information all about these products. If you are interested in learning more about what the clean beauty products from Synergie that are available at Skin Elegance can do for you, feel free to visit our website today!