- January 12, 2021
- Posted by Claire Goldsworthy
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When it comes to beauty products and the world of formulations, there's 'natural', and there's honestly natural. If you buy your 'natural' beauty products off the shelf in mainstream grocery stores, chances are, they're full of not-so-natural nasties, and under all the marketing and jargon, they're likely to be packed with toxins and chemicals.
It's a fact: one in five cosmetic products sold in major supermarkets in Australia contains Formaldehyde, but it's the very last ingredient we should be consuming through our skin. Formaldehyde is classified by the World Health Organisation as a Group 1 carcinogen known to cause cancer in humans, and it also causes skin irritation, sensory irritation, and breathing difficulties if it comes into contact with skin. How and why it's legal for companies to use Formaldehyde in beauty products - I don't know - but I do know, that when it comes to the products I personally use and the ingredients I feel safe using, Formaldehyde is not one of them.
Navigating safe ingredients and finding honestly natural products can be tricky when there's so much on the market, but offering honest, real and hand-on-heart natural, clean beauty products is exactly what Dindi Naturals exist to do.
Dindi Naturals' skincare and body products are carefully blended in their solar-powered boutique factory located amidst the pristine, mountainous region of Murrindindi Shire, Victoria. Produced in small batches by hand, they only use the highest quality, bio-active, palm oil-free and cruelty-free ingredients, and they utilise an extraction process that delivers the full plant profile that exists in nature without degrading the plants bio-matrix. These bio-available plant compounds are active and nutritionally dense, delivering pure skin nutrition that is easily absorbed. To put it simply, the extracts in Dindi Naturals' skincare range are clean, fresh, highly effective, and most importantly, honestly natural.
Dindi Naturals' products are also 100% palm oil free (certified with Orangutan Alliance), 100% cruelty-free (certified with Choose Cruelty Free), and they've partnered with the One Tree Planted project to offer customers the opportunity to purchase a tree-planting with their online and in-store orders. For every five trees purchased by customers, Dindi Naturals purchases one tree, averaging around 300 new tree-plantings in Australia every month. 98% of the Dindi Naturals range is plant-based and vegan friendly too, and the only products with animal ingredients are honey balms and natural goat's milk soaps.
The best part? Dindi Naturals sources their native extracts only from companies who are either Aboriginal Australian owned or have highly ethical working relationships with Aboriginal Australian communities. Their native extracts are wild harvested, and the vast majority are certified organic too.
If you've been searching for an honestly natural beauty range, I can personally vouch for Dindi Naturals' clean beauty products. I've been using the Cucumber Facial Cleansing Oil, Organic Rose Water Toning Mist, and the Rosella Flower Face Oil every day for the last few months, and my skin has never felt or looked better, cleaner or fresher.
Shop the Dindi Naturals range here.
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