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HOW DOES NATURAL ZEST DIFFER TO OTHER SKINCARE BRANDS?

The majority of skincare brands use water (aqua) as the primary ingredient in their products. At Natural Zest Skincare, we choose a different approach. Our skincare uses hydrosols and plant oils as the foundation for our range, ensuring products contain the beneficial plant compounds that deliver nourishment to your skin. We are committed to providing you with exceptional skincare products that nourish, balance, and soothe your skin.

 Hydrosols are derived from the steam distillation process used to extract essential oils from plants, making them a pure co-product of this natural extraction method.

Amanda Grindrod
Founder of Natural Zest Skincare

ADVANTAGES OF HYDROSOLS

BOTANICAL ENRICHMENT: They are derived from the distillation of plant materials like leaves, flowers, and fruits, retaining beneficial compounds that offer diverse skincare advantages, including skin soothing, hydration, and nourishment.
OPTIMAL PH BALANCE: They typically possess a slightly acidic pH, closely mirroring the skin’s pH (around 4.5-5.5). Incorporating products with a pH akin to the skin helps sustain its acid mantle, a protective barrier crucial for maintaining healthy skin.   
AMPLIFIED EFFECTIVENESS AS CARRIERS: They serve as efficient carriers for active ingredients in skincare products, facilitating deeper penetration into the skin. This enhances the overall effectiveness of skincare formulations.
SKIN-FRIENDLY NATURE: Originating from botanical sources, they are known for their gentle impact on the skin, making them less likely to cause irritation compared to plain water. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with sensitive or reactive skin.
ENHANCED HYDRATION: While water contributes to hydration, hydrosols go a step further with additional hydrating properties. they play a role in locking in moisture, ensuring a sustained and prolonged hydrating effect on the skin. 
Discover the remarkable benefits of Neroli hydrosol for sensitive and problematic skin. This incredible ingredient possesses cooling and soothing properties, ideal for those with sensitive skin. It aids in reducing excess sebum secretion, minimising large pores, and firming and tightening the skin, thanks to its natural astringent properties. Neroli hydrosol has the power to calm your senses and alleviate stress, which can contribute to the aggravation of skin conditions.

OUR VALUES

WATERLESS SKINCARE – WE NEVER USE WATER AS A BASE IN OUR PRODUCTS
ETHICALLY AND SUSTAINABLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS
100% NATURALLY DERIVED INGREDIENTS
CRUELTY FREE
RECYCLEABLE / REUSEABLE GLASS CONTAINERS
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Our products are packaged in glass jars and bottles which can either be recycled or reused. Our items are packaged in boxes which are made of 100% recycled materials and are 100% compostable and curbside recyclable. Our tissue paper is printed with soy ink, acid free paper and is FSC certified – it’s 100% compostable or recycle friendly.
Any preservatives used are derived from natural sources. Natural Zest products do not contain any harmful chemicals.
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