Natural Origin: About Us
Sometimes skin needs an overindulgence of pampering, hydration and care. After all, the skin is the body's largest organ, sort of the first line of defense. As a barrier, it doesn't need toxins in the products that are put onto it. This is where truly natural products come in. By now, most people know that they are not all created equal. In fact, some products that claim to be natural are not. Natural Origin has met the litmus test for all-natural products. It stands up to its claims on several fronts. There are customers who attest to its effectiveness, they've been awarded as an authentic natural product and there are health-conscious bodies of which Natural Origin is part. There are ingredients that are known to come from nature in every single product.
The body wash, scrubs and body mousse provides all natural skin care. Generations are singing the praises, such as Angie of South Croydon. She remarked that she and her daughter use the African Liquid Soap as “an all around soap and shampoo alternative.” This customer said her daughter has outbreaks of eczema and gains a delicate and refreshing break from her symptoms when using the Emu Balm from Natural Origin. For herself she indulges her face with the Evening Primrose face cream. “It made my skin feel instantly supple,” she stated.
Another mother/daughter, Ms. S. Patten-Walker also found their answer in Natural Origin. “I love the purity and general richness of the creams and lotions,” she stated. She said she'd recommend them as a natural alternative for anyone's beauty regimen.”The results speak for themselves.
Others are getting the baby skin softness back through Natural Origin products, which was nominated in 2013 for the Ebony Business Recognition Award in the natural products category.
Eczema, dermatitis, unexplained rashes, dry or itchy skin are no match against their range of effective natural solutions. Because nature works best when aligned with nature, the results have been what people should expect, but have come not to anticipate experiencing. The array of products soothes and repairs what life, weather, time and other things do to the skin.
In addition to great natural products, helpful information is also a trademark of the website. Reliable as an information source, they share things such as the fact that 60% of what we use on our skin is absorbed. While this is sobering, it's true. This means that chemical based skin care brings chemicals into the body. Other posts deal with things like protecting the skin during winter, what to do about dry skin patches, the causes of dry skin and more.
Members of Ethical Junction, Natural Origin has no parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or colors, sulfates, glycols, PEGS or DEA/TEA. Ethical Junction is a UK based organization consisting of a team of others that have in common the deep concern about doing better for humankind and the planet they occupy.
While there is nothing addictive about the products, many claim that they can't live without the products once they try them and experience their effectiveness.
Natural Origin : Ingredients
Natural Origin's policy is to use virgin, unrefined ingredients which are cold pressed to preserve the antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that nourish, soften and revitalise dull skin and brings relief to sensitive skin. Our products are gently scented with essential oils chosen for their therapeutic effect .
African Black Soap - Made from Shea butter, plantain skin ashes and palm oil, this soap originates from West Africa and has been used for centuries in Ghana to help relieve acne, oily skin, clear blemishes and various other skin issues. Recommended for those with sensitive skins.
Almond Oil - Softens and conditions the skin. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E naturally occur in this oil. Almond oil is also high in essential fatty acids
Aloe Vera - A natural moisturizer which provides a wide range of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to the skin and body. Also an anti-inflammatory that helps reduce itching and burning.
Aroma Flavours - These are made from organic raw materials, controlled by EcoCert. (Food grade)
Beeswax - Used for consistency and is calming on irritated skin. It also creates a natural protective barrier to the skin and lips to retain essential nutrients and moisture.
Carrot Oil - Extracted from the carrot, it aids the rejuvenation of cells in the epidermis and neutralises the forming of free radicals. Beneficial for dry skin and eczema.
Castile Soap - Gentle to the skin and scalp, this soap is made exclusively from vegetable oils such as olive, almond, coconut, hemp or jojoba oil.
Castor Oil - Extracted from the castor bean, it is used as an emollient to maintain soft and supple skin.
Cetyl Alcohol - Used to provide consistency and to stabilise the emulsifier. A white dense wax that makes the skin soft and smooth.
Cocoa Butter - Derived from the cocoa bean found on the cocoa tree. Gives softness, nourishment and protection to the skin. Penetrates skin slowly leaving a soft silky feel. Benefits dry skin.
Coconut Oil - A versatile oil which provides UV protection, can prevent wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots. Also softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
Coconut Butter - Cold pressed, organic Coconut Butter has youth enhancing, glow encouraging properties for the skin. It is highly moisturising and promotes skin elasticity.
Emu Oil - A food by-product, obtained from the fat of the Emu. This is a highly refined oil which unlike vegetable oil does not detract from its effectiveness. Emu Oil has anti inflammatory properties which can penetrate down into muscle tissue and joints which can relieve the aches and pains associated with arthritis and rheumatism, sporting injuries and tension related muscular soreness. It has naturally occurring Vitamin E and A which combined with the anti inflammatory properties, aids in skin repair promoting faster healing. An excellent moisturiser in its own right works to transform rough, dry skin to a smoother and healthier texture. NOTE – Not suitable for Vegans.
Evening Primrose Oil - An oil rich in Omega 6 and GLA re-known for its moisturising and softening effects.
Glycerin - An alcohol produced when splitting fats which can be animal, vegetable or synthetic. Ours is vegetable. Glycerin retains the moisture on the top layer of the skin and is also moisturising and softening.
Glyceryl Stearate - A vegetable based emulsifier produced from coconut Oil and Palm Kernel Oil used in cosmetics and ice cream to stabilise the product. Used in conjunction with MF Emulsifier.
Jojoba Oil - Extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant, helps to reduce wrinkles and promotes the growth of new skin cells. Easily absorbed by the skin it has a natural built in sunscreen of 4. Beneficial for oily skin and acne.
Mango Butter - Produced from organic Mango seed kernels. Excellent moisturising and lubricating properties for dry patches or chapped skin.
NFF Complex (Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Urea, Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein, Sodium Ph)
A Natural vegetable-based moisturising factor which binds moisture deeper into the epidermis. Used in our Moisturiser.
Olive Oil - A great moisturiser that helps maintain the elasticity of the skin.
Peach Kernel Oil - Extracted from the kernel of the apricot. This is easily absorbed by the skin. Beneficial for sensitive, mature, dry and oily skin. Effective around the eyes.
Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglcerin - A more natural preservative that has a broad-spectrum effect on bacterial, yeasts, and mould fungi. Used in products that contain water to prevent deterioration.
Potassium Alum - This is a natural antiperspirant that you can use safely which offers protection for 8-12 hours. It is NOT the same as aluminium found in commercial products!
Shea Butter - Obtained from the seed of the Karite tree common to West Africa, Shea Butter Protects the skin against UV rays, cold and wind. It is suitable for sun-damaged skin, stretch marks, scars, sensitive, irritated and cracked skin and has good anti-aging properties.
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate - A vegetable based emulsifier derived from Lactic acid and vegetable based Stearic acid which is used in cosmetics and ice cream to stabilise the product. Used in conjunction with Glycerol Stearate.
Thistle Oil - A vegetable oil pressed from the Thistle plant. Rich in vitamins and containing a great deal of linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid). Quickly absorbed by the skin.
Vitamin A Retinole Palmitate - Rejuvenates the skin, inhibits inflammation and helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles leaving it soft smooth and supple.
Vitamin E Oil - Used as an anti-oxidising agent in creams, lotions and massage oils. It also has a healing effect. Vitamin E absorbs dangerous UV rays from the sun and may have a healing effect on sores and pierced skin.
Xanthan Gum - A natural thickening agent in the form of polysaccharides produced when fermenting glucoside. Used in Shower Gels and Shampoos.