Natural ingredients are better than synthetic ingredients?

Posted by Reneia Beauty on

This idea that natural ingredients are better than synthetic ones is totally not true. Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it is safe for you. For example, mercury is a naturally occurring element found in rock in the earth’s crust, including in deposits of coal. 

Mercury used to be used as a cosmetic ingredient as early as 1500 BC. However,  did you know that Mercury is a very dangerous natural ingredient that is banned in 135 countries?

As the main formulator for Reneia I found it extremely difficult to work with natural ingredients as it’s challenging to source, or the supplier may alter them

As a responsible formulator, I need to make sure that the natural ingredients are safe and they deliver what they promise. We need to understand that the chemical compounds found in the natural ingredients change from month to month, as weather patterns, seasons and even minerals in the soil change. 

This means that the natural ingredients can't always guarantee the same results each time. When formulating with synthetic ingredients it is easier to prove their levels of purity, consistency and safety as they are made differently.

We don't mean that natural and plant based ingredients are inconsistent choices. Rosehip oil, Bakuchiol, Oatmeal powder -  all of them are incredible natural ingredients as long as we extract the full benefits in our formulation. 

At Reneia we make sure that science supports our claims, which is why we research our ingredients in- depth.

We're not afraid to admit that we are using both natural and synthetic to ensure that our products are safe, to deliver quality skincare to your hands.


Co-founder, Reneia 

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