The importance of natural skincare

At ishga, we’re immensely proud to share a little bit of Hebridean magic with skincare lovers across the world. Natural really is best, and our product range is not only kind to your skin, it also keeps it healthy, youthful and radiant, thanks to the abundance of antioxidants and other wonderful, natural ingredients.

As consumers, we’re constantly bombarded by clever advertising that promises to transform us, with some even claiming to ‘fix’ overnight! An attractive price tag might catch our eye, and it can be tempting to try new trends as they come and go, but we believe investing in high-quality natural formulas and maintaining a consistent skincare routine really is the only way to achieve long-term, effective results.

Your skin is as important as any other vital organ

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Yet every day, many of us wash our face, hair and body with products that contain potentially harmful chemicals. Would you expose the surface of any other vital organ in the same way, and to the same things?

The skin is very absorbent too. Chemicals can pass through it and enter your bloodstream or lymphatic system. It’s alarming when you read it in black and white, isn’t it? As a society, we’re becoming more aware of our diets and lifestyles, so we should take care of our skin in the same way. After all, it has to last us a lifetime.

Some nasty chemicals that are best known for causing problems are parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, phthalates, alcohol and formaldehyde. Look out for these - they can be harsh and cause irritation, redness and skin complaints, such as eczema or dermatitis.

Trust in Mother Nature

Natural skincare is packed with nutrients that are good for your skin, and you can be sure you’re using nothing potentially harmful. It often contains botanical based ingredients that have blissful scents, and when a good skincare routine is combined with a nutritious diet, your skin will feel and look its best, and so will you.

In our opinion, it’s very important to use the best components that you can. Many of our ingredients at ishga have stood the test of time, and been used for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. It’s also a case of quality over quantity, and very often a little will go a long way. Seaweed, which sits at the heart of our skincare range, is packed with antioxidant polyphenols which protect our skin from free radicals whilst restoring and healing. It’s a common ingredient that has been used in Eastern cultures for centuries, and can truly do wonders for the skin.

Protect our planet for future generations

And, of course we can’t forget about the difference that natural skincare makes to our planet. The sheer volume of artificial chemicals that are pumped into our water supply daily, down billions of plugholes, causes serious pollution and has a harmful effect on our ecosystem and marine life.

Using ishga’s natural organic skincare means that you’re not only helping yourself, but you’re helping the planet too. Our products contain the very best ingredients from Mother Nature’s larder. They’re certified Organic by the Soil Association, and are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free too – we never test on animals. So, join us in our mission to spread the word that natural really is best - and give your skin the treatment it deserves too!