Are you sort of nat­u­ral?

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Your nat­u­ral pro­file

You know that botan­i­cals have ben­e­fits, but you’re most in­ter­ested in prod­ucts that work well. If syn­thetic stuff de­liv­ers bet­ter re­sults for your hair, body and skin, that’s what you’ll buy.

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Turn to botan­i­cals for their skin-calm­ing, mois­tur­is­ing or an­tiox­i­dant ben­e­fits. “Th­ese are the ar­eas where nat­u­rals prove them­selves,” ex­plains der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr Su­san Tay­lor.

If you want to fight acne or wrin­kles with over-the- counter prod­ucts, you’ll get the best re­sults from retinol and hy­droxy acids, which can be found in nat­u­ral sources, al­though syn­thetic ver­sions tend to be stronger.

“There’s no rea­son not to use both botan­i­cals and syn­thet­ics,” ad­vises der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr Craig Kraf­fert. “You’ll also find good com­bos, like a retinol cream that con­tains aloe to coun­ter­act the dry­ing ef­fects of the ac­tive in­gre­di­ents.”

Other rec­om­mended in­gre­di­ents: tea tree, shea but­ter and the re­gen­er­at­ing plant Myra­maze.

[1] Aloe Unique Aloe & Honey Gel mask R108 [2] Placecol Il­lu­mine Anti-ox­i­dant Mist R350 [3] The Body Shop Tea Tree An­tiIm­per­fec­tion Night Mask R180 [4] Garnier Ul­ti­mate Blends The Nour­ish­ing Re­pairer But­ter with Av­o­cado Oil and Shea but­ter R69.95

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