By Claudia Stakey
Natural ingredients in skin care provide the benefits of being safe and effective. Take for example green tea extract that in several independent studies has been shown to provide the most powerful antioxidant benefits for the skin when applied topically. Contrary to synthetic counterparts that often provide instant gratification due to plastic polymers added for softness or fragrances mimicking the true plant essences, natural extracts are full of natural vitamins, minerals and other organic compounds that are compatible and benefit human skin. The demand for natural skin care is growing due to numerous study results published to increase consumer's awareness of using synthetics that can have serious health implications when used long term.
Also consumers are beginning to make the realization that the epidemics plaguing our modern society are unnatural and most likely a consequence of exposure to chemicals in the environment. However, most companies are not making the switch quite yet to using natural ingredients due to the higher pricing of raw materials, therefore the necessity to significantly increase production costs.
But there is hope, European Union banned dangerous substances from cosmetics, starting with September 2004 and in February of this year the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to the cosmetics industry stating that the agency is serious about enforcing the law requiring companies to inform consumers that personal care products have not been safety tested. Until all the positive changes will take place it still ultimately comes down to making better personal choices, reading labels and choosing products that are much safer for you, your family and the environment.
About The Author
Claudia Starkey, creator and owner of Remedix. Although Remedix is a relatively new company, the creative concepts behind their time-tested products have been around for years.
Claudia spent her formative years under Communist rule in the Eastern European country of Romania. During the 1980's, most of Romania's food and other resources were exported from the country, leaving the majority of provisions unattainable. Beyond the very basics, like a simple bar of soap, purchasing skin care and other body care products was out of the question. But Claudia and many others turned to the land and forests of Transylvania. The region is known for its unspoiled bounty of plants and herbs.
It is this knowledge of formulating products that naturally comes from the earth that Remedix was built on. When Claudia moved to Boston in 2000, she realized that there were things missing from store's shelves. She decided to create a line of unusual products that will provide more natural alternatives for beauty and wellness. Starting with her first product, an eyelash treatment made after an Eastern European old recipe, Remedix was born. Claudia's desire to create skin and natural body care has now grown to a full product line which can be purchased at her store on Newbury Street in Boston as well as online.
Claudia has not forgotten her home. Proceeds from Remedix sales are being sent to help the people of Romania. Her efforts have touched many lives through social, educational, and environmental projects throughout Romania and Eastern Europe.
Claudia resides in Quincy, Massachusetts along with her husband Larry and son Alex.