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Natural beauty products are becoming a popular option for women who want a more environmentally friendly way to apply makeup or keep their hair and skin looking healthy.

These products not only provide a chemical-free option, but they can also be more effective than the traditional applications. Glenn Arpino, a pharmacist, and his wife, Cathie Arpino, who started Hudson Valley Skin Care, coined the phrase “Farm to Face” to describe their organic products that do not contain potentially harmful chemicals.

Glenn and Cathie Arpino use natural ingredients from the Hudson Valley area for their applications, and they say clients notice the difference and they have gotten “100 percent positive” feedback, especially with the use of homegrown products.

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“People are very in tune to using products that would not cause additional problems,” Glenn Arpino says. “Using natural products just makes more sense, considering the skin is the largest organ, and chemicals definitely absorb into skin.”

Some of the ingredients in the organic products are Scottish oats, beer, goat milk, honey, maple syrup and coffee.

Organic beauty products have become more common in the marketplace as consumers try to balance their needs with protecting the environment. It helps that many of these products can be even more effective than traditional products that contain bi-products.

Arpino notes these four important advantages of using more natural beauty products:

  1. Earth-friendly: Organic products are not only good for the skin, they are good for the environment.
  2. No irritation: Without any harmful chemicals, artificial colors, or other biproducts, they are less likely to cause any skin irritation.               
  3. Natural fragrance: Traditional products contain chemicals to artificially freshen the smell of the lotion or cream. Organic products have a natural, pleasant smell and are scented with oils.
  4. Overall effectiveness: Natural and organic skin remedies supplied by the earth have been effective for centuries. They are all the skin needs to remain healthy. Stick to the basics and enjoy the benefits.

Whether or not you have sensitive skin, organic beauty products can be better for your health and the world around you. The Hudson Valley area has numerous farms that are able to produce premier natural ingredients for skin care in your own back yard.

Not only do the products promote a healthy lifestyle, they do not use any animal testing to gauge side effects.

“All clients that use skin care products are not only receptive but also very excited to try natural products, especially when we use local ingredients as much as we can,” Arpino says.

With more than 40 years of combined experience, Hudson Valley Skin Care’s Glenn and Cathie Arpino make quality skin and hair care products available directly to customers. Hudson Valley Skin Care also incorporates fresh, local Hudson Valley ingredients into its products as often as possible.

Hudson Valley Skin Care
Dermasave Labs, Inc.
3 Charles St., Unit 4
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

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