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Why Natural Skincare Products Matter For Older Adults

The skin undergoes many changes as we age, which can affect our skin's health and appearance. This makes it more important than ever to use natural skin care products that are safe and effective.

Here are some of the ways that aging affects the skin and why natural skincare products are so important for older adults:

Sensitivity increases

As we age, our skin's sensitivity increases, and its ability to tolerate more aggressive products decreases. Many products contain fragrances and perfumes, which can irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions such as itching or redness.


Loss of collagen
The loss of collagen causes the skin to form fine lines and wrinkles. These fine lines and wrinkles are more noticeable as we age and can make the skin look dull and lifeless.


Skin becomes thinner
Our skin becomes thinner and more fragile the older we get. This makes it more susceptible to environmental factors and damage from the sun leading to sun spots and even skin cancer.


Oil production decreases

As we get older our skin becomes less well-hydrated and, therefore, more prone to dryness, itchiness, and discomfort. For those with diabetes, natural skin care products can be especially helpful in keeping your skin moisturized.


Alder and Owl gift boxes

At Alder and Owl, we care about your skin.


That's why we work hard to provide various products made from natural ingredients free from harsh chemicals. We carefully curate each box so that you can access the best quality items available, helping you look and feel your best.


We've partnered with several brands to bring you invaluable products, including:


  • The Yukon Soaps Company: A Canadian and Indigenous-owned company that offers beautifully handcrafted soaps made from 100% natural ingredients. You can find their soaps in our Cleanse Set, the Bright Box, or our latest Au Naturel set.

  • The SHē Company: Sister-run and owned, this company offers whipped body butters that are creamy, luxurious, fluffy, and lightweight. Made from 100% Ghanian Shea Butter, these body butters are created with no harmful additives and contain no more than three ingredients. You can find their body butters in many of our gift boxes, including the Cozy Box, the Winter Ready set, and our newest Au Naturel box.

  • UniKa Cosmetics: Canadian company UniKa is committed to providing natural products that are environmentally conscious. They use a blend of certified organic ingredients that are safe for the earth and your skin. You can find their Natural Sunscreen (SPF 30) in our Sunny Set or the Sunshine Box.

  • Hereward Farms: Based in Ontario, Hereward Farms produces natural skin care products that are non-toxic, cruelty-free, and made with 100% natural ingredients - totally free from harmful chemicals and additives. You'll find the popular Fizzed Lavender Bath Bomb in our brand new Au Naturel set.

Don't let aging skin bring you down! With Alder and Owl gift boxes, you can take back control of your skin and feel confident that your products are safe and effective for your skin.


Shop our Alder and Owl gift boxes, and be sure to check out Alder's Market for more products.

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