The Science Behind Our Skin

The skin is our bodies largest organ of detoxification and through it we have a tremendous capacity to take in nutrients, and also, excrete toxins. It is our bodies first line of defence and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs.

Because it connects with our environment, the skin plays a vital role in protecting the body against things such as pathogens and excessive water loss. Other crucial functions include insulation and temperature regulation, sensation and helping the body in the synthesis of vitamin D.


Whilst the skin is a protective covering for the body, it is also very absorbent, and whatever you put on the skin has potential to end up in the bloodstream and be carried throughout the body. This ability of the skin to absorb what is put on it makes it possible to use many substances to help treat various skin and body conditions by simply rubbing the substance on the skin.


However, some substances (e.g. petroleum-based products such as mineral oils and Vaseline) are not absorbed into the skin, and instead they block the pores and stop the skin from breathing and absorbing moisture and other potentially therapeutic substances. For this reason, at Necessity we never use petroleum-based products, and we recommend that before applying Necessity products you thoroughly cleanse the skin from all mineral oil or petroleum-based products so the plant oils can be quickly absorbed into the skin to effectively deal with the problems they are designed to treat.

Keeping the skin healthy is just as important as keeping it beautiful. Fortunately we can achieve both health and beauty when we use the highest quality ingredients in the cosmetic and therapeutic skin products, brought to you by Necessity.


At Necessity we use only ingredients that promote the health and wellbeing of the skin and body, so you can use Necessity products with confidence, knowing you are using safe and effective 100% plant based oils.

Keeping the skin healthy is just as important as keeping it beautiful...

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