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As a consumer, you’ve probably downloaded the “dirty dozen” list of grocery items you’re supposed to avoid. We’re all busy, and we can never remember if it’s apples or strawberries that’s better to buy organic (hint: you want to buy them both organic when you can), but when it comes to your skin and the use of organic skin care, it doesn’t always seem so clear for shoppers. Let’s make it simple: The concept is very much like shopping for products that we eat. If we won't consume an ingredients because it could be toxic, then we definitely don’t want to put it on our skin. I’m sure you’ve heard many times that our skin is our largest organ, and topically applying unwanted ingredients can greatly affect our health.
I'm not actually referring to ingredients like xanthan gum (earth derived corn starch) or willow bark extract. Of course you don't want to sit down to a serving of these items to eat, but they are non toxic and earth derived. They're not going to poison you. While some organic skin care ingredients may not taste good, they are non-toxic. If you "could" consume it, then you get the point.
In this guide, we’ll share with you:
8 FANTASTIC REASONS TO MAKE THE MOVE TO ORGANIC SKIN CARE AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS1. ORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE JUST AS EFFECTIVENatural products had had a historically bad rap for not working as well as their drugstore counterparts, but that’s long over. Organic products have been proven to provide the desired results with the amazing advanced technology and high quality. Plants grown organically are found to contain a higher level of vital antioxidant vitamins than non-organic plants. Because they are grown without herbicides and pesticides, their organic ingredients are also free from that contamination, which means the same for your skin and body.Moreover, up to 95% of an organic skin care product's contents are active ingredients. In synthetic skin care products, active ingredients only make up 5 to 10% of its contents.2. YOU'LL LESSEN YOUR OVERALL CHEMICAL AND SYNTHETIC INTAKEWhile it’s been long debated as to whether the penetration of products can travel all the way into the bloodstream, our skin, the largest organ on our body, is still absorbing everything that we apply topically. If you’re not ready to make the full move to organic products right away or if your budget it tights, start with products that are applied to the thinnest parts of your skin – like eyes, forehead, mouth, neck. Those areas will absorb more quickly. You can them move on to other products when it best fits your timeline or budget. 3. ORGANIC FARMING IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENTOrganic farming and gardening is far better for the environment and the earth. One of the biggest concerns about non-organic farming is the chemicals that are absorbed by the soil and ground, which are carried on into our water, food, trees, etc. Preventing this can greatly benefit many areas of our life. 4. NON-ORGANIC PRODUCTS CONTAIN HARMFUL CHEMICAL VS. ORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE MAKE OF SAFER NATURAL INGREDIENTSMy business was conceived by the annoyance of picking up a container of skin care are tried to read the ingredients. Like you, those hard to pronounce words are not only unrecognizable in terms or natural ingredients, but potentially very dangerous and concerning. Look for labels that focus on plant names ingredients, minerals and earth based ingredients that you can recognize. Non-organic skin care products contain synthetic, man-made chemicals such as sodium laurel, mineral oils, laureth sulphate, and toxins that could be residues of pesticides. Studies have also found that they can contain mineral oil, petroleum, parabens, and other chemicals that, with long term use, can cause skin irritation, hormone imbalance, organ toxicity, and even cancer. Organic products are derived from plants and other naturally occurring ingredients. More importantly, those organic ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and other additives or chemicals. With that, you can be sure your skin and body absorb only real, natural ingredients that aren't harmful.5. ORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE MORE NON-ALLERGENIC THAN CHEMICALLY MADE PRODUCTSWithout harsh chemicals, organic skin care products are less likely to cause allergic reactions, inflammations or irritations. If an allergic reaction does occur with the use of organic products, it would most likely be due to a natural ingredient (such as peanuts or strawberries), which would be easier to identify.I am personally highly allergic to dyes. I remember the time years ago, when I use that pink baby sunscreen, and my entire face puffed up like a balloon for almost 5 days. A clear sign that something synthetic can be very bad for you. 6. USING NON-ORGANIC "INSTANT GRATIFICATION" INGREDIENTS WILL WEAKEN AND DAMAGE YOUR SKIN OVER TIME. The synthetic ingredients found in non-organic products may be fast acting, but they are also invasive, causing harm that cannot be seen. Their chemical ingredients may provide instant gratification and visible results, but most of these only help you aesthetically by smoothening out wrinkles, removing sunspots, and diminishing blemishes. With prolonged use, these chemicals can damage and weaken your skin as your body tries to cope with these foreign substances – causing premature aging and other ailments.Using natural, organic skin care products, though, ensure that you get the real nutritional benefits from its ingredients. Natural organic ingredients such as coconut oil, honey, aloe vera, and shea butter, for example, are known to soothe, nourish, moisturize and promote smooth skin. Even though the results may be slightly slower, organic skin care products are gentle on your skin and won’t harm you in the long run.7. YOU'LL BE SUPPORTING CRUELTY FREE PRODUCTSThe beauty industry has received backlash for conducting animal testing for their products to ensure that they are safe for human use. Organic products don't need to, because, with natural ingredients, they're safe and harmless. Organic farming is also better for wildlife, causes lower pollution from pesticide and fertilizer sprays, and produces less carbon dioxide and less dangerous wastes. By using organic skin care products, you're helping to minimize your environmental impact and support the sustainability of our environment.When you buy organic skin care products, you are buying cruelty-free skin care products and also supporting the move towards abolishing animal testing in the industry.8. YOU'LL BE HELPING TO PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT
Because organic products use naturally grown ingredients that are free from toxic pesticides and fertilizers, they don't leave a harmful footprint on the planet, particularly the soil, water, and air.
Organic skin care products not only make you feel and look better, but it feels great knowing you're doing something nice for the earth.
DIY SKIN CARE RECIPES YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME
Cream for Face & Body3 T. candelilla wax1 T. shea butter 1 T. cocoa butter1 t. coconut oil1 t. olive oil5 T. distilled water, pure aloe, or your favorite organic toner10 drops tea tree oil or lavender oil for preservationHeat all ingredients in a glass canning jar or glass container that has a lid. You can heat either by setting jar in a shallow pan of water or in the microwave. Heat just until it melts, then stir until it begins to cool and become opaque. Store in a cool dry place.Sunscreen for Face & Body (20-25 SPF)4 T. candelilla wax8 T. almond or olive oil 4 T. coconut oil or shea butter2 T. zinc oxide1 T. of raspberry seed oil for preservation and additional sunscreen propertiesHeat all ingredients in a glass canning jar or glass container that has a lid. You can heat either by setting jar in a shallow pan of water or in the microwave. Heat just until it melts, then stir until it begins to cool and become opaque. Store in a cool dry place.Treatment Oil for Face & Body½ c. almond oil½ c. jojoba or olive oil1 T. raspberry seed oil for preservationMix all ingredients in a glass bottle and shake. Great to use all over – hands, face, body, feet, and a few drops in hair just after washing for added hydration.A FEW OF OUR MOST LOVED ORGANIC PRODUCTS
Take a look and see if these might meet your skin care needs today!
Are there some organic ingredients you really gravitate to or wish you could find more of?
Jeanette / Formulator @ Claribelskincare.com
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