Skin Care Organic ∘ Your Ultimate Guide
There are some distinct differences between skin care that is organic, green, clean list safe, and natural. We’re going to make it super easy to understand them all.
Let’s go over those key differences and answer some of your other common questions by starting at the beginning with answers from our team of experts:
- What Exactly is Organic Skin Care Anyway?
- Is Organic the Same as “Green” or “Clean” or “Natural”?
- Why is Organic Skin Care Better?
What Exactly is Organic Skin Care Anyway?
Personal care products that are certified to be at least 95 percent organic will bear an official USDA Organic Seal. Products bearing the USDA Organic Seal must also comply with handling and manufacturing specifications, and the use of genetically modified organisms is prohibited. In an effort to avoid pesticides, the clean beauty industry has begun to use organic, plant-based ingredients in products wherever possible.
Is Organic the Same as “Green” or “Clean” or “Natural”?
There are the specific requirements above for a product to be organic.
For a product to be “clean” or “clean list safe” means that it is formulated for optimal human and environmental health, using a nontoxic ingredients and packaging and plant-based ingredients. Many clean beauty products will outline which toxic ingredients they are avoiding, to help you make the right decision. Many of these toxic ingredients are commonly avoided, like parabens, fragrances, phthalates, or formaldehyde. You can review our complete list here.
When it comes to “green” beauty, these products contain natural ingredients that are sourced, produced and packaged in a sustainable and ethical way that is safe for the planet. This sounds fantastic of course, but these companies are not regulated so be sure to do your research.
Why is Organic Skin Care Better?
We’ve compiled 8 fact based reasons why organic skin care is just better:
ORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE JUST AS EFFECTIVE
Natural 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.
YOU'LL LESSEN YOUR OVERALL CHEMICAL AND SYNTHETIC INTAKE
While 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.
ORGANIC FARMING IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Organic 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.
NON-ORGANIC PRODUCTS CONTAIN HARMFUL CHEMICAL VS. ORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE MAKE OF SAFER NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Our business was conceived by idea that people should be able to pick up a skin care product and be able to read the ingredients list without a science degree. 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.
ORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE MORE NON-ALLERGENIC THAN CHEMICALLY MADE PRODUCTS
Without 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.
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 or temporarily. 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.
YOU'LL BE SUPPORTING CRUELTY FREE PRODUCTS
The 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.
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.
Our Vegan Cleanser is a great place to start as you begin your journey finding organic, vegan, and clean list safe products:
Our vegan cleanser is the right choice to gently cleanse with foaming action and a long list of pure and clean ingredients. Safe for all skin types, it's hard to resist ingredients like cranberry, lemon, and orange fruit extracts to start or end your day with something wholesome and good for you.
We've included some important ingredients for your skin like niacinamide, vitamin c, willow bark, and vitamin e to give your complexion the very best care.
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- Gently cleanse skin naturally
- Clean ingredient list for purity
- Zero parabens or sulfates
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INGREDIENTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Organic Bilberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Myrtillus), Carnosine, Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract (Vaccinium Macrocarpon), Centella Asiatica, DMAE Bitartrate (Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate), Elderberry Extract, Glycerin (Vegan), Green Tea Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Organic Lemon Peel Extract (Citrus Limon), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Niacinamide, Organic Orange Peel Extract (Citrus Sinensis), Rose Flower Water (Rosa Damascena), Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Sugar Cane Extract (Saccharum Officinarum), Organic Sugar Maple Extract (Acer Saccharinum), Tea Tree Leaf Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia), Vegan Castile, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Tomato Seed Oil, Organic White Willow Bark Extract (Salix Alba)
Skin care - organic, green, clean and vegan are all excellent choices and our company specializes in meeting the mark in all of these categories. Making the move to organic skin care doesn’t have to be expensive or daunting, and your skin will thank you.
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