Organic Skin Care | Top 8 Organic Products We Love
HOW ORGANIC SKIN CARE IS BETTER FOR YOU
We go to great lengths to take care of our bodies by eating healthy foods, exercising, taking supplements, etc. It only makes sense that using organic skin care products would be a part of our healthier living routine.
While it's true that not every single chemical is bad for us, like a life sustaining prescription we need to survive, generally speaking there are chemicals all around us that we do want to avoid, like pesticides, chemical fertilizers, etc.
Since the 1920's scientists and experts have been exploring the benefits of organic agriculture and and promoting the teachings of organic farming. Lucky for us all, they've made great strides in being able to offer us healthier ingredients.
Now in the 2000s, the worldwide market for organic products (including food, beauty, health, bodycare, and household products, and fabrics) has grown rapidly. More countries are establishing formal, government-regulated Organic certification. Monitoring and challenging certification rules and decisions have become a regular, high profile aspect of activists in the organic movement.
We've outlined some important reasons why you should make the switch to organic skin care if you haven't done so yet.
8 REASONS TO MOVE ON TO ORGANIC SKIN CARE
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. NON-ORGANIC PRODUCTS CONTAIN HARMFUL CHEMICAL VS. ORGANIC PRODUCTS ARE MAKE OF SAFER NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Our business was conceived by picking up a container of skin care and reading the ingredients. Those hard to pronounce words are not only synthetics and chemicals, 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Below are 15 organic products we love and want to share with you.
ILIA TRUE SKIN SERUM CONCEALER
Ilia's True Skin Serum Concealer is a lightweight, creamy concealer that delivers medium coverage with a silky, serum-like texture that blends seamlessly into the skin. $30
CONCRETE MINERALS MINERAL EYESHADOW
This mermaid-teal shade is rich, seductive and incredibly flirty. The gold sparkle adds a bit of pop to this fan-favorite! 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free! Made in the U.S.A. All of our products always exclude scary preservatives like parabens and cheap fillers like talc and bismuth oxychloride! Conclude with how living an organic lifestyle and using organic skin care is a very important way to take better care of yourself. $10
COCO BALM CREME BLUSH
Give cheeks a sheer wash of coconut-oil infused color! Coco Balm Crème Blush melts instantly into skin, creating a fresh, healthy look that’s effortless to achieve. Rich in jojoba, cacao butter and coconut oil, this moisturizing formula cares for sensitive skin while delivering a sheer wash of multitasking color wherever it’s applied–even to lips. It’s love at first blush! $22
JUVIA'S PLACE THE NOMAD EYESHADOW PALETTE
The Nomad is Juvias Place's new fall eyeshadow palette, great for creating the perfect fall and winter looks. The Nomad is a one of a kind true embodiment of beauty at it's finest. Together we stand strong, confident and bold. This palette consists of 9 highly pigmented eyeshadows. $15
ORGANIC HERB FOUNDATION FROM DABHERBMAKEUP
Rich plant pigments plus phytonutrient herbal infusions create potent synergy to effectively plump, hydrate, nourish and treat all skin types particularly sensitive and blemish prone skin. The more you use the better your skin feels and looks. Great for almost all skin types. $27
PUR LIPS VEGAN AND ORGANIC LIPSTICK
Moisturizing formula with sheer to medium coverage, packed with 61.65% skin loving Certified Organic ingredients. $13.95
THE BIG CLEAN MASCARA
Every coat supports stronger, healthier lashes over time. The clean, active hair care formula helps nourish and protect - so all lash hairs reach their full growth potential. $26
PACIFICA NATURAL EYE PENCIL
This rich water-proof, buttery smooth eye pencil glides on smooth, delivering big color pay off with every stroke. The long-lasting natural formula provides hours of wear and contains beneficial ingredients great for sensitive eye areas.$11
INIKA ORGANIC CREAM COLOUR EYESHADOW
Crème Colour for Eyes offers a flush of colour, amazing stay-ability and is crease-proof! This breakthrough formula fuses Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil to hydrate, soothe and moisturize the eye area.
In addition, Aloe Vera ensures the Crème Eye Shadow glides smoothly onto the skin, leaving an eye flattering and enhancing sheen. $29.18
SMITH & CULT NAIL POLISH
Smith & Cult's nail color is free of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl. Two coats will give you the richest shade. $14
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