Why you should use organic skincare products
Today there are more organic products on the market than ever before as consumers realise the benefits of going organic. This is also true of organic skin care products because whatever you put on your skin will be absorbed into your system and who wants to expose themselves to unnecessary chemicals from non-organic products?
So, if you find yourself searching for a healthier alternative, organic is the way to go. See why below.
Organic products are better for your skin
Organic products use natural ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, almond oil, hemp oil and macadamia oil just to name a few. These natural organic ingredients are chosen for their ability to reliably nourish, soothe and moisturise the skin.
In contrast, many of the synthetic ingredients used in most cosmetic and skin care products are made to make your skin feel better in the short term. With prolonged use, these ingredients may end up doing more harm than good, causing irritation, clogged pores and overall unhealthier skin.
Another important factor is that organic skin care products contain much higher overall percentage of active ingredients, often up to 90-95%, all of which works to nourish and moisturise your skin. Synthetic products will have low percentages of active ingredients, usually in the 5-15% range.
Better for your health
Your skin absorbs the products that you apply, which can then in turn be absorbed into your bloodstream around your body. This fact is often overlooked and may be something that makes you think twice before applying products that contain a range of toxic ingredients including parabens, phthalates, MEA, DEA and TEA that can end up in your system.
Have a look at our article that describes what some these ingredients are used for and why you should avoid them.
Organic skin care ingredients are more environmentally friendly
Most cosmetics use compound ingredients based on aluminium, lead or petroleum products. As you may know, all of these substances must be mined from the earth. Mining can have a huge environmental impact, with aluminium open-pit mines often resulting in forest and wilderness being cleared.
Organic skin care products tend to use naturally occurring ingredients that do not require wasteful or energy intensive production processes. They are also grown without the use toxic pesticides and excessive use of chemicals which would otherwise end up in the soil and waterways.
The benefits of using organic skin care products are real. Organic is better for your skin and health as well and leaving a smaller footprint on the environment. It’s never too late to switch to organic skin care if you haven’t already!