Taking care of one’s skin is essential. However, when it comes to buying beauty products, we often make the mistake of not checking the ingredients they contain. A lot of products on the market contain harmful ingredients, such as toxins and chemicals which can cause problems. To avoid this, you need to start using healthy products that are natural and certified. While some famous companies might want you to stick with the brands you’ve been exposed to through magazines and what you see on TV, it’s time to treat your body with respect by throwing away products of with chemicals and switching to natural and organic skincare.
Firstly, you need to be aware of the fact that an organic product and a product made with organic ingredients are not the same thing. A product is considered organic when 95% of the ingredients it is made of are organic according to the Soil Association Organic standards (COSMOS). On the other hand, a product made with organic ingredients would call for a certification designed for products that include water and 20% organic ingredients for the leave-on products and 10% for rinse-off products. All of the organic products should contain only natural colour and fragrance, traceable and sustainably-sourced ingredients and shouldn’t be tested on animals.
Organic products are healthy products and the complete lack of harmful chemicals in their production enhances the anti-aging properties of the skin and as a result, it is going to be smoother, supple and radiant. Another thing to ensure is that the products you buy have a label which says USDA certified organic, so you can be sure that the harmful ingredients like formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates, or nitrosamines are not used for their production. They are the silent and slow killer of your body as their detrimental consequences are inevitable once they enter the blood system.
Another important benefit that comes with giving precedence to organic products is that they are eco-friendly. Natural products do not harm the environment. Even though this is not something that benefits you directly, it is too important to ignore and in a way, it does affect us all. By using organic beauty products you can help minimize your environmental impact. No chemicals will go down the drain and these products usually come in biodegradable packaging.
Finally, buying organic products eventually pays off. By replacing the luxury, designer or even spa brands with natural and organic ones you can actually save some money. In addition to them not being as expensive as some of the most prominent brands, using organic products can improve your skin’s natural defence and simplify your daily routine, meaning you are likely to start spending less money on other products.