The Rise of Organic Skincare Products
The trend toward organic is growing; Walmart has recently publicized its intention to increase its offering of organic food by 50%, and more people are extending their interest in organic products to organic skincare products in addition to food. After all, what you put on your body is just as essential as what you put into your body, since it is absorbed into the skin, and botanical skincare products work effectively without all of the chemicals, which can cause health problems. Like all organic products, organic skincare products come from all natural ingredients and contain no harmful chemicals. Organic skin care and beauty products are held to the same standards as organic food products, and the US Department of Agriculture has recently released guidelines concerning the labeling of organic products. If something is labeled 100% organic, it must contain all organic products. However, if a product is labeled as simply “organic” it can contain up to 5% of non-organic material. This small percentage is often not a huge concern for most consumers, but for very strict adherents to organic products, 5% can make a difference in whether they purchase the product or not. If the label says that the product is “made with organic ingredients” it must have at least 70%organic material in it. Depending on how adamant you are about purchasing organic skin products, you will want to inspect the label before buying. If you are shopping on the web, you can find out whether or not something is 100%organic by consulting the site or asking the webmaster. All natural products, including organic skincare products are made from materials that are grown on soil that has been certified as pesticide-free for at least 3 years. Organic skincare products are made without: · Synthetic pesticides · Insecticides · Herbicides The rise of organic skincare products
· Fungicides · Hormones · Chemical fertilizers There has been some talk that the FDAis warning cosmetic companies to eliminate dangerous chemicals in their products, or their goods will carry labels, similar to the warning labels on cigarettes. Many dyes and other chemicals found in non-organic cosmetics and skincare products are hazardous and carcinogenic, and as one proponent of organic skincare products comments, “If you knew what was in your skin cream or foundation, you would never want to have it anywhere near your face!” A traditional skincare treatment program places about 100 chemicals on a woman’s face, many of them hazardous. Organic skincare products can function the same way, but without the chemicals. Many organic skincare products are made from cold-pressed, unrefined oils, herb and flower extracts and from organic fruits, nuts and seeds. Peach pits can make an excellent exfoliating scrub to scour dead skin cells and renew one’s complexion. Citrus fruits refresh and revive the skin, and mud masks purify the pores. A popular choice is a cleanser with orange peel oil, calendula and marshmallow. You can also find an exfoliant with bergamot and orange, or a conditioner made of hazel, burdock, plantain and vitamins. A rosewater spray hydrates the skin that becomes dry from indoor heating in the winter and the sun in the summer. Many women who use organic skincare products say that their skin feels even fresher and brighter after using pure organic products, and that they do not want to switch to their old chemical brands. Another advantage to using organic skincare products is that, since they are made from plant oil, herbs, flowers and fruit, they often combine skincare with a pleasing fragrance. This means that you can combine skincare with aromatherapy and smell fabulous. The orange and bergamot skin cleanser not only refreshes your skin but can lift your mood as well! If you want to discover which organic product can visibly reduce your wrinkles in a few weeks, and which ones can give you a radiant skin, please visit our organic beauty products video for more tips.
The rise of organic skincare products
Published on Nov 1, 2010
· Synthetic pesticides · Insecticides · Herbicides Depending on how adamant you are about purchasing organic skin products, you will want to...