Organic Skincare – we have all heard about it, but how many of you are actually using products that are certified organic? Well, today I want to talk about the benefits of Organic Skincare. First, it is important to note that not everything labeled “Organic” is going to be some sort of magic skin-saving potion. Look for brands that have great reputations for their efficacy. I can’t tell you how many brands take advantage of the term “organic” to market less-than-satisfactory products to customers. So like anything else, you must always do your research first!
There are a number of reasons why I like organic skincare. First, it is free of most [if not all] of the harsh chemicals found in typical department store brands. That is not to say all non-organic products are horrible for you, but there are many out there that are doing more harm than good. Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredients in your drugstore moisturizer? Or foundation? You will find a multitude of things you can’t even pronounce. These chemicals are generally not your friend!
When you pick the right brands [some of my favorites include: Ilike, Eminence Organics, 100% Pure, and Pure Fiji], Organic Skincare products can do wonders for your skin. A lot of people underestimate the benefits of organic products, thinking that the lack of chemicals and stimulants will translate to a lack of results. I always urge my Beauty Mates to make the switch, even if on a small scale, just to give it a try. You’d be surprised at how effective natural & organic products can be!
I especially recommend organic products to people who have sensitive skin, or rosacea. Many people don’t know why typical brands are irritating their skin, but the answer is pretty simple: chemicals, dyes, parabens, and fragrances are all potential irritants. Yes, there are plenty of people whose skin can handle all of those things, but I have also seen clients who were immediate converts after making the switch. Yes, the purer the product, the fewer the ingredients, the smaller the chances of having a negative reaction!
I am sure many of you are wondering if there are any cons to going to organic route. And of course, I am going to give you the honest truth! There is one really big concern that is totally in your control: many companies are labeling their products as “natural” or “made with organic ingredients”. This does not mean that the product is a true organic product! Always read the ingredients and do your research. For a product to qualify as “organic”, it must have at least 95% organic ingredients.
One more thing to note is that organic ingredients have a shorter shelf life in comparison to non-organic big brands. Typically 1-2 years unopened. I would suggest refreshing your opened products every 6-12 months.
SHOULD YOU MAKE THE SWITCH?
Ultimately the choice of whether or not you should switch to organic is up to you! I am a huge fan of natural and organic skincare, and always will be.