When someone says “organic” everyone usually think of food. Still, living a healthy lifestyle is much more than just a balanced diet. It is being healthy inside-out and being aware of the environmental impact of that lifestyle. That is why it is important to choose our skin care products carefully, while taking in consideration their impact on our skin and on our planet. And if you need even more reasons, we will give you not one, but ten more.
Preserving the Environment
Organic products are made from naturally grown ingredients that were not treated with toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Therefore, they do not leave harmful footprint on the soil and the air. Organically produced cosmetic is made according to ecological standards and practices.
Preserving the Wildlife
Because of the growing use of toxic chemicals in plants cultivation, the wildlife of this planet is in danger. The monarch butterflies are slowly dying off, as is the bee population. Many of these populations are essential for the balance in eco-system. By choosing organic, you are choosing them to stay alive.
Non-Organic Products Are Harmful
The main reason you are putting skin care products on your skin is for it to absorb them and becomes healthier and prettier. What if those things your skin is absorbing are actually toxins? If the ingredients are grown using pesticides, the chances of that happening are significant.
Organic Products Do Not Contain Chemicals
Besides the toxins that can be residues of pesticides, non-organic products contain deliberately added chemicals, such as sodium laurel, mineral oils, laureth sulphate, etc. Organic ones, on the other side, are made of exclusively natural and harmless ingredients.
They Are Non-Allergenic
For many people with sensitive skin trying to find skin care products that will not cause allergic reactions, inflammations or irritations can be a true torture. Even people with normal skin type can find it difficult to tolerate synthetic shop bought products. All natural, organic cosmetic contains no harsh chemicals. However, an allergic reaction may occur if a person is allergic to some natural ingredient (strawberries, peanuts), but in that case the allergen is easier to identify.
Some of the Chemicals from Non-organic Products Can Be Absorbed into the Bloodstream
A study found that an average woman applies around 500 chemicals to her face a day. A certain percent of those chemicals, some of which are carcinogenic, is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Organic Products Are Enriching the Skin from the Outside
Because of their ingredients, similar to the ones our bodies produce to be healthy (amino acids, antioxidants, fatty acids) and other substances taken from nature (botanical extracts, pure essential oils, floral extracts, clays) these products are promoting skin health and enriching it from the outside.
Organic Skin Care Is More Active
While average synthetic skin care product contain about 5 percent of active ingredients in a 95 percent inert base, an average organic product is made of up to 95 percent of active ingredients.
Organic Products Are Not as Expensive as You May Think
Because of the growing competition on the market of organic products and awareness of their necessity there are many affordable brands. Investing in 100 percent pure face masks will definitely be worthwhile, because healthy and glowing skin is priceless.
Organic Cosmetic Is Not Tested on Animals
Cruelty to animals has been a part of beauty industry for too long. Because of the belief that no product should impact any part of the nature in harmful way, organic products are not being tested on animals, which are important part of nature.
Simply put, organic skin care is safer and more effective, so there is no reason not to invest in it. In the end, you cannot put a price tag on your health.