If you are wondering why you need organic skin care products, then how about 10 reasons why? Did you know 60% of what you rub into your skin, including on your face, absorbs past your skin and into your bloodstream? From there, it gets circulated around your entire body.
I’m assuming you put a lot more on your face as part of your skin care routine than one product. Feel like looking at the ingredients of all of what you are putting on your face and seeing what they add up to? I didn’t think so.
I think your face deserves a lot better than what you may be currently putting on it. In this article you will find 10 reasons why your need organic skin care products.
You will also find out how much better organic skin care products are for you, your skin and the environment.
1. Organic skin care products work better on your skin
When it comes to skin care products, it’s all about what the product can do for your skin. These are called the products’ active ingredients. Up to 95% of organic skin care products’ contents are active ingredients.
In synthetic (non-organic) skin care products, active ingredients only make up 5 to 10% of its contents. More on what the remaining 90-95% of regular skin care products contain is found further down in this article. You do not want to read that part in the middle of the night – it’s scary enough on its own!
Plants grown organically contain a higher level of vital antioxidant vitamins than non-organic plants. This is because they grow free from herbicides and pesticide. Organic ingredients are free from that contamination, which means the same for your skin and body.
2. Organic skin care products are made of natural ingredients
Now read the back label of any organic skin care product. You’d probably recognize most, if not all, of the ingredients.
Certified organic products derive from plants and other naturally occurring ingredients. So, you can be sure your skin and body absorb only real, natural ingredients that aren’t harmful.
These organic ingredients are less likely to cause allergic reactions, inflammations or irritations. If an allergic reaction does occur with the use of organic products, it would most likely be due to a natural ingredient (such as peanuts or strawberries), which would be easier to identify.
3. Going organic is better for your skin
The synthetic ingredients found in non-organic products could be causing harm that cannot be seen. With prolonged use, these chemicals may damage and weaken your skin as it processes these foreign substances. As a result, the skin’s oxygen exchange reduces, causing premature aging and increased risk of developing sunspots.
Most regular cosmetics contain few, if any, nutritional ingredients that can truly benefit. Using organic skin care products ensures you get real nutritional benefits from its ingredients. Natural organic ingredients are ones such as coconut oil, aloe vera, and shea butter. These are just a few that soothe, nourish, and moisturize the skin.
Most organic skin care brands include essential vitamins in their products such as vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A. These vitamins support the skin’s support structure with powerful antioxidants to reduce aging. Research shows that organically farmed materials have an approximate 30% greater antioxidant level than conventionally farmed crops.
4. Organic skincare products are as potent as their non-organic equivalent
There are some organic skin care brands that use an antioxidant and vitamin-rich organic botanical juice base, rather than petroleum derivatives or added water. By combining these with powerful natural skin care ingredients, clinical tests have shown that they can achieve equal or better results than conventional products.
5. Organic beauty products complement a healthy, organic lifestyle
Organic foods were my first foray into organic, healthy living. From there, I moved into green cleaning and using organic household products as much as I could. When I find any product now made as organic instead of conventional, I still get excited!
Now, using organic beauty products as much as possible, I’ve definitely noticed a difference! I’m one of those people that prefer to be as chemical free as possible. It all comes down to what you are putting on and into your body.
Beauty and health comes from the inside and out!
6. You are supporting cruelty-free skin care products
The beauty industry has received backlash for conducting animal testing for their products to ensure that they are safe for human use.
When you buy organic skin care products, you are buying cruelty-free skin care products and also supporting the move towards abolishing animal testing in the entire cosmetics industry. Use your dollar wisely!
7. You’re helping to preserve the environment
Because organic products use naturally grown ingredients that are free from toxic pesticides and fertilizers, they don’t leave a harmful footprint on the planet, particularly the soil, water, and air.
The chemical components of many drugstore skin care products don’t break down and instead accumulate in our ecosystems, harming our environment. As we wash our face and hair with these chemicals, this is when most damage is done. Our chemicals in these products wash down our sinks, and then streamed to our lakes, rivers, and the water systems.
Organic farming practices are environmentally friendly. In fact, is also better for wildlife, causes lower pollution from pesticide and fertilizer sprays, and less dangerous wastes. By using organic skin care products, you’re helping to minimize your environmental impact and support the sustainability of our environment.
8. Non-organic skin care products contain harmful ingredients
As NBC News recently reported, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million of damages. This was to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to several decades of her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products.
This isn’t the only instance of a personal care products company called out for containing harmful ingredients. In fact, beauty products have many carcinogenic ingredients.
In 2004, a study found parabens in 18 out of 20 samples of human breast tissue. Parabens appear in almost 100% of drugstore skincare products and cosmetics. Finally, only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data.
9. Cosmetics Are Badly Regulated
Cosmetic companies in the United States can use almost any new chemicals without government approval, with the exception of color additives and any ingredient classified as a drug.
It’s up to you as a consumer to pay attention to the ingredients and make your purchasing decisions wisely.
10. Value for Money
There’s a misconception that organic skincare is more expensive than mainstream brands. That is simply not true. Have you checked the price of (highly chemical) department store products lately?
Sure, organic products are not as dirt cheap as mass produced chemical supermarket brands. But for a few extra dollars, you and your health are worth it.
So, why use organic skincare and makeup? It should be pretty obvious by now. Organic products are healthier and have natural ingredients that will nourish your skin. It’s important to put only high-quality organic creams on your delicate skin. After all it is your largest organ and you only deserve the best!
I hope these 10 reasons why you need organic skin care products help you understand the benefits of organic skin care products. They are so much better for your skin. So invest in your skin care routine and make the change to organic skin care products.