Importance of using organic products
- They’re better for your skin and your health
What goes on your skin eventually goes in your body. If you slather chemical-filled soaps, lotions and creams over your skin, your body absorbs those toxins. That means common artificial chemicals in conventional beauty products, like parabens, petroleum waxes and others, go straight into your body. Even worse, many of the chemicals in bea
uty products have never been tested, so any potential health problems they can cause are virtually unknown.
- They don’t contain synthetic fragrances
When you see the term “fragrance” on a beauty product label, take a wild guess as to what it means. Just about anything can make up fragrance, even thousands of different chemicals. Deemed a trade secret, the FDA doesn’t require companies to disclose the ingredients in their fragrances, even though many common ingredients in fragrances include chemicals linked to cancer and other health concerns.
As far as your skin goes, these unspecified “fragrances” can cause irritation and even trigger allergic reactions. Plus, unknown chemicals can mess with your skin’s natural pH levels. If your skin just feels off, it might be because of the products you’re using.
- You won’t find “fragrance” listed on organic beauty products labels—so long as the product is USDA-certified organic. Instead, each ingredient that makes up the fragrance will be listed individually. Whether that ingredient is an extract or an essential oil, you’ll know exactly what components are creating that lovely scent.
- They work better!
Certified-organic beauty products work better simply because they are made with superior ingredients. It’s like cooking. A great dish probably doesn’t include artificial flavors or fake, processed foods. Instead, it’s likely made of pure, fresh and simple ingredients. Beauty products work the same way. Better ingredients mean better results. Those with sensitive skin can especially benefit from organic beauty products that contain high quality ingredients that won’t aggravate or worsen skin.