If you’re concerned about what you eat and what you put on your body, you may like to know that natural ingredients work in harmony with your skin and body to enhance your body’s natural healing and regenerative capabilities. Organic and natural ingredients are definitely more effective than the petroleum derivatives & waxes and synthetic fillers found in conventional skincare.
In fact, more and more research is emerging about the richer nutritional benefits of organically farmed products. The term ‘organic’ refers to the method by which an ingredient has been farmed.
Organic farming methods avoid the use of unnecessary chemicals & pesticides; chemicals that pollute the environment, our water system and your body. In addition, organic farming does not deplete the soil’s natural minerals, unlike modern farming methods, and so your skin benefits from more potent and effective ingredients.
However organic skincare does not mean that no harmful chemicals have been added to a skincare product in formulation. All too often, unsuspecting shoppers are lured in with products that work their appeal by claiming to be “all-natural” or “organically derived”. Since these products aren`t yet regulated within the cosmetics and health care industry, there are no standards for organic companies.
This means that they can market a product as organic when 85% of the ingredients are still synthetic. Furthermore, natural ingredients can be just as potentially toxic and irritating to the skin, depending on the mixture, and individual skin reactions. And as consumers, we do need to get savvy about the ingredients commonly found in skincare, such as parabens and phthalates, and look for retailers and manfacturers with a clear ingredient policy showing what they don’t allow in their products.
To find out more about organic ingredients and a list of 100% organic skincare products, visit Love Lula the organic apothecary.