If you are in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, choosing organic products are beneficial for your skin, your body’s health and the environment. Not only do our bodies absorb nutrients through the food that we eat, but our skin also absorbs nutrients from our skincare as the ingredients enter our bloodstream. However, some people are not aware of the benefits or multipurpose uses of organic skincare. Most people would agree that ‘we are what we eat’, so feeding your skin with wholesome ingredients is vital if you are concerned about maintaining good health. Here are some tips on understanding the importance of organic face and body product alternatives.
According to ECOCERT, if a cosmetic product is labelled as natural and organic it means that it was made with 95 per cent of organic ingredients that are derived from plant sources. Additionally, 10 per cent of all ingredients must come from organic farming. It also means that its ingredients were grown without pesticides, bioengineered genes, or petroleum based fertilizers that can be toxic to the environment.
As many chemical-based beauty products contain synthetic active ingredients and preservatives, by choosing organic skincare you are reducing your body’s exposure to these harmful ingredients. These ‘nasties’ could be doing more harm than good, as they could contribute to a faster aging process. Toxins are stored in fat cells, while others trigger a reaction called oxidation. A side effect of oxidation is the production of free radicals. Free radicals increase the signs of aging in the form of dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. These ingredients can have other fast acting negative implications to your body, as these chemicals are also potentially carcinogenic.
We love Grown Alchemist Skincare because it is free from harmful chemicals and preservatives. These products fight free radicals through rich, organic and antioxidant ingredients.
Another organic skincare secret is that all of these products will be naturally scented using essential oils that have many benefits to the skin, mind and body. For example, your rose cream will be made using essential oils from the real plant; it will never be an imitation scent.
As your body is less at risk as it has a lower level of exposure harmful chemicals, it can also decrease your chance of developing allergic reactions to the harsh ingredients in some beauty products. You may notice less breakouts, redness and irritation. As always it is best to patch test any new product to ensure that they are compatible with your skin.
Many organic products such as organic evening primrose oil and rosehip oils have multipurpose uses and can be extremely beneficial to the skin. For example, organic evening primrose oil soothes, hydrates and moisturisers the skin as well as assisting in accelerating the formation of new skin cells. Organic rosehip oil is a natural source of vitamin C and can also help to protect and repair the skin with its high dose of essential fatty acids.
Here is a list of Organic Skincare Brands you should try:
Herbivore use a range of organic, natural, luxurious and rare ingredients in their skincare like Cambrian Blue Clay and Wild Orchard Extract to deliver powerful yet gentle results.
Founded by Australian Supermodel Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics is an organic skincare line offering high standard formulations. Each product contains Noni Fruit Extract, which she credits for her youthful skin.
This is the first New Zealand skincare company to receive the NATRUE cosmetics certification. Their Organic Rosehip Oil holds the BioGro Organic Certification, which is New Zealand’s largest and best-known certifier for organic produce and products. Trilogy is recognised by these independent accreditation bodies allowing people to make informed decisions when it comes to choosing their organic skincare products.
It’s a good idea to start making the conscious decision to minimise the amount of potentially harmful synthetic ingredients you are putting into your body. Organic skincare products will not only benefit your skin, but it will also have great effects on your body and health. Your body will thank you later.
By Mikayla Tabone.