If you have found us, and this article, you are considering making the switch to an organic regime. Good for you! We are here to help. Making the switch is going to be so rewarding and fun!
Why should I use organic products? Is there really a difference?
There is most definitely a difference.
If you use organic products you eliminate the risk of consuming toxins. And you increase the absorption of nourishing ingredients. Specific natural ingredients will work with your body, and your body will love it. Using organic products will be a pleasant surprise. The amazing, hard working elements of nature, the aromas and delicate functions of enzymes, and the simple yet smart operation of organisms will leave your skin feeling divine.
You can get the same results, if not better, when using natural ingredients.
Our bodies will accept and easily use these organic ingredients, as we ourselves are an organic body. Our body is a very complicated and profound organic system, just the same as nature. When you try to mimic synthetically these naturally occurring systems (ingredients) in skin care products, our body gets confused. It takes a lot more effort to use these synthetic ingredients; we run down the functions of the body. Toxins in our products cause our cells to accumulate and store unwanted poisons. This then can lead to illness, cancers and unhealthy effects.
Deciding to do it !
Realizing that dumping the nasties and bringing in their place naturals, you can still achieve the same results, can give you the boost to make the switch. You can rid your skin concerns using organic products. In fact, most products are designed with a particular function in mind, using the best plant source or ingredients that kick butt at combating your concern. Highly potent ingredients derived from a natural source will work hard at achieving your goals. So all you need to do is DECIDE TO DO IT ! (and I know you can ) The work is done for you !
Where do I start?
The first step is deciding what your favorite, most used product is. How about foundation or mascara? I personally use mascara everyday, even if I don’t put anything else on. Or consider a moisturizer or toner. Something you cant live without. Simply replace that product with a clean green product. Slowly you can, and will replace your old products. Read our article on How to Find the Best Organic Skin Care Products This can help give you more valuable information.
Ingredients to avoid
If you are unsure what ingredients to avoid, research will be your best friend. Spirit Beauty Lounge has a wonderful philosophy and a list of ingredients they will not support. The ones you should avoid. Here is their list (Click Here) A lot of online boutiques will have a list of ingredients to avoid. I also recommend you check out our Green Beauty Reads These amazing books will help you identify what you need to avoid in your new regime. Also, have a look at 15 toxic chemicals commonly found in everyday skin care products.
Why Take the Risk?
- Parabens: Commonly used preservatives found in shampoos and lotions, but also hormone disruptors linked to breast cancer.
- Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate: A family of detergents found in nearly all shampoos, cleansers and body washes. Research has linked them to cancer, organ toxicity and endocrine disruption.
- Phthalates: Used as a solvent in fragrances and perfumes. Linked to male reproductive disorders and breast cancer.
- Formaldehyde: Preservative. Causes allergic reactions.
- Tetrasodium EDTA It’s tetrasodium ETDA, made from ethylenediamine, formaldehyde—a known carcinogen according to the National Cancer Institute—and sodium cyanide (which is made from the toxic gas hydrogen cyanide)
- Petroleum Distillate: Inexpensive emollient found in lotions and foundations. Causes skin irritation.
- Hydroquinone: Skin lightener linked to lung irritation and tumors in mice.
- Octinoxate: This is a controversial one because it is found in sunscreen…which most believe is a good thing. However, some research shows that it is an endocrine disruptor that interferes with thyroid and brain function.
- Methyl Cellosolve: Another solvent, but also a neurotoxin and irritant. You will only see it listed as “fragrance.”
- BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole): A preservative that interferes with hormone function and is harmful to the environment. California requires a warning label for this one.
- Quaternium-15: A preservative, but also an irritant, allergen and carcinogen.
- Nanoparticles: These are tiny—small enough to enter and disrupt at the cellular level.
Worried about cost?
Organic skin care can have a higher price tag, but not in all cases. A lot of luxury or top brand-named skin care is similar in cost or even more expensive. Cost can be better explained in our article Why is Organic Skin care More Expensive?
We have a lot of valuable information to help you find, understand and decide to make the switch. We are also here to answer your questions, leave us a comment. We would be happy to guide or teach you.
To a bright and beautiful you,