We have seen an increase in organic alternatives to food and cleaning supplies on the market. As we discover the increased benefits of organic products, it is no surprise that organic beauty products are more popular than ever. If you haven’t jumped on the organic beauty product train yet, check out these top 4 benefits of them and learn more about how much better they are for you.
1. Organic Beauty Products Are More Earth Friendly
Conventionally produced beauty products contain ingredients that can have a negative impact on our environment. This starts at the very beginning, when farmers are harvesting ingredients. These conventional beauty products are made with ingredients that were harvested with pesticides and other harmful chemicals, which can greatly damage the soil. Once you move past the harvesting, the manufacturing of these products that are so chemically saturated also causes an increase in chemicals, from the air, to our water supply, to in your home.
However, by using natural and organic products, you are promoting the manufacturing of cleaner products. The ingredients are made from chemical-free farms, the processing method is cleaner, and the cycle is then normally completed with more recycling-friendly containers. All of this helps to promote a healthier planet.
2. Organic Beauty Products Are Better for Your Skin
A huge problem in the beauty product industry is that there are little to no government regulations on what can go in these products that we use daily. The FDA, or the Food and Drug Administration, is supposed to regulate the standards of foods and drugs. While you might think that the FDA doesn’t do the best on regulating food, it is nowhere near as bad as with beauty products. The FDA pays little to no attention to what goes into these products. There are very few regulations, and, for those that are in place, there are normal loopholes that companies can use to get around them.
This means that companies can basically put whatever they want in your products, without caring whether or not it is good for your skin. This includes dangerous chemicals, known irritants, and unnecessary fillers. It probably comes as no surprise, then, to know that a lot of these products are very bad for your skin, and can cause it to become unhealthy and irritated. Many people are allergic to these common chemicals that have been known to cause redness and breakouts.
However, by using natural beauty products, you don’t have to worry about these harmful chemicals. The ingredients in organic and natural products actually have nutritional value that help to support your skin. They have been researched to make sure that they repair, refine, and rejuvenate your skin.
3. Organic Beauty Products Are Healthier for You
Most people forget that your skin is an organ. In fact, your skin is the largest organ in your body. Not only that, but think about everything that your skin has to go through on a daily basis. The surfaces that it has to deal with, the cuts and scratches, and, not to mention, all the harmful chemicals.
This is especially important when you think about how the skin operates. Basically, your skin acts like a giant sponge and takes it all in. It absorbs everything that you put on it, whether that is good or bad. This is very bad when you use lotions, creams, makeup, and other beauty products that have harmful chemicals in them.
What makes this really scary is that a lot of chemicals that are commonly used in beauty products haven’t been tested, so we don’t know a ton of potential health problems that they might cause. A conventional beauty product isn’t just going to have one or two chemicals in it – it’s has hundreds. All of that is soaking into your skin and going directly into your bloodstream, and they can then integrate into your other major organs.
By using natural and organic products, you know what is going on your skin. You don’t have to worry about chemicals that you have never heard of and can’t pronounce, and what they might do to your body. Instead, these organic products have ingredients that have been researched to be safe and compatible with your skin.
4. Organic Beauty Products Don’t Contain Synthetic Fragrances
This is one of the scariest loopholes that companies have to help them fill your beauty products with who knows how many chemicals. What’s wrong with fragrances? Don’t you want your products to smell good, and then, in turn, help you smell good? Well, yes, but the word fragrance doesn’t necessarily just mean something that helps to make the product smell better.
The Food and Drug Administration says that a company doesn’t have to release the ingredients in their fragrances because those are considered to be trade secrets. You don’t want another company to be able to steal a product’s exact smell if that is their selling factor. That’s understandable, but it’s how companies use this that causes a problem.
This trade secret factor allows companies to basically put whatever they want into a product and call it part of the product’s fragrance – and they never have to tell you what is in it. It’s not listed on the ingredients, it’s not on their website, it’s not known to the consumer. You have no idea how many chemicals have gone into making the fragrance and what those are. They could be extremely harmful or be something that the consumer is allergic to, and the company doesn’t have to fore warn you.
Organic and natural products eliminate this concern. These products aren’t going to contain these fragrance chemicals that could end up harming you. Instead, you know exactly what you are getting and what is going on your skin.
About the Author:
Alexandra has been writing since 2009 for various travel, culture, and beauty publications including Organaca . She is an organic beauty fanatic and enjoys concocting homemade potions.