You average Skincare products are laced with all sorts of nasty chemicals. Why should you change to Organic Skincare Products after all beauty has always been about pain? What about not putting chemicals on your face or down your sink?
Yes, for centuries women have literally nearly killed themselves to look good. For Example – In the 19th century and earlier, some people (mainly in Styria, a region that encompassed parts of modern Austria and Slovenia) consumed arsenic to “produce a blooming complexion, a brilliant eye, and an appearance of embonpoint [sexy stoutness],” according to one 1857 magazine article on the practice. There were safety rules, of course: You were only supposed to take it while the moon was waxing, and you could only eat only a dose as big as a single grain of millet at first. If you took more than that before you built up a tolerance, you could die !! Women used to also bind their feet in ancient China to achieve tiny feet and paint there faces with radioactive face-cream before they realised it was a deadly thing to do.
But we no longer need to do this. We are more informed and Organic Skincare Products are more available as people prefer products that don’t poison them or the environment.
So why should you change to Organic Skin Products? Just look at some of the risks below from your average skin products
Nasties in Skin Care Products
Researchers found one-in-eight of over 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals. There’s also the fragrance loophole, which allows firms to mix whatever chemicals they like and list them under “fragrance” on the bottle. Since fragrance is considered a trade secret, manufacturers claim it’s confidential — they don’t have to tell us what’s in it.
Where do you source Organic Skin Care Products?
It is much easier to find Organic Skin Products these days and you can even find them at your local pharmacy.
On the high street, the Body Shop lead the way in 1976. Founded in 1976 in Brighton, England, by Anita Roddick, The Body Shop is a global beauty brand built on making people feel so good – face, body and soul.
Another favourite in the UK and Ireland is Lush which prides itself on being ethical buyers, natural and 100% vegetarian products. I particularly like their bath bombs and their Rehab shampoo bar
Use the internet to find locally sourced products to you.
My Favourite Organic Skin Care Products
My personal favourite is Sana Naturals which is right on my doorstep and is run by the lovely Kasia O’Reilly who I met through a local women’s group.
She uses sustainable raw materials that don’t impact the ecosystem. And I love that she uses recyclable glass packaging and is committed to using as little plastic as possible and no outer cardboard packaging. Her formulas are not animal tested and they are a blend of passion, intuition, an ongoing study of Earth’s treasures and common sense learnt from her grandmother in Poland.
The best recommendation I can give is my daughter. Who has always struggled with sensitive skin loves the Cleansing Facial Powder and it doesn’t make her breakout.
Five tips for Changing over to Organic Skincare Products
1.Don’t throw everything out!
Not quite the answer you expected, right? Change one product at a time, don’t throw out everything. One- it is expensive and two you need to find the right product for you. So replace things as they run out with an Organic counterpart and see how you get on.
2. Simplify your beauty routine.
How many body care products (including cosmetics) do you use per day? Ever counted? Try it… and no cheating! After you do that, go ahead and count the number of ingredients in each product and then add them all together. Are you applying thousands of chemicals in combination each day? Do you really need separate creams for your eyes, face, body, hands, feet, etc? Your health, wallet and cabinet space might not agree.
3. Ask for Samples first
This helps weed out the products you don’t like. Check for trial or travel sizes even if you have to buy them, but many times, if you just ask – you shall receive. Only splurge on full-size products that you absolutely LOVE and know you will use
4. Get good reviews
Look for truly natural and organic beauty product reviews from someone who has similar taste in products. The truth of the matter is that regardless of how squeaky clean the ingredients are if the product doesn’t work, you aren’t going to use it.
5.Learn to read labels.
Look past pretty bottles, ignore miraculous marketing claims and go directly to the ingredients! Just because a company says it’s “healthy,” “100 % natural,” “pure,” “botanical” or “organic” doesn’t mean that it actually is.
If you enjoyed this post on Organic Skin Products you might enjoy
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