There are many products on the beauty market, each with its own terminology – which can be very confusing when trying to choose the right product for you. Organic skin care is generally defined as skin care products that contain organically grown ingredients that do not contain pesticides.
Organic products are considered to be more beneficial for the skin because they are believed to contain little or no harmful chemical ingredients and are therefore sold. Over the last 10 years or so, the market has seen a significant shift towards eco-friendly skin care as consumers turn away from using harsh, chemical-based products thanks to studies showing the long-term effects of using harsh, chemical-based products.
The Difference Between Natural and Organic Skin Care
“Natural skin care” consists of products that contain ingredients that are of natural origin but may not be biologically produced. They may contain preservatives and chemicals like many other products, but their main ingredient may be plant-based and therefore marketed as ‘natural’. “Organic skin care” includes products made from naturally occurring ingredients made without chemicals or pesticides.
There has been some controversy over the years regarding the use of obscure labels by cosmetic companies. In particular, the word “organic” is misconstrued because it has been shown that almost any company can have the word in their product, even if the actual ingredients are not organic or only a small part of the ingredients are organic. . The product may still contain inorganic ingredients such as chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
This is where another term comes into play, “certified organic”. Certified organic skin care products are those that are certified as organic ingredients by regulatory bodies, which has set a number of rules for organically certified produce. These strict measures ensure that consumers know the brand’s credibility when it comes to organic skin care and therefore can safely purchase and consume the products without any of the side effects often associated with pesticides and other toxic substances.
Benefits of Organic Skin Care
There are many benefits to using certified organic skin care. The stricter criteria these formulas must meet mean they do not contain ingredients known to have adverse effects on the human body, such as allergies or organ poisoning. For example, parabens (types of preservatives) can cause skin allergies and can stimulate the growth of cancer cells, according to a study published late last year. Many small organic skincare companies also support local economies and producers by using native Australian ingredients (such as Kakadu Plum) which are often selected by major international markets.