Anyone who wants great looking skin can’t depend on luck or genetics. Of course, things like eating and exercising are important but it’s also important to use the right products on the skin. Here are some ideas on how to choose the best organic skin care.
It is unfortunate that in the beauty and cosmetic industry there are a lot of ways companies use to trick consumers into thinking the product is healthy or chemical free. Even the very use of the word organic is often used to imply a product is free of chemicals when actually it’s full of chemicals proven to be harmful to the skin. It’s important for consumers to become educated on how to read labels so that they are better able to understand if the product is organic or not.
When looking at the label it is important to look for words that may be disingenuous. Often companies will use words such as ‘for sensitive skin’, ‘dermatologist tested’, ‘hypoallergenic’, and other words such as these. Another thing to look for is if the product contains any fragrance. Fragrances are considered proprietary formulas that are protected under the law and the company is not required to reveal the ingredients inside because that would require them to reveal their protected formulas. Fragrances almost always contain chemicals and most of them contain dozens or even hundreds of chemicals that are known to be harmful to the skin.
Anyone who is looking for the best organic skin care should avoid any product that has a fragrance unless it comes from certified organic oils. Even if all the other ingredients are indeed organic, this one alone makes the product full of harmful chemicals. Remember also that while it may indeed be hypoallergenic it could be using chemicals in the product. As well, it could indeed be made for sensitive skin or tested by dermatologists but that doesn’t mean that it is wholly organic or chemical free.
One of the best ways to be assured that it is truly and wholly organic is if it carries the USDA seal of approval. At least with this, the buyer knows that there’s a certain level of authenticity to the claims of being organic. There are rules and regulations that the company must meet in order to be able to carry this seal.
Preservatives should come from vitamins such as E, A, and C. Oils should come from vegetable sources or fruit and examples of common oils are sunflower, aloe vera, safflower, apricot seed, and olive oil. These make for good moisturizing agents.
To maintain healthy skin it is imperative that a person uses ingredients that are not harsh and instead, contain ingredients that promote healthy skin. While some people may be blessed with genetics that helps them keep youthful, healthy looking skin, the majority of people must work at maintaining healthy skin. Following these tips can help anyone when choosing organic skin care products that are best for them.