percentage of the ingredients in natural cosmetics are organic?
Before we can answer this question, we need to
understand a few terms. What does natural mean? Natural has different meanings when it comes to
different industries. In the beauty industry, natural ingredients are those
that come from the land and sea. When you see the word botanical, it means it
is created from plants. What does organic mean? When it comes to cosmetics, organic means that
the ingredients are produced without the use of chemical fertilisers,
pesticides or other artificial chemicals.
importance of using natural and organic products
Natural and organic products tend to be a bit
heavier on the wallet however, it is lighter on the skin. If you think about it, if the chemicals keep
animals away, make the product last longer and give it a brighter colour, what
it is doing to your skin? Your skin can absorb the smallest amount of
pesticide and keep in mind that since your skin is your biggest organ, it is
important that you look after it and try your best not to expose your skin to
harsh chemicals that will damage it in the long run.
in doubt, ask
Some house brands can be a bit tricky when it
comes to their wording on their packages. If you ever question the label or the
the company and ask them why are they calling their product natural?
If you are still not sure, research what the ingredients are and see if they
fall into the right category.
Always check the label to see what percentage of
the ingredients are organic and natural. If 70 % of it is organic, then it is
safe to fall under the organic and natural category. A lot of brands will also
highlight which ingredients are natural and organic by using an asterisk and a
little foot note at the bottom of the label to explain.
At the end of the day it is your choice which
products you would like to use. You need to take an extra five minutes and shop around for skin
products, cosmetics or body products. Have a look at the label and read what
the product contains and if it is up to standard with the organisations around
the world. Education is the best tool you can have when it comes to buying
cosmetics. Do not be scared to phone the company, ask questions,
speak to people online and have a look at the websites of the organisations to
see which brands are listed. Let us know which organic and natural products you have at home.
Share with us your stories and tell us if your products really are 95 percent
organic or not.
Sally Mitchell began her career as a make up
artist, and after receiving a diploma in Clinical Dermatology decided to
combine her passions for makeup artistry and skincare becoming a licensed
beauty professional. Now she shares useful skin care tips with readers of the