Organic Skin Care Sounds Better, But Does It Work Better?

Organic Skin Care Sounds Better, But Does It Work Better?

Organic Skin Care Sounds Better, But Does It Work Better?

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How does the word “organic” make you feel? You probably associate organic with a feeling of health, cleanliness, and detoxification. That’s why most people think that organic skin care is safer, nontoxic, healthier for the environment and more effective – and they are willing to pay the extra price that comes with those words on the label. However, while “organic,” “natural” and “green” sound nice, you’re probably not going to notice much of a difference.

Style Over Substance

In recent years, sales for cosmetic skin care products labelled as “organic,” “green,” or “natural” have been on the rise. However, if you ask anyone why they prefer organic skin care, very few can give a justification that’s actually based on experience. While there are indeed great products out there labelled “organic,” there is likely a “non-organic” product out there that does the exact same thing, if not better. Organics cosmetics are normally significantly more expensive than their non-organic counterparts, without providing a significant advantage.

However, while “organic,” “natural” and “green” sound nice, you’re probably not going to notice much of a difference.

It is true that organic products are normally made up of natural materials, that does not necessarily improve their efficacy. What’s worse is that a lot of natural and organic skin care products on the market are not completely organic or natural – many contain preservatives, natural It’s definitely possible that an organic product has the same general substances as a “chemical” product.

Allergens and Irritants

Organic skin care products aren’t necessarily safer than other cosmetics. Just like other types of cosmetics, organic products contain allergens and irritants. Ever wonder why sometimes, just smelling the fragrance of an organic product causes you to sneeze immediately? That is because many of ingredients commonly used cause instantaneous allergic reactions. Natural irritants tend to have very potent effects.

Many organic skin care products on the market claim to be hypoallergenic, however, very few of them actually are. Whereas most developed products are designed to be hypoallergenic, natural products tend to include ingredients that can cause all sorts of reactions such as redness, itchiness, breakouts and nausea. Just a few of the most common substances such as lavender, tea tree oil, peppermint, and fever-few tend to be fairly aggressive in effect, especially to those with highly sensitive skin.

Engineered to be Easier

While the idea that your cosmetic products were designed in a lab is a lot less romantic than products that were mashed together from herbs found in the jungle, the logic behind buying products that were expertly designed and developed is that you are likely to get a safe, effective product. The best cosmetics go through intelligent development to ensure that you are always getting the most effective product available for you.

Organic skin care lacks retinol – a substance engineered to prevent the maturing process of the skin. Retinol is commonly included in “chemical” cosmetic products as a means to prevent the skin from aging or wrinkling. However, as organic cosmetics lack this, they typically wear your skin down much faster than other products.

You ensure that you are getting a tried and tested cosmetic that will do exactly what you need it to do.

Everyone has different skin types. With this comes the need for a diverse array of cosmetics engineered to suit various people with differing needs. When you buy a product that has been expertly developed, you ensure that you are getting a tried and tested cosmetic that will do exactly what you need it to do. Organic skin care tends to be a little riskier as certain substances are more or less effective depending on the person that is using it. It’s a fair warning to say that you need to be more careful when picking up organic products.

Final Tips on Organic Skin Care

When buying cosmetics, instead of immediately buying products that have words such as “natural” or “organic,” make sure to read the label, ask your vendor for information and do your research. Organic skin care has its benefits and is clearly preferred by some people. However, remember that there are always alternatives and the extra cost is not always worth it. Understand what the most compatible products for your skin type are and what fits your needs the best.

References

http://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/natural-skin-care/_/organic-cosmetics-is-natural-better
http://www.ecouterre.com/are-natural-and-organic-cosmetics-necessarily-better-for-you/
http://www.webmd.com/beauty/makeup/natural-cosmetics-are-they-healthier-for-your-skin
https://www.choice.com.au/health-and-body/beauty-and-personal-care/skin-care-and-cosmetics/articles/natural-and-organic-cosmetics

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