Why Organic Skin Care Is Better Than Regular Skin Care
Today, the whole world is turning organic. You can find an organic anything: from organic fruits and veggies, meat, milk, organic food containers and cookware, to organic mattresses and clothing, organic pesticides, etc. The increased popularity of the organic trend is a direct consequence of the rising global awareness of the negative health and environmental impacts of conventional, chemical-loaded products. What’s even more disturbing is that many researches show that there might be a link between the exposure to synthetic chemicals and a variety of health issues, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Going organic is not just following the trend, though. It shows that we care about our own future and the future of our planet. If we are paying that much attention to what we eat, and what products we use in our homes, it is only natural that we start being picky about what we put on our skin. An average person smothers approximately 10 different skin care products on their skin daily. Since the skin is the largest organ in our bodies, it acts as a sponge, absorbing 80% of everything that we apply on it. Having this in mind, there are our top 5 reasons to make the switch today!
Organic Skin Care Is Free Of Harsh Chemicals
Have you ever read any of the labels on the skin care products that you use daily? Have you noticed all those unpronounceable ingredients? Believe it or not, most of these are substances whose origin and safety is disputed.
One of these “suspected to be harmful” ingredients is sodium laureth sulfate - foaming agent, which destroys the natural lipid barrier of the skin, and leaves the skin rough and prone to irritation. Then you have diethanolamine, monoethanolamine, and triethanolamine (thankfully, all have been restricted in Europe due to their known adverse effects). Then comes the famous propylene glycol – petroleum by-product, main ingredient, used in the formulatrion of antifreeze + your favorite hair care and skin care products.. go figure. The problem with these ingredients, though, is not only that they cause irritations and may damage the skin. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, two of the most commonly used substances in conventional skin care products — parabens and phthalates — have been linked to cancer and type-II diabetes.
Organic products are formulated with all-natural ingredients i.e. if a product is certified organic you can be sure it’s 100% free of toxic substances or compounds with questionable safety!
Organic Skin Care Is Nutrient-Rich
The general rule that applies to natural skin care is that if you cannot eat it, do not apply it on your skin. If you read the label on any organic skin care product you’ll see that it feels like reading a grocery list. Cocoa butter and coconut oil are wonderful moisturizers that provide your skin with essential fatty acids for a more youthful look. Extract from white tea, grapes and pomegranate seeds are all excellent antioxidants – they inhibit collagen degradation, helping your skin stay elastic and smooth.
The Moroccan ‘liquid gold’ is another great skin moisturizer, but it has also been used for generations to treat burns, cuts, and stretch marks. Maracuja oil eradicates free radicals, thus preventing premature aging. Which one do you prefer – coffee or green tea? Whichever you choose, they are both exceptionally good for your skin. Coffee enhances circulation, reduces puffiness around the eyes, and minimizes the appearance of cellulite. Washing your face with green tea fights the visible signs of aging, like loose skin, wrinkles, and age spots. Sheabutter is rich in vitamins E and D, unsaturated fats, essential fatty acids, and many other beneficial stuff that make it a skin super-nutrient.
Organic Skin Care Prevents Premature Aging
Have you heard of photo aging? Did you know that excess sun exposure (especially without protection) is the leading cause of premature aging? UV rays cause damage to our skin even on a cloudy day, which is why, in almost every beauty related article we stumble upon, there is a section “Use Sunscreen!”. Sadly, picking a sunscreen can be tough. Even though oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate and octocrylene are 3 of the most widely used sunscreen filters, proven to provide good protection, their safety is questionable. Here is where the consumer gets frustrated… Is there a 100% safe option?
Apart from that, as mentioned above, organic skin care products are formulated with potent bio-active ingredients that act on cellular level and help slow down the aging process. Unlike regular skin care, organic product do not provide temporary smoothness, but instead – benefit the skin in the long run.
If you want to slow down the clock and preserve your skin as healthy looking as it is (and do it all naturally) we have something for you! La Mav’s Anti Aging Range, thanks to scientifically proven bio-actives, plant extracts & pure natural oils, will rejuvenate your skin, making it glow like never before!
Give your skin the gift of organic beauty!
Organic Skin Care Works Better
With all the above being said, the fourth reason is based on pure logic – better ingredients equals better results. Organic skin care products are made of superb non-harmful, natural compounds, that really benefit your skin.
Organic skin care products do not “mask” aging, by temporary filling wrinkles with silicones and petroleum-byproducts, neither they over dry your skin. while saying that they are trying “to cure acne and balance oily skin”. Instead, they help your skin heal from the inside out. Because healthy skin is balanced, youthful and beautiful!
Organic Skin Care Is Eco Friendly
This may not be directly concerning your skin, but we usually remember it only on Earth Day, even though, we know that, it is too important to be ignored. The first major issue with conventional beauty products is their production process. Most of these products contain substances that can be obtained only through extensive mining. These compounds are petroleum, aluminum, and lead. Aluminum mining only is responsible for the destruction of acres of land and wildlife in the Amazon rain forest. And as many of you probably know, aluminum is primary ingredient in the most widely used personal care products – antiperspirants. On top of that most of these products come in non-biodegradable packaging, raising the issue of sustainability.
Organic skin care products, on the other hand, are manufactured from ingredients, cultivated and grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. When you choose organic products you minimize the environmental impact immediately – no toxic chemicals are washed down the drain. Thanks to that our water supply resources and ecosystem remain intact. What is more, environment friendly packaging has become a norm in the organic cosmetics industry.
Bottom line is that organic means safe, and we all want what is best for us. The choice is on you. Will you treat your body the way it deserves to be treated? Will you show appreciation to the planet you live on?
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