As well as being ecologically sound, organic skin care products are also the most natural solutions for many of us who wish to experience the benefits of radiant, healthy-looking skin. These days, organic products are rightfully gaining the attentions of prudent and ethical consumers.
As more information is being gathered about the potentially harmful effects of synthetic, chemically altered products, organically sourced goods are coming back into favor. They have found particular popularity within the food, clothing and beauty industries.
Beauty products, of course, are regularly placed into direct contact with our skin. Therefore, by using non-organic products, consumers are maximizing their exposure to harmful substances such as chemicals and toxins. Over a sustained period of time, these can contribute towards damaged skin cells and, in extreme cases, can also lead to obesity and disease.
By contrast, organic beauty products contain only naturally sourced materials manufactured in a way that is environmentally friendly. They use a variety of ingredients such as essential oils, herbs and vitamins to create end products which are full of natural nutrients.
These products rely on the fruits of the earth, bringing up to date processes which have been used by our ancestors since time immemorial.In addition to these benefits, if you choose to purchase organic products you will almost certainly be helping the earth and civilization in the
Manufacturers of organic raw materials are more likely to care about the earth from which they are farming. They will take care to rotate parcels of land so that they do not become tired out and redundant. Future generations will be able to make use of the same earth.
Organic products do not rely on non-renewable sources in their production. This means that the manufacture of such products is sustainable in the long-term. The natural ingredients contained in organic products are less harmful and overall more beneficial to the skin. In particular, organic products have been shown in scientific studies to contain more cancer fighting anti-oxidants than their synthetic counterparts.
In most countries there are now stringent rules in force to govern whether products are allowed to be labeled as organic. These have been designed to differentiate between truly ethical organizations and commercial organizations for which the main purpose is to benefit disingenuously from the organic 'brand'.
In many countries (as at April 2010), body care products are not subject to the same level of screening as, for example, organic food products. However, the most reputable organic skin care products comply with food product certification and it is through these businesses that the consumer will enjoy the greatest level of natural benefits.
By Lucille Proposch