We are all becoming more health conscious these days, which is also leading to a rise in organic beauty products. The market is absolutely booming right now, with organic products flying off of the shelves faster today than ever before. Most organic products cost a few dollars more to buy, but we figure that for the sake of our health, it definitely is worth it – right?
What are Organic Beauty Products?
“Organic beauty product” is a broad term that is used to describe any sort of beauty enhancing products that contain no or less unnatural products, such as laboratory created chemicals. True organic products should be prepared only by using what can be described as “naturally occurring ingredients”, which essentially means products that come from directly from the earth (plant and/or mineral products). No synthetic products, such as fragrances, preservatives and dyes should be used.
What’s so Bad about Synthetic Products?
Synthetic and chemical products that we find in beauty products today have been liked to a number of serious diseases and ailments, such as cancer, auto-immune disorders, hormonal disorders and fertility complications – just to name a few.
None of us want to be using a product that can easily be considered toxic, or even extremely lethal. Even if it is a skin cream that you are using on your body and are not ingesting, the ingredients that are in any skin cream sink through the layers of our skin and then enter into our bloodstream. It’s important to be conscientious of what we put in our bodies as well as what we put on our bodies.
So Organic is Good for me – Right?
Not so fast. Though the word “organic” has become incredibly hip and is recognized by most as the type of product you should choose, everything isn’t always as great as it may seem.
One point that has raised issue is that not all products that come from the earth are necessarily healthy for us to be using on our skin. Sure, it may be natural, but is it good for us? A lot of these products have not been tested by the FDA or any other sort of government health agency in other countries and deemed as “good” for our health. Organic products have very broad standards, meaning that what is put in the organic product is not closely monitored.
The amount of ingredients that are “organic” in any product also vary. That hand cream that you use may have organic royal jelly in it, but look at the rest of the ingredients and you may be surprised to find a lot of inorganic ingredients being included, such as perfumes and dyes. That organic product isn’t so organic any more!
So how do companies get away with saying that something is “organic” when it has such little organic product in it? Because there is no real standardization when it comes to organic products. Almost any company can claim that their product is “natural” or “organic” these days when it only contains SOME natural or organic product. That is why it is essential that you check out the ingredients of all organic products and read through them before you buy.