How To Find Out If Skin Care Products Are Organic

The world of organic skin care products can be intimidating and confusing to navigate. There are many tricks and strategies that companies use to bend and break the organic labeling rules. Sometimes you can buy an item that gives you the impression that it is organic, but then when you read the ingredients label carefully you find out it has harsh chemicals such as phenoxyethanol, vegetable emulsifying wax and other harmful toxins.

Two of the common deceptive advertising practices companies engage in include organic claims without certification and labeling and marketing an agricultural product as organic or 100% organic without certification. While the ingredients may pass as organic, if the company doesn’t have certification there is no way to verify if their claim is true or false. This makes it an illegal organic claim.

 

The three types of organic certification labels are:
1.100% Organic.
2. Organic (95% or more organic).
3.Made with Organic (70% or more organic).

 

 

Botanics 100& organic facial oil with nourishing rosehip

Botanics 100& organic facial oil with nourishing rosehip

MoorSpa

MoorSpa 95% Organic Moisturizer

 

 

The United States Department of Agriculture regulates organic products. The main requirement for products to display the USDA Certified Organic label is they must be comprised of at least 95% organic ingredients. All of the initial growing stage as well as the production and handling stages must also be certified organic for the item to display the USDA label. Check for this information to determine if skin care products are truly organic.

 

Organic label

 

There are many benefits to buying organic products. The list includes:

 The products are guaranteed to be free from harmful synthetics.

 The products are guaranteed to not contain GMOs.

 The ingredients are grown and processed according to organic standards.

 Organic skin care products do not contain toxic chemicals such as ethoxylated compounds, aluminum and artificial colors.

 

Organic Consumers Association

Organic Consumers Association – Directory of USDA Certified Organic Body Care Product – www.organicconsumers.org

 

 

Organic farming can lead to fewer pollutants in the water, air, and earth that we all must share. A couple of drawbacks are some of the makeup does not come in as broad a range of colors and the products don’t always last as long as conventional cosmetics. Generally the products are amazing and beneficial because they are natural, plant-based and already great for your skin. Other benefits of using organic are:

 Dangerous endocrine disruptors which imitate, change or block hormone production are not in organic makeup. They are, however, found in regular makeup and can be linked to negative side effects such as mood swings and infertility.

❤ Organic makeup is generally richer in nutrients than conventional makeup and usually contains more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A huge environmental benefit of using organic products is they help to cut down on the amount of pollutants that can enter your body.

❤ Many plastic surgeons, dermatologists and skin care professionals approve of their patient’s wearing organic makeup immediately after or up to many days post therapy. They believe that it is safe to do so.

❤ Organic skin care products have become more widely available in the past decade. You can buy them online (see MyLifeInc Organic Skin Care) and in a variety of stores. They are high quality and reasonably priced.