As more awareness is raised about the potentially harmful chemicals in our skincare products can cause to our health, more people are willing to learn more about them. However, it also leads to the emergence of misleading information and speculations that can confuse the consumer. Here's 2 biggest myths about naturally derived and organic skincare and the facts:
1. Organic skincare is more gentle on the skin but not as effective as synthetic mainstream brands.
Because effectiveness is often associated with getting instant results, doesn’t mean naturally derived and organic skincare are not effective. Naturally derived and organic skincare have a balancing, detoxifying effect that is a deep and long term program with ongoing results. Organic ingredients penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and act on the cellular level, thus healing the skin and improving its overall condition. They strengthen it and boost its natural defence and regenerative abilities.
Within in two weeks you should notice a difference and within six weeks you will notice a change in the texture, feel and overall health of your skin.
Regular skincare primarily works by coating the skin, smoothing out the fine lines and filling the wrinkles, making your skin appear better immediately after application, but not doing anything beneficial for it in the long run.
2. Organic skincare have a shorter shelf life, so they are not worth the investment.
Organic skincare products contain natural preservatives like vitamin E, essential oils, different antioxidants and preserving acids – all derived from plants. Once opened, it is best to use the product within the next 6-9 months. Naturally derived and organic skincare do not use parabens, phenoxyethanol, formaldehyde and other harmful ingredients that are toxic to your health and the environment.
If you use a small amount of a toxic chemicals everyday for your entire life, it will continue to accumulate in the tissues and organs of your body. Scientific studies have shown that these chemicals are toxic even at very low doses. So think for your health in the long run.
Skincare products are independent to each individual’s skin needs and requirements. All naturally derived and organic ingredients are generally safe for all skin types, yet some people may still have individual allergies to certain plant botanicals. The same holds true for any cosmetic or food ingredient. Those with extremely sensitive skin should conduct a patch test prior to use.