What Is The Difference Between Organic Skin Care And Natural Skin Care Products?
Posted On: - 2008-11-05 22:10:12
As more and more people wake up to realize the wonders of nature, the sales of ‘organic’ skin care products and ‘natural’ skincare products are on an all time high. Environment-conscious consumers are increasingly moving towards organic or natural skin care products from the chemical treated ones. And to cater to this increasing audience, skin care products’ manufacturers are coming up with new innovations and products of the lot.
Both Natural and Organic skin care products comprise of the same things but they are by no means interchangeable. This is because they are grown differently. Organic skincare products are produced naturally while natural skin care products, though cultivated naturally, use certain chemicals like pesticides and sludge. For instance tomatoes are grown conventionally but to make them reap better it is treated with pesticides and insecticides. They are natural but they aren’t organic. Organic skin care products record lesser amounts of nitrates than natural skin care products and have high levels of antioxidants and vitamins.
The phrase “derived from natural fruits or vegetables…” is often seen on the ingredients list of cosmetic products. The real truth behind them is the derivation process itself involves the use of certain chemicals. Likewise some companies label their cosmetics as “organic” just because it contains carbon.
Therefore it is very essential that you know what you are buying! There are no legal requirements for using the term in most countries. So, you need to be aware in order to make the right decision. Here are some tips:
• Look for any organic certification that the product may carry. If the products are really pure and natural, it should carry a certification from some or the other organic industry standards.
• Read the labels very carefully. Check out the ingredients list of the products and note the first four elements for they make the base. If there is something on the list that you do not understand, its likely it’s the name of some chemical ingredient.
• If you are not sure about any of the product, run down a search on the Internet with MSDS along with it. MSDS stands for manufacturers safety data sheets.
Using organic beauty products not only gets you the benefits of natural ingredients but also you can boast of your cosmetics to be environment-friendly. Organic products make use of natural components that have been used as beauty ingredients since ancient history. But using natural substance to heal your skin and protect it, you can be rest assured that the healing process is totally safe without any risk of chemicals.
Here are some common beauty products that are available in organic forms:
• Cleansers and Toners
• Body lotions
• Massage oils
• Sun protection and so on.
Dr. Marilynn Syrett graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific in 1998 and has a keen interest in the use and effectiveness of skin care products and acne skin treatments.