People are now getting more and more aware of the dangers of putting chemicals in our bodies. Everybody tries to switch to organic foods whenever possible. Well, the same goes for natural skin care products. Since skin is the biggest organ of our body it’s important to take good care of it. Up to 60% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed directly into the blood stream and it bypasses our natural defense system. Since beauty products are not FDA regulated there is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there. One thing that people are still confused about is labeling something natural versus organic. Read on to learn how it applies to skin care products.
Organic and natural foods now occupy a permanent place on our grocery store shelves, right next to conventionally processed food. And now, beauty and skincare products are no different. You know what I’m talking about. They are everywhere.When you walk into any shop selling your favourite beauty supplies, whether it’s Boots, Sephora or even your favourite department store, there they are — organic and natural beauty products, those mysterious little bottles filled with promise.And everyone seems to be cashing in. Even fashion designer Stella McCartney has done it with her very own line of products, Care. She says they are made with 100 per cent organic active ingredients, contain no petrochemicals or silicon and even follow strict vegetarian principles.
But what is this phenomenon really about? Are petrochemicals, silicon and other things found in conventional beauty products really that bad for us?Since thousands of us across the UAE are putting these products all over our faces and our bodies every single day — and sometimes again at night before we hit the town — I thought I’d better find out.
If you’re confused by the whole natural versus organic thing, you’re not alone. It seems that companies and products use these words interchangeably. But are they synonyms or are they actually two different things?
There are many different natural skin care products available on our market. Dr. Sears offers his best selection of beauty products called Pure Radiance.
Another line of great natural beauty products is created by Dr. Lark.