NATURAL BEAUTY: ORGANIC
You absorb approximately 70% of what you put on your skin.
The skin is the largest organ, it is HIGHLY absorbent and therefore it’s important to feed your skin with the right nutrients.
While I was healing from Lymes Disease, along with eating whole, natural + organic foods, organic + natural beauty care, became of OUTMOST importance . I dabbled in it, but never fully committed. I still enjoyed my Cetaphil cleanser, and a few other nasties. UNTIL I became educated on what I was REALLY putting onto my skin. If the skin is so highly permeable (think about those Nicorette patches, and how they work!). Organic and natural was // is a no-brainer to me.
Many brands are responding to a growing demand from consumers to switch to organic and natural ingredients, BUT natural ingredients can be more expensive to use. I fully understand this fact, and at the end of the day it's what you put value on. For me my Health, Well-Being and Happiness lie in what I choose to nourish my body and mind. Health + Healing is a non-negotiable in my life.
In some cases it's cheaper for the brands to use just a few natural ingredients and put more emphasis on changing their packaging to make it look like they're more natural than they are. . . a term calling 'Green Washing'.
The certification is important, as it provides a third-party guarantee that the ingredients have been rigorously proven to be organic, offering protection from synthetic fillers sneaking into the skincare. As with all skin care, remember that it is important to shop around and test products to see how they react on YOUR skin type, just because a product is healthy and organic does not mean that it will perform for your skin concern. Just because it works for a celebrity, supermodel or your best friend doesn’t mean it will work for you.
In the same way you wouldn’t (or, more accurately, shouldn’t) feed yourself with an ingredient that you can’t pronounce, you shouldn’t feed it to your skin either.
love & light