What Is Organic Skin Care?

There are so many products on the beauty market, each with its own terminology-which can become very confusing when you’re trying to select a product that’s right for you.

Organic skin care is generally defined as skin care products containing organically grown ingredients free of pesticides. Organic products are considered to be more beneficial to the skin, as it is assumed that there are little or no harsh chemical ingredients and are therefore marketed.

Over the last 10 years or so, the market has seen a significant shift towards organic skin care as consumers become more knowledgeable and more aware of what ingredients they put on their skin, thanks to studies that reveal the long-term effects of the use of harsh, chemical-based products.

The Difference Between Natural Skin Care And Organic Skin Care

‘Natural skincare’ consists of products containing ingredients that originate from natural sources but are not necessarily organically produced. They may contain preservatives and chemicals like many other products, but their main ingredients may be plant-based and therefore marketed as ‘natural.’ ‘Organic skincare’ includes products made from naturally sourced ingredients that are produced without chemicals or pesticides.

Over the years, there has been some controversy over the use of ambiguous labels by beauty companies. In particular, the word ‘organic’ has been somewhat misinterpreted, as it has been shown that almost any company can have a word on its product, even if the actual ingredients are not organic or only a very small portion of the ingredients are organic. The product may still contain non-organic ingredients, as well as chemical and synthetic ingredients. This is where another term, ‘certified organic,’ comes in.

Certified organic skincare products are those that have been certified as organic ingredients by regulatory bodies such as the Australian Certified Organic and the Organic Food Chain, which have established a number of organic certification production rules.

These strict measures ensure that consumers are aware of the brand’s credibility when it comes to organic skincare and are therefore able to purchase and safely consume products without any adverse side effects usually associated with pesticides and other toxic ingredients.

Benefits of Organic Skin Care

There are numerous benefits from the use of certified organic skin care. Stricter criteria that must be met for these formulations mean that they are free from ingredients that are known to have adverse effects on the human body, such as allergies or organ toxicity. For example, parabens (types of preservatives) may cause skin allergies and may even stimulate cancer cell growth, according to a study published late last year.

Many small organic skincare companies also support local economies and producers by using native Australian ingredients (such as Kakadu Plum) that large international brands often choose to overlook.

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