Let’s face it; appearances do matter. Taking great care of your skin is often correlated with a bunch of complicated steps of products. However, the truth is that you probably only need a few products: they just have to be high-quality… but how do you find those?
When it comes to food, we’re told that “organic is better.” But why is that, and do those same rules apply to skincare?
Today we’re checking out the top five reasons you need to use an organic skin moisturizer. Your skin deserves the best!
What You See is What You Get
Non-organic, even if it’s non-GMO, means that a slew of pesticides was used in the production of the ingredient. Despite refinding, processing, washing, etc., there will always be a trace of chemicals in the produce, whether it be for eating or for turning into skincare.
The problem is that those pesticides often contain cancer-causing chemicals that damage the cells of your body, often without you even knowing it, not to mention the severe effect on the environment they have.
What’s most alarming is that you cannot physically see the compounds lurking in your creams. There’s no discoloration, weird smell, or abnormal texture. They’re simply just… there.
Additionally, the ingredient list doesn’t reflect everything that’s in the product. Manufacturers don’t write, “agua, hyaluronic acid, pesticides,” because they’re legally not required to disclose that there are trace chemicals in their products.
When you buy organic skincare products, you can be certain that the ingredient list is representative of what’s going on your skin. It’s crucial that you be cautious with what goes on your face as it is easily absorbed into the bloodstream.
Organic Products are Just… Better
The average conventional skincare item has an active ingredient percentage of about 5-10%. The average organic skincare product has an active ingredient percentage of 90% or higher. That’s a big difference!
This huge discrepancy could be the night and day change your skin needs. Active ingredients are there to actually do something, and if there aren’t enough of them, you’re left with an almost useless product.
Despite the huge health benefit of not rubbing toxic chemicals onto your face, conventional skincare products are also full of fillers that either do nothing but increase the amount of product in the bottle or actually cause harm. For example, parabens are commonly found in beauty products to be used as a thickening agent. However, they’re also linked to hormone disruption, and breast cancer.
Gelatin is another common filler found in gels and moisturizers. It’s the gelatinous substance that makes Jello, well, Jello, and is made from pig/horse hooves or bones. Not only is it gross, but it’s also known to clog pores.
Better for the Environment
The agriculture industry is one of the largest source of CO2 emissions worldwide, and some of the biggest contributors to this are GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in conventional farming and pesticides.
The consistent use of GMO seeds over generations has caused “super weeds” to sprout up in fields that are resistant to regular pesticides, which are used to kill the average weed. Think about how antibiotics work: they kill bacteria, right? However, those bacteria eventually evolve to something more dangerous and resistant to antibiotics. The same is with the ‘super weeds.’
What are farmers doing to combat these mutant weeds? Using a higher percentage of more dangerous pesticides than before. Those pesticides not only end up in your food and skincare products, but they also seep into groundwater, rivers, lakes, and ponds and kill the wildlife that habituates there.
Organic crops are simply more sustainable in the long run. Conventional farming is a cash grab and is not providing consumers with the high-quality goods that they deserve.
Cruelty-Free, Yes Please!
We’ve established that organic, plant-based skincare products are better for your skin, but they’re also better for your furry friends!
Plants have been used in traditional medicine since humans have walked the Earth. After a lot of trial and error over the centuries, we know what’s good to use and what’s poisonous. Animal testing is typically required for new technologies that could be potentially harmful, but why try to make a solution for a non-existant problem?
By using ingredients that we already know work, we eliminate the need for animal testing altogether. There’s no reason to torture innocent animals with toxic chemical politics when we already have everything we need on our green Earth.
Organic plants are full of essential minerals, nutrients, and vitamins that your skin needs to thrive. That’s not something synthetic that came out of a lab can give you! Allow yourself to become close with nature by using and organic moisturizer that works for your skin.
Best for Sensitive and Acne-Prone Skin
Regardless of your skin type, you need to use a moisturizer to enhance your natural glow, increase collagen production, and boost water retention. However, it can be tricky to find a moisturizer that doesn’t inflame sensitive skin or clog a person with acne-prone skin’s pores.
Because organic moisturizers normally contain fewer thickening agents and fillers, most of them are non-comedogenic (they won’t clog your pores) and save for sensitive skin.
Additionally, the pesticides in your skincare product might be what’s causing your sensitivity. Glyphosate and other toxic chemicals could lead to chronic inflammation and allergic reactions.
Many skincare users have completely given up on moisturizer because they haven’t found a product that works for their skin. Before throwing in the towel, try out an organic moisturizer to see if you notice a difference.
NuOrganic; Your Source for Organic Skincare
NuOrganic has a solution for all of your skin issues. With a handful of available organic moisturizers on our website, you can find the perfect one for your skin type and skin concern. We believe that skincare is an individualized experience, and we can’t wait to see you achieve luxurious, silky, glass-like skin with our nature-based products.