Organic Cosmetics – What You Really Need to Know
Executive Summary about Organic Cosmetics by Elizabeth L Thompson
A product labeled “organic” is not necessarily free from harmful ingredients. I just finished reading yet another article on the benefits of natural/organic cosmetics and skincare products. A popular beauty magazine that I read regularly ran an article for their October issue on natural products and stated that “organic products” are the way to go because they “exclude chemical pesticides and certain synthetics purported to have health risks”.
The true story here would be that the manufacturers of organic cosmetic and skincare products exclude harmful chemicals only if they choose to exclude them. The organic ingredients they use may have been grown without the use of pesticides but just because they include organically grown ingredients does not mean that they are automatically free from all harmful ingredients. So if you are using an “organic product” on your face, hair or body that contains parabens, harmful sulphates or fragrances, the organically-grown ingredients are not really doing you that much good.
The article goes on to recommend several organic product lines, some of which contain the above mentioned synthetic ingredients. Most often these publications list an array of organic cosmetics lines, most of which are not safe, the majority of which are designer. Find an organic cosmetics source you trust, follow their recommendations and you will be healthier and happier because of it.
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Not only are cosmetics and personal care products manufacturers permitted to use nearly any ingredient they choose in their products, but these products are minimally regulated if at all.
“Natural” can simply mean that a product contains a small amount of ingredients derived from a natural source, organic or not.
Even an “organic” product can contain harmful toxic ingredients. A product labeled “Certified Organic” must contain at least 95% organically produced ingredients and a product with “Organic” on the label must be made of at least 70% organic ingredients. A product can contain organically grown lavender and aloe, but also contain synthetic preservatives.
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