All that hype about organic skincare —Is it worth it?

There is an increasing hype now around organic food. People started to be a little more conscious about what they put into their bodies, but they are still overlooking what they are putting on their skin.  

Just because you don’t eat it, it doesn’t mean that it’s not harmful. Everything that we apply on our face and bodies in form of creams, serums, lotions, is absorbed through the skin. The toxic ingredients that some of those products may have, travel through the skin in our bloodstream and can cause cancer. 

The good news is that nowadays, a lot of brands are conscious about this and we see more and more labels on the market indicating “paraban-free”, “aluminum-free”, “cruelty-free”, “non-toxic”, “organic”, etc.

Here is why all that hype about organic skincare is worth it:

 

1. Organic products are made of plants and other natural ingredients.

When we say “organic cream”, it means its ingredients are grown

without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and other additives or chemicals.

For example, at EpicOrganic we use only natural ingredients like aloe vera, algae, green tea extract, plant oils like grape seed, hemp, grapefruit, tea tree.

 

2. Non-organic skincare products contain harmful ingredients

Just to elaborate more on the ingredients, most mainstream cosmetics go through heavy production processes and they contain a lot of toxic chemicals. Just to name a few: lead, parabens, formaldehyde, fragrance, nitrosamines. Your skin absorbs all of this nasty stuff. We cannot see the harm directly. But, often this manifests via chronic headaches, breathing disabilities, hormone disruption, and even cancer. So think twice before you buy that cream that promises to do wonders for your skin.

 

3. Organic doesn’t mean expensive

Now you don’t have any excuse not to use organic products. There is a general misconception that organic means automatically more expensive. Well not at all! Just take a look at our prices. They are way more affordable than other non-organic brands out there. All you need to do is a little research when you buy your products.

 

4. Organic skincare products work better for your skin

Your skin has a natural flora composed of bacterial species that help to keep your skin healthy. Non-organic products can kill this microbiome, and alter your natural skin’s PH.

Organic products, on the other hand, are made of natural plants that contain a higher level of vitamins and antioxidants. This way your skin can receive all the good minerals and nutrients, while your microbiome is protected.

 

5. Cruelty-free

Another bonus of using organic brands is that they are cruelty-free. Organic products don’t have to be tested on animals, because they are safe and harmless. So next time you buy non-organic, think about that cute little rabbit that has been tortured.

 

6. You’re helping to protect the environment.

By going organic, you’re also indirectly, contributing to the preservation of our environment. Because organic products use naturally grown ingredients that are free from toxic pesticides and fertilizers, they don’t leave a harmful footprint on the planet, particularly the soil, water, and air. So you kill two birds with one stone—you do well for your skin and our Mother Earth.