Why you should consider Organic beauty products

The law doesn’t state that cosmetic products and ingredients need to be subjected to FDA approval authority, with the exception of color additives.

Plus, there’s no regulation that requires cosmetic companies to prove ingredients do not cause long-term harm.  So, most people don’t realize they are feeding their body toxic substances when they apply lotions, potions and makeup to their skin.

Unfortunately, natural doesn’t always mean non-toxic either.  And organic can mean anything or nothing at all.  There’s no legality on how the word is used.  It simply implies that some of the ingredients are from plants grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, even if it’s just a tiny amount.

As a result, too many manufacturers can get away with claims that their products are natural and organic, even though they are full of synthetic chemicals, and the natural ingredients they use are only a minuscule percentage of the total ingredients.

Only “certified organic” labels are legally bound to comply with this claim.

It’s therefore important to read the labels of the cosmetics and personal care that you buy and understand what you are actually putting on your skin, after all, your skin is the largest organ on your body.

Some chemicals we should pay attention to and avoid in personal care products are:

Phthalates
Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate
Parabens
Mineral Oil
Synthetic Fragrances
Urea and DMDM Hydantoin
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
Triclosan
Propylene Glycol
DEA (diethanolamine)
MEA (monoethanolamine)
TEA (triethanolamine)

The Case for Organic Makeup

We are lucky that there have been some excellent organic alternatives in terms of organic skincare in the marketplace for some time now.

And one company to add to the list is World Organics.

They have an incredible range of organic skincare as well as a beautiful line up of stunning makeup.  Being a family run business that has been handed down through 5 generations of herbalists and naturopaths, which has evolved over 150 years, they know their stuff.