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:
Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate
Urea and DMDM Hydantoin
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
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.
Here are the main reasons why we love them and think they stand out from the rest:
1. The range is full of Therapeutic Supercritical extracts.
Supercritical extraction is World Organics point of difference.
Supercritical extraction allows the maximum nutritional and beauty benefits of the whole plant – literally thousands of important compounds – and not just an isolated chemical constituent.
The extracts are extremely concentrated as they are full extractions, including essential oils as well as other water-soluble and fat-soluble substances from the plants.
This means the products are super potent, often more than 100 times stronger than conventional extracts. Making them extremely therapeutic. How often have you associated wearing makeup with feeding your skin with pure and therapeutic goodness? Now you can!
2. The makeup is easy to apply and feels great on the skin.
One of the barriers to organic makeup in the past has been the ‘slip’ factor. The difficulty organic brands have faced in trying to replicate the way many synthetic makeups glide so easily onto the skin.
World Organics overcame this issue and achieved it without the use of silicones like dimethicone, a common ingredient in many cosmetic products.
Dimethicone makes products easily spreadable but, like other silicones, it also forms a barrier on the surface of the skin. This then traps bacteria and other impurities under the skin and prevents the skin from performing its normal activities – like temperature regulating and sloughing off dead skin cells.
Ultimately, it leads to irritations and increases dryness, making wrinkles not only more prevalent but also more noticeable.
In contrast, World Organics natural, organic ingredients work to nurture and heal the skin.
3. World Organics makeup range is chemical free.
You won’t find any of the synthetic ‘nasties‘ which are so prevalent in most cosmetics currently on the market. These ‘nasties’ include chemicals like phthalates, acrylamide, ethylene oxide, DMDM hydanotin, mineral oil and parabens. Plus a whole host of artificial fragrances and colours, all of which have been linked by World Health and Environmental agencies to a diverse range of medical conditions, including impotence, decreased fertility, diabetes, depression, obesity and cancer.
4. The makeup range even looks good on the shelf!
And lastly, we must mention how pretty the products look with their gorgeous packaging.
For whatever reason, some organic products used to have the reputation of being worthy but looking somewhat dull on the shelf. Their packaging has never quite had the pizzazz of some large, mainstream cosmetic lines.
But not World Organics, their products look great and no matter what product you pull from your handbag, it’s sure to draw the admiring glances of your friends and colleagues.
BOTTOM LINE: Their makeup is full of the finest organic ingredients which have been supercritically extracted. They benefit your skin, rather than simply covering up blemishes and irritations in a heavy synthetic cake.
>Check out the stunning range of organic products from World Organics.