Sunday, September 1, 2013

Why should you go organic?

Why should you go organic? 

At first, a lot of people are skeptical of organic skin care products because they don’t come from well-known brands such as: Maybelline, Revlon, Mac and so forth. But, products that have wholesome and organic ingredients will cause less damage to someone’s fragile skin, and there are less chances of suffering from allergic reactions.

And truth be told: the majority of drugstore and high-end brands have the same harmful ingredients in their products. For example, did you know that some high-end brands of makeup remover contain formaldehyde? Does that sound familiar? If it doesn’t ring a bell, let me refresh your memory: formaldehyde is the liquid that is used to preserved dead frogs that will be used for dissection in life science class. Scary, isn’t it? Do you really want a liquid that can preserve the carcass of a dead frog on your face? That being said, in order to limit you exposure to dangerous chemicals, like formaldehyde, you need to read the labels on your products.


Another ingredient that is commonly used in skin care products and cosmetics is coal tar dye, which is used in petroleum. More ingredients that you should be careful with include: mineral oil, chemical dyes and parabens such as Ethyl and Butyl. And, another scary thing about the ingredients in non-organic skin care products is that some research has linked the ingredients in these products to cancer and infertility. Why is that? Well, some of the chemicals have been found to screw up the body’s hormones because they mimic said hormones.
Organic products are wholesome; some ingredients in organic products are so pure that a human can ingest them and nothing would happen. Your skin is your largest organ, and it can absorb the chemicals in the products you put on top of it. In order to improve your health and your family’s health, purchasing organic skin care products is a must, but before you buy a product, make sure you read the label, and never listen to the false claims on the box.