The Benefits Of Organic Cosmetics

We use cosmetics almost from the moment we wake up. Think of the number of cosmetics you use—face wash, mascara, shampoo, cleanser, toner, moisturizer, lipstick, perfume, and many more. You use them on a daily basis and often leave them on your skin for hours. More and more people are now realizing that much of what they apply on your skin contains harmful chemicals. Recent studies also show that many traditional cosmetics contain carcinogenic, hormonal-disrupting, and neurotoxic ingredients.

The Need for Organic Products

Our skin can absorb up to 60% of the cosmetic products we apply on our skin. As a result, the extensive use of traditional cosmetics leads to a chemical buildup in our body. This can eventually cause numerous health problems. To avoid this, we need to move toward a safer source for our cosmetic needs—such as organic cosmetics.

 What Are Organic All Natural Cosmetics?

For a cosmetic to be a genuine organic product, at least 95% of its ingredients must be organic. In addition these ingredients must be extracted using natural methods and subjected to minimum processing.
Organic cosmetics avoid the use of synthetic chemicals, artificial preservatives, irradiation, genetically modified organisms, and animal testing. Most of their ingredients are produced through organic agriculture.

 Benefits of These Options

1. They reduce your daily burden of chemicals: Conventional beauty products, irrespective of their price, typically contain numerous toxic substances. Daily use of these products leads to a buildup of chemicals in your body. This chemical buildup can lead to varying health problems, as indicated by the following researches.

• According the research conducted by Dr. Peter Dingle, regular use of sunscreen lotions containing oxybenzone and benzophenones can lead increased itching, burning, allergies, and photo-contact dermatitis.
• Off late there have also been studies that link deodorants with breast cancer. These studies indicate that deodorants contain aluminum and parabens that tend to accumulate in the breast and eventually lead to breast cancer.

This is just the tip of the iceberg; cosmetic products have many harmful chemicals. By using organic healthier cosmetics you can be assured that you are not exposed to toxic and carcinogenic chemicals.

 2. They are safer: Since organic products are made of natural, organically grown ingredients they are unlikely to cause any negative side-effects. You will be able avoid the following drawbacks associated with conventional cosmetics.

• Excessive dryness and flaking of skin
• Aggravation of breathing problems, sinusitis, and asthma
• Allergic reactions such as rashes
• Damage the skin, hair, and eyes due to overexposure to harsh chemicals
• Increased risk of cancer, liver problems, and immune system damages

 3. They are more effective: Organic food has a much higher level of nutrients including essential vitamins, minerals, and secondary metabolites such as phytonutrients, flavonoids, and polyphenols. A group of scientists at Newcastle University have found that organic fruits and vegetables have 12% more nutrients than conventional produce. Thus, organic natural cosmetics are often more effective because they are derived from nutrient-rich sources.

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