At this day and age, with so many information available online, people are being more cautious to apply just anything on the skin, especially on their babies. To tackle this problem, many companies are jumping on the natural/organic skincare bandwagon producing products that are free of nasties and questionable ingredients. But there are also a group of people who are still skeptical on the effectiveness of natural/organic products and think of it as a marketing ploy. In this post, let’s debunk the top five common myths on natural/organic skincare.
Myth #1 Homemade organic face mask and lotions works the same way as organic products
You may have tried this, haven’t you? You whipped up some Greek yoghurt and honey in a bowl and apply it on your face as a mask thinking it gives the same benefits as the organic face mask available in the market. What you don’t know is that the homemade face mask is lacking some active ingredients found in organic/natural skincare. These particular ingredients are usually extracted from inedible parts of organic plants, or they contain certain oils which give amazing skin benefits that are not easily accessible. Organic skincare are indeed more advanced than you realize!
Myth #2 All-natural skincare is created the same
There is a fine distinction between “natural” and “organic” skincare. While many products are labelled as all-natural, that do not mean the ingredients used are organic, in fact they may contain pesticides. To be classified as organic products, ingredient suppliers have to undergo a meticulous process where they are observed for years to ensure their farming methods are free of pesticides, harsh chemicals, and herbicides. In addition, organic skincare manufactures must follow strict procedures in order to ensure there is no cross-contamination of organic and non-organic materials. And all these practices take time!
Myth #3 All products need preservatives to last for a while
Water-based products do need a preservative to prevent bacteria from forming, and oil-based products do not. But it does not mean water-based products need nasty preservatives such as parabens. Some water-based products use a preservative called Phenoxyethanol, which has been tested clinically, and shows no issues to your health or skin when used at low concentration levels. Also, highly organic products often require premium packaging that comes with airless pumps. This is to prevent the highly organic plant material from oxidizing thus spoiling. Keep this is mind when you are purchasing organic products!
Myth #4 Natural/Organic skincare is ineffective
Many people are afraid to try something new, so they stick to a product they are familiar with and have used for years. While drugstore products may give you positive outcomes, they do not give you long-term benefits. These drugstore products have been diluted and watered down and contain loads of chemical preservatives to extend its lifespan.
Natural/organic skincare, on the other hand, are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins at high concentration that refines the skin leaving it all glowing. Natural/organic skincare gives positive long-lasting effects not only to the skin but planet too!
Myth #5 Eating healthily is enough
There is no denying eating a well-balanced, healthy diet is one of the keys to having a healthy, clear skin. But a healthy diet alone is inadequate for great skin. Sure beauty comes from within and everything you consume has an impact on the skin, however food cannot cleanse away dirt and impurities the way a good face wash can, or provide a protective barrier the way a good serum or moisturizer can. For healthy, beautiful skin, be sure to eat healthily, exercise regularly, drink enough water, and use natural/organic skincare.