Last Updated on October 12, 2022 by Hamna Nouman
Do you realize that up to 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed? The terms natural cosmetics and organic skin care are commonly used by persons who are knowledgeable and conscientious about their skincare routine. Do you want to know what the differences are and what is best for you?
Know Your Products – The Truth About Skin Care
People all over the world are attempting to live better and improve their quality of life, and this is more than a trend; it is a movement! Our skin’s health is regarded as a vital factor that influences not only our bodily and biological well-being but also our psychological and mental well-being, which affects our confidence and efficacy. What it does suggest, though, is that you should learn more about your skincare, especially if you’re on the lookout for organic anti-aging skincare.
Using ‘natural’ labeled products alone won’t guarantee exceptional results, and it’s never a good idea to take chances with your skincare routine. Rather, seek components that provide your skin with the chemicals it needs.
What does it mean to be entirely natural or natural?
While the phrase “organic” is fairly regulated in the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Australia, the terms “all-natural” and “natural” are not. Natural does not imply organic unless there is a statement to that effect on the label. You’d think there’d be some kind of regulation, but according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, this is one of the least regulated businesses around. This is especially relevant given that the beauty and cosmetics market in the United States alone reached $49.50 billion in 2019.
The lack of control makes it difficult to distinguish between what is and is not natural. “Natural” or “all-natural” is not always synonymous with “excellent.” Natural toxic mushrooms are not something you want on your skin or in your diet!
The majority of us ignore ingredient lists in favor of marketing claims and slogans. According to certain certification authorities, the term “natural” broadly refers to:
- No genetically modified (GMO) ingredients – Ingredients derived from plants, flowers, and minerals found in nature
- No parabens, sulfates, or other potentially dangerous ingredients
- Petrochemical components are limited or absent.
- Never tested on animals
- The manufacturing procedure preserves the natural ingredients’ integrity.
What’s the difference between natural and synthetic?
According to a recent poll, women aged 35 to 54 are increasingly inclined to go green, with 69 percent preferring natural skincare products. Six out of ten women now check product labels before making a purchase! The question is whether we are correct in our apprehensions about chemicals in skincare. Are we just buying natural labels on a whim, or is there a scientific reason for it? First and foremost, let me state unequivocally that everything is chemical, and there is no such thing as chemical-free! Chemicals are present in everything, including water. A better term is “synthetic,” which refers to a component that has been molecularly reproduced in a lab to provide the same effect as a naturally generated ingredient. Nothing in the product was created in a lab, which is what natural means.
Natural products aren’t always beneficial. They might not have been sourced ethically or organically. Mineral oil is natural, but we don’t want it on our skin, and non-natural palm oil has a negative influence on wildlife, so it’s also not a good choice. In a nutshell, it is not sufficient that your natural skin care product is “natural,” but it must also be “organic.”
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