Why use organic beauty products?
- Is it time to go organic?
- What are organic beauty products?
- Are organic skincare products actually better for us?
- 5 Reasons to Switch to Organic Beauty Products
- Are organic skincare products actually better for the environment?
- Shop Queenie Organics at Truth About Makeup
Is it time to go organic?
At Truth About Makeup, we believe the key to healthy, radiant skin is using skincare products that are powered entirely by nature.
As more and more people learn about the harmful chemicals that can be found in conventional beauty products, there’s been a growing demand for natural and organic alternatives.
But are organic beauty products actually better for our health and wellbeing, and are we really doing our bit for the planet if we go organic?
Let’s find out!
What are organic beauty products?
To be classed as organic, beauty products must be made from natural ingredients that have been grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilisers. They must also be completely free from artificial fragrances, synthetic ingredients and chemicals like parabens, sulphates and phthalates.
In the UK, determining whether a beauty product is organic can be challenging so it’s best to look for a certification from a reputable organisation. The Soil Association, for example, is a UK-based organisation that certifies organic beauty products. If a product is certified by The Soil Association, you can be sure it meets their strict standards.
That being said, not all organic beauty products are certified and that doesn't necessarily mean they aren’t organic! Smaller brands don’t always have the resources to obtain a certification as they can be pretty expensive. If you're unsure about a product's status, do your research and look for reviews or recommendations from trusted sources.
Are organic skincare products actually better for us?
Skincare products are indispensable to anyone with a skincare routine and, since our skin is our biggest organ, stopping to consider the ingredients they contain is an absolute no-brainer.
While bog-standard beauty products do offer some value, they can also have significant negative effects on our health and wellbeing. So, let’s take a closer look at why switching to organic cosmetics might be better!
5 Reasons to Switch to Organic Beauty Products
Feed your skin with essential nutrients
Organic beauty products are made from plant-based and naturally-derived ingredients, which means they’re rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Since skincare products seep in and penetrate your skin, these essential nutrients can play a massive part in nourishing, rejuvenating and protecting it.
Aloe vera, for example, contains vitamins A, C and E, as well as minerals like zinc and magnesium. Not only does aloe vera help to soothe and hydrate the skin, it’s also been found to reduce inflammation, promote healing and alleviate pain!
Rosehip oil is another great example of a plant-based ingredient that’s commonly found in organic beauty products. It contains vitamins A and C, and some essential fatty acids which can help to improve skin texture. In fact, research has shown that rosehip oil effectively improves the appearance of scars. Check out our Melia Rose SC Face Cream by Queenie Organics to experience the power of rosehip today!
When you use organic beauty products, you’re giving your skin the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, happy and radiant. Yes please!
Say goodbye to harmful chemicals
Conventional beauty products often contain synthetic ingredients and chemicals that are known to cause harm. Parabens, for example, are regularly used as preservatives in cosmetic products despite being linked to hormone disruption, breast cancer and reproductive toxicity.
Other harmful chemicals that are seemingly ever present in beauty products include sulphates, phthalates, lead, talc and artificial fragrances – even though the dangers they pose are well documented.
Synthetic ingredients can even strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, irritated and/or inflamed. So choose organic beauty products to minimise health risks and treat your skin with the care it deserves. And don’t forget to always check the label!
Say hello to youthful skin
Thanks to the nutrients they contain (and the harsh chemicals they don’t!) organic skincare products have been found to reduce signs of ageing.
Organic green tea extract is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to improve skin elasticity and reduce sun damage.
Similarly, avocado oil, apricot oil and baobab oil, for example, are ingredients high in vitamin A that are commonly found in organic cosmetics. Vitamin A is known to boost collagen production and actually reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Check out our Baby Safe and Fragrance Free Hand & Body Cream by Queenie Organics for an effective moisturiser with organic apricot oil.
Choose organic beauty products over the alternative and give your skin the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, nourished and looking youthful!
Stay safe if you’re pregnant
Most organic skincare products are also safe to use while pregnant, especially if you’re concerned about the potential risks associated with conventional cosmetics.
Plant extracts, essential oils and organic botanicals aren’t known to cause harm to pregnant women or their foetuses when absorbed through the skin. But this can’t be said for synthetic ingredients…
In fact, research has shown that pregnant women exposed to multiple phthalates during pregnancy are at a greater risk of preterm birth and maternal paraben exposure can lead to increased birth weight and childhood obesity!
Organic skincare products are formulated to be non-toxic making them a safe choice for pregnant women. However, it's important to always check with your GP before using any new skincare products during your pregnancy. They will be able to provide you with guidance based on your specific needs and circumstances.
Treat acne-prone skin.
Organic skincare products can be great for treating acne-prone skin. Since they’re formulated to be gentle on the skin, they’re less likely to cause irritation or inflammation, and they often contain essential nutrients to keep your skin looking clear and healthy.
In particular, tea tree oil has been shown to reduce acne-causing bacteria on the skin because it’s a natural antiseptic. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce redness and swelling!
Witch hazel has also been found to be particularly helpful for those with oily or acne-prone skin and aloe vera helps to moisturise and hydrate the skin without clogging pores, making it a great lightweight moisturiser if you have acne-prone skin.
Organic beauty products are powered by nature! They’re free from harsh chemicals and preservatives that can irritate the skin and exacerbate acne, favouring natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin. Make the switch and promote a healthier, clearer complexion today!
Are organic skincare products actually better for the environment?
In addition to being better for our skin, organic beauty products are often better for the environment.
Organic farms make use of sustainably and ethically-sourced ingredients and avoid using synthetic chemicals that can harm soil, water and wildlife. Instead, organic farming practices rely on natural methods to promote healthy soil and ecosystems.
Since organic farms don’t rely on synthetic pesticides or fertilisers which can be harmful to the environment and contribute to climate change, we are supporting companies that prioritise sustainable and ethical practices by going organic!
Shop Queenie Organics at Truth About Makeup
We stock organic beauty products at Truth About Makeup. And everything we sell is also ethically-sourced, vegan and 100% cruelty free!
We’re proud to be a part of the ethical movement. Get involved today to have a positive impact on our planet, now and in the future.