As many people turn to organic alternatives for their food and household cleaning items, they are discovering that there are more things that they can do to enhance healthy living. It's no wonder that organic skin care products and organic make-up are increasing in popularity as well.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) establishes the regulations and standards in the United States regarding the manufacture of drugs & food.³ The problem is that they do not pay as much attention to skin care and make-up as they should, thereby allowing some very harmful chemicals to be used in creating almost every product that is mass marketed.
Some of the harmful ingredients that are used frequently in manufacturing the most common non-organic skin care and make-up items include:
Most of these compounds are absorbed easily by the skin, yet the body has no way of ridding itself of them. The toxins remain in your intestine and eventually get spread through the body and can damage organs throughout your body.
Read Product Labels & Learn About What You're Getting
We are all concerned about our health and well being, which means that it is important that we are proactive in choosing products that are good for us. Choosing organic skin care products and organic make-up does not have to be a tedious process.
Once you have become reasonably familiar with the "bad" ingredients that are so commonly used in skin care products, you will learn to recognize the difference between synthetic & natural products. Becoming a more informed consumer will allow you to make smart choices while shopping for your organic skin care products.
It may get a little frustrating when you're initially trying to decipher labels because there are so many ingredients listed. One thing you can use that will help you to decipher product labels is to break each label into thirds. Focus on these ingredients first, because they usually make up the majority of the product.
The rule is that the ingredients should be listed in descending order according to the amount that they make up the formula. For example, if you have a product that is 88% aloe and 90% water, the water would be listed first, the numbers show there's more water than aloe. Alphabetic listing does not override this.
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What to Look for on Organic Skin Care & Make-up Products Labels
Some of the ingredients that you will find present in many type of skin care products, including organic skin care products & organic make-up:
What you need to know about these essential ingredients for all organic skin care products and organic make-up is that there are both synthetic and natural versions of each. Synthetic emollients, humectants, emulsifiers, surfactants, and preservatives are all harmful for our bodies. At one time, such a task might have proven to be an enormous undertaking, but with the wealth of information that is available to us on the Internet, researching almost any product is a task that is relatively simple, and well worth the effort.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you find something helpful here. ~ Karen
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