Organic skincare is a topic often discussed within the realms of self-care and maintenance. But why is that? Firstly, one must understand the difference between organic skincare and synthetic skincare. According to Scientia, a synthetic ingredient is a naturally derived ingredient taken from animals and replicated to the same effect on a molecular level, within a lab.
Although not every synthetic ingredient poses a danger, consumers should emphasise careful consideration and research in the components of a specific product before opting for it. (See Spagoddess's list of 10 artificial cosmetic ingredients to avoid to know more) However, beyond the negatives, this blog entry will focus only on why organic skincare matters to both men and women alike!
The reason we apply skincare is not only to make our skin look radiant (although that is a huge perk!); it's to ensure that it stays healthy. One of the primary benefits of applying organic skincare is that it can reduce potential skin irritation. People with sensitive skin are often susceptible to skin irritation by the chemicals in synthetic ingredients.
According to SimplyNaturale, opting for naturally sourced ingredients such as zinc oxide, tea tree oil, and lavender extract can increase the potency of making your skin feel smooth and refreshed!
Ristic Apothecary is a purveyor of fine, hand-cut small-batch soaps aimed to elevate your shower experience.
The formula to a Ristic Apothecary soap comprises typically four elements which are:
1) A nourishing base of ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil, cocoa butter, shea butter;
2) A luxury oil like argan oil, evening primrose, sweet almond oil, apricot oil, camellia oil;
3) Active ingredients like aloe, papaya extract, pomegranate extract, Morrocan and French clay, charcoal, coffee;
4) Essential oils like rosemary, patchouli, eucalyptus, cedarwood, palmarosa, rosewood, fennel essential oils.
More often than not, the concept of health and beauty are deeply interconnected with one another. Thus, the products that we apply to ourselves are going to have a personal effect on our well-being and the environment. When we use organic and natural ingredients, we essentially use ingredients as nature intended - free from potentially harmful experimental testing, synthetic preservatives, and artificial colours.
To quote Eco-Beauty Organics,
"While modern society has brought many achievements for our lives it has also flooded the world with a wide array of man-made chemicals and other pollutants that not only challenges our environment but increasingly our health as well."
As a social enterprise that empowers farmers by sourcing natural ingredients from them, Sluvi creates natural and organic skincare products that are safe to use for everyone! Sluvi's products are a delightful blend of innovation and compassion with a humane and thriving business approach to skincare production.
What does it mean to be cruelty-free? As consumers, being aware that brands can easily throw around such labels without proper proof or certifications is a start in opting for better skincare alternatives. In addition, consumers must also educate themselves and conduct proper research before purchasing a skincare product to avoid accidentally buying a product that is made viable through inhumane animal testing.
However, we would like to reiterate that most organic brands source their natural ingredients from farms, ensuring their products are free from harsh chemicals and synthetic dyes.
Beauty and wellness brand Monae Beauty was founded by Joanne Chung, a certified pharmacist. Joanne fused her knowledge of wellness into beauty products using organic and natural ingredients; she started her brand when she realised that synthetic skincare products contain many harmful elements that could lead to detrimental health effects. With a slogan that reads "Beauty is Wellness," it is clear that Monae Beauty prides itself on safe-to-use ingredients.
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