Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Organic Skincare?

Is organic skincare really organic?

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the term organic skincare. It’s a pretty common term these days.

The whole notion of “certified organic” when it comes to skincare definitely has its flaws.

FACT 1: Organic certification does not in any way prevent the adjustment, processing or adulteration of oils.

We’ve discussed previously the processing of oils and how the method of processing is more important to their integrity than almost anything else.

FACT 2: Organic certification does not guarantee authenticity.

Another factor is the process of certification itself. There are many third party companies who certify other people’s products as “organic” and within the industry they compete for the business of product manufacturers. Once a manufacturer has obtained the certificate, there is nothing stopping them linking that certificate to non-organic oils. This is extremely difficult for any reputable certification authority to police and eradicate.

FACT 3: Organic certification does not guarantee 100% organic ingredients.

“Certified organic” skincare does not need to be (and most often isn’t) 100% natural or organic.

Skincare companies can do one of two things:

Firstly, they can advertise “made with organic ingredients” which means that the product can contain just two ingredients that are organic and the remainder of the jar may be filled with petro-chemicals and preservatives. These are rarely the ratios, but the principle stands.

Secondly, a skincare company can have the entire product “certified organic” and almost all certifiers still allow about 5% non-organic ingredients such as preservatives etc.

FACT 4: Organic certification does not determine quality.

The question of quality is entirely different to the question of organic. Not all organic ingredients are of a high quality and some are extremely poor.

A skincare company may include sunflower oil or safflower oil in their moisturisers and the product may be organic. These oils readily oxidize and, organic or not, are no good to rub into your skin.

Many “certified organic” skincare ranges contain the preservative most often labeled “grapefruit seed extract.” Sounds pretty harmless, doesn’t it? It’s not!

The industrial chemical processing of grapefruit seed extract involves changing the natural phenolic compounds into synthetic quaternary ammonium compounds. Grapefruit seed extract is a synthetic chemical compound, cannot be called “organic,” and is not permitted in organic food products.

However, of course, it is allowed in the majority of “certified organic” skincare products.

FACT 5: There is no base standard between certifiers of what “organic certification” actually means.

You might consider, is there at least agreement between the many different certification bodies on a base line “organic” standard? There is not.

The word “organic” has become a powerful marketing tool and unfortunately often has little basis in reality.

Living Skincare is 100% natural and containing absolutely no preservatives or petro-chemicals what-so-ever. But even more so than that, Living Skincare is produced using the highest quality ingredients and the processing methods used in the creation of this skincare are literally second to none.

In short, it is designed with the health of your skin in mind. See for yourself.

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