Why You Need to Switch to Organic Skincare

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The environmental crisis has brought about numerous changes in our behavior, including our beauty choices and purchase decisions. Due to greater respect for Mother Nature and our love for animals, more people are rushing to invest in products that embody those same values. Cruelty-free, organic skincare items cherish you as well as nature. Our store shelves are still packed with other products, too. It’s easy to be tempted to buy something less pricey or packed in a more alluring box.

*This post is written by guest writer Claire who writes often for my blog and also for quite some time now. It’s not sponsored, they are just very informative good written posts with beautiful photos!

 

In addition to the increasing respect of our natural world, perhaps the “whys” behind organic skincare will inspire you. It is the right time to steer clear of the traditional, conventional options. Let’s dive right in. Hopefully, by the end of this post, you’ll be ready to revamp your beauty shelf. It should be filled with mindful, wholesome beauty products with nature and health in mind.

Simple, healing ingredients

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Organic skincare products are simple proof that less can be more. Instead of lengthy ingredient lists, you’ll find that organic skincare often relies on very few, but carefully-selected goodies. That ingredients promise to protect and nourish your pores properly.

Going organic also means that you’ll benefit from more nutrient-dense ingredients. The fact that there are few of them means that your skin will genuinely absorb their most essential elements. These basic and necessary elements are antioxidants, vitamins, or minerals. 

Reducing inflammation and irritation

Everyone has struggled with some sort of skin issue at one time or another. It could be a simple zit attack or ongoing scalp irritation. We’d often reach for the most expensive product that promises fast results. Only to discover that our problem is getting even worse. Skin irritation and inflammation are common in the modern-day world. The reason behind it is that we’re constantly exposed to some level of pollution and stress for our pores. One of the most common issues is dandruff, which is much more than an issue of aesthetics. 

When you start using an organic dandruff shampoo for soothing your scalp, you reap all the rewards of the natural ingredients found in these products. Often based on calming, cleansing ingredients such as sandalwood, myrrh, and the like, these shampoos are mild enough to care for your scalp, but effective enough to banish your skin issues, with no harmful chemicals used.

Support cruelty-free Organic skincare

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All this is very important to people who have chosen the vegan lifestyle. It’s so much more than merely eating mindfully and making sure that no harm is caused to the animal world. In the same spirit, being vegan means embracing the approach holistically. Your beauty routine included. Organic manufacturers tend to use cruelty-free ingredients. Since they support the local eco-system they make sure that cultivating their selected plants safeguards biodiversity. 

Even more so, modern-day brands tend to selectively work with suppliers that sell exclusively cruelty-free products, especially those not tested on animals. Organic ingredients are already chosen with human safety in mind, so animal testing is redundant, and more beauty brands are doing their best to move towards a greener, kinder future of skincare. 

Gentle on the skin and the environment- organic skincare

The organic methods for cultivating plants and farming in general are meant not to disrupt the eco-system in which specific plants grow. Organic farmers don’t use chemical pesticides and artificial soil fertilizers, so the ingredients you receive in your products are not laden with those same chemicals, while the soil remains toxin-free, too.

As a result, you get a product based on natural, sustainable goodies that tend to be more nutrient-dense than their conventionally-cultivated counterparts. These potent substances can have a stronger impact on your skin. This is important whether you’re trying to eliminate acne, even out your skin tone, or reduce blemishes. 

Free of harmful ingredients

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Have you ever looked at the ingredients list for a random bottle of conditioner or hand cream? What may seem like a confusing list of complex terms is often a list of chemicals and harmful ingredients. There are also unnecessary artificial fragrances, and substances meant to prolong the shelf-life of the product. These, however, can cause harm to your pores, simply because they don’t serve a nourishing purpose. They are meant to improve the texture or the fragrance and longevity of the item.

Organic skincare, on the other hand, often consists of fewer ingredients that are immensely powerful to resolve your beauty problems, without resorting to chemicals and other harmful elements. For example, an organic facial moisturizer can be based on skin-rejuvenating ingredients such as shea butter and jojoba oil. What more does your skin really need?

 

Just like with conventional skincare, you might need some time to find the perfect products for your own beauty routine. Take your time to do some research, and find items that reflect your values and provide holistic, long-lasting care for your skin. The long-term impact of these choices will help you fully appreciate and understand just how important these little decisions can be, both for our health and the wellbeing of Mother Nature.

Thanks Claire, this was a very informative post! More written posts by Claire can be found here and here.

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14 Comments

  1. 22nd June 2020 / 18:22

    Very interesting, I don’t use any organic skin care right now. I should start looking for alternatives!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      22nd June 2020 / 18:22

      You can always try one product and see how it works for you!

  2. jodie filogomo
    22nd June 2020 / 18:22

    I’ve been trying hard to switch little by little for everything.
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • nancy
      23rd June 2020 / 18:22

      Good job! We can’t change it all at once, no need for that either as we already purchased the items.

  3. 22nd June 2020 / 18:22

    The fact that these products are cruelty-free is a good cause to change. I don’t have any organic products although I buy a lot of organic food. I do love shea butter and at times I use pure olive oil for my hair and body!

    https://www.aproposh.com

    • nancy
      23rd June 2020 / 18:22

      I only eat organic food and try to use more and more organic beauty products. It seems like the right thing to do doesn’t it!

  4. 22nd June 2020 / 18:22

    I always look out for products which are cruelty-free and try to switch my regular products for organic ones when they’re finished. xxx

    • nancy
      23rd June 2020 / 18:22

      Yes me too, although I almost only use cruelty free. Thanks Ann!

  5. 23rd June 2020 / 18:22

    I always look for clean beauty and skincare products! I’ve been switching over the past few years!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      24th June 2020 / 18:22

      Good of you Jill!

  6. 24th June 2020 / 18:22

    Good useful info, thank you. I might start making a move across.
    Michelle xx

    • nancy
      25th June 2020 / 18:22

      It is so much better, you will notice!

  7. 24th June 2020 / 18:22

    Thank you for sharing. It is sooo essentiell sharing information about other option. Especially taking animal protection into account. xo

    • nancy
      25th June 2020 / 18:22

      I am all about animal welfare!

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