It is quite hard to resist buying a trending organic skin care product that everyone is talking about. In the recent past, organic skin care products have taken the beauty market by force. Currently, there are many highly effective and innovative chic brands. With the many options available, making a choice can be quite intimidating especially for someone transitioning to a new regime.
Some products have organic labels, but the ingredients do not reflect anything organic. Due to the lack of agreement on what constitutes organic or natural formulation in Australia, consumers are considering many factors before purchasing trending organic skin care products. Some of the major consideration include ingredients, responsible packing, and how the product links to a healthy lifestyle. What we put on our skin soaks into our bloodstream, so why put harmful toxins onto your skin?
This piece is meant to help you as you select a trending organic skin care label. Before buying a product from a natural skincare brand, consider the following factors.
Your Skin Type
To achieve your beauty goals, it is essential to know your skin type and the regimens that are likely to work for you. When it comes to buying beauty products, knowing your skin type is important. Products are often formulated with different ingredients to suit certain skin types and you want to make sure that you are feeding your skin the best. Using products that are not suited to your skin type may hinder the results you could achieve. Your skin type will narrow down your options for beauty products.
Read the Product Label
Labels can often be deceiving, stating that the product is clean and doesn’t contain harmful toxins by using the term organic or natural. Be educated, check the certification labels and ingredients list. Ingredient labels in cosmetics are like our food labels; they are listed from most to least regarding quantity.
Inspect the Ingredients List
It would be very frustrating to deal with irritation or acne because you didn’t read the ingredients on the pack. Invest your resources in a brand that uses safe, effective and mild ingredients. Read the label and find if you are allergic to any of the elements in the product. When purchasing new products, it’s always best to apply a patch test on your wrist before applying products all over our face or body to ensure your skin is compatible with the products.
Avoid these synthetics on the products:
- Synthetic fragrances
- Mineral oil
- Parabens including ethyl, propyl, butyl and methyl
- Triethanolamine (TEA)
- Diethanolamine (DEA)
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Formaldehyde or any derivatives
Synthetic fragrances often cause irritation and reactions in our skin. Beauty brands may use synthetic fragrances in products to hide the smell of the unnatural ingredients found within that product. Instead, go for products that use essential oils for their scent.
Environment-Friendly and Cruelty-Free
When we plan to go natural for our skin because of all the good available in nature, we also need to think about giving it back as well. Look for the ‘cruelty-free’ brands only. These products should not be testing on animals. The ideal products will always encourage sustainable environmental initiatives such as recyclable and certified packaging.
Look for certifications and logos on the product. Some of the important labels to look for include certified organic, certified natural, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.
Organic skin care blogs can guide you on safe and effective products. You can also research the best sellers; they must have worked hard to earn their title.
Take some time and read through the label to know if the product is safe for use. Research the product and read reviews as well as product guides.
Before purchasing a trending organic skin care, look into what other buyers are saying. Get the company’s reviews and gauge if the consumers love the brand. Look at the company’s ethics, philosophy and philanthropic activities. Does the company strive to satisfy the needs of the consumers?
Invest your time and be educated about the products you’re purchasing. A well-researched choice will be the one which holistically detoxifies your skin for good. The products which work upon inner and natural beauty will provide the best results. Thus, choose a product that is bound to provide long-term well-being and inner beautification. Remember that what you put on your skin soaks into your bloodstream.
Illustration: Lexi Keelan