Organic Face Cream
Applying organic face cream nightly is a good addition to your beauty regimen. With the right kind of face cream, you can get rid of blemishes, even out your skin tone, hydrate and firm up your skin. There are so many varieties of face creams in the market with different purposes. Face creams can lighten skin, moisturize, plump it up with collagen, give you a fake tan or smoothen it.
There are mainly 2 kinds of face creams. One is the organic face cream and the other is inorganic. An organic face cream is made of natural ingredients from herbs, spices, minerals and plants. Inorganic types are usually chemical based solutions containing lots of synthetic ingredients. The chemicals and preservatives in conventional face creams can actually be harmful if used over several years. And the side effects of some inorganic face creams can only be seen several years later.
Unlike food and medicines, cosmetics are not regulated by the FDA. So manufacturers can pretty much put anything they want into a bottle of face cream. Most face creams are sold freely unless there is any news or proof that the cream contains something that can cause illness or severe health problems. Like I mentioned earlier, some negative effects of cosmetics can only be discovered years later. By then, it is almost impossible to prove that the main source of the health problem came from a bottle of lotion or face cream.
By choosing organic face cream over traditional creams, you lessen the odds of absorbing potentially harmful toxins into your system. Don’t confuse the production of organic food with organic face cream. When you talk about organic food, these are food products that are grown without pesticides or growth hormones. Organic cosmetics refer to make-up, lotions, soap, shampoo, sunscreen or creams that contain at least 95% natural ingredients.
Sometimes, cosmetics need certain synthetic materials necessary for it to work. Like in the case of sunscreens, the chemicals that block the sun’s harmful rays are sometimes man-made because natural herbs or ingredients are not able to do it properly. But the FDA allows only a small amount of synthetic ingredients in each bottle of organic cosmetics, only 5%. These rules apply to companies that want their products to be FDA certified organic. The same seal is carried by 100% organic cosmetics.
Some organic cosmetics have labels that tell you if the product you are buying is made of 100% or 95% organic ingredients. Other brands though don’t indicate that info on the bottle. Some products may claim to be organic but only contain 70% natural ingredients. You might be able to discover more information on their website or by calling customer service.
I would steer clear of companies that keep you in the dark about the organic content in their so-called organic face cream. There are some reputable organic face cream brands and cosmetic companies that you might want to consider such as Burt’s Bees, Yves Rocher, Land of Milk and Honey, Beeswork, Origins Organics and Earthbound Organics. You can find these at health stores in your neighbourhood or online.