There are many wonderful, holistic reasons for choosing best organic skin care products. The reasons range from wanting to reduce the number of chemicals on your skin, for your health, skin sensitivity or just based on personal principals.
The problem facing most consumers wanting to purchase certified organic skin care products, rather than those making “organic” claims, is that a standard for the certification and labelling of natural care products is not available.
Certified Organic Skin Care Products Australia
Currently in Australia, the only organic certification available for skin care products is a general food standard. This requires 95% of all ingredients, other than the water component, to be organically certified. Water generally makes up to 70% of total ingredients in many skin care creams.
Therefore 95% of the remaining 30% of ingredients need to be organically certified.
Only a few Australian products have been certified to these very strict and sometimes, impractical rules for food standards. It has been argued by some manufacturers, that to achieve the 95% certified rating is counter productive to producing an effective skin product.
Currently unrecognised are many skin care products with over 50% organic ingredients which cannot be certified, even though they have been manufactured by passionate organic supporters to the highest organic and natural principles.
Essentially, to make a cream for skin, there are two main components (oil and water) which need to be blended. A synthetic emulsifier is used to blend the oil and water components. Emulsifiers can make up to 20% of an ingredient mix other than water. Hence the catch 22, to make a cream which really penetrates and moisturises the deep layers of the skin with beautiful organic vegetable and essential oils, you need a synthetic emulsifier.
Organic Skin Care Products: So what can you do?
Organic skin care products produced and sold with integrity by the passionate manufacturers aim to be free from chemicals such as parabens, formaldehyde, petrochemicals etc. and made from as many natural and certified organic ingredients as possible. It is always best to choose beauty products organic.
Investigate – Read the philosophy behind the products you buy, choosing ethical and passionate companies that stick to their principles.
Look for products which don’t include parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates, fragrances and clearly list the organic ingredients such as essential oils, vegetable oils.
Australian (and most overseas) manufacturers are not compelled to disclose the percentage of organic ingredients in their products. The word organic is not protected by any law about its use in terms of marketing claims. Often these other so called organic products, contain a very low percentage of organic ingredients and have many chemical additives, which are not good for you or your skin.
Be aware – For consumers it is a matter of instinct, trust and trying different creams to know what is best for you. Choose Beauty Products Organic.
You can also read related articles on natural skin care products and acne treatment products by Chrissy Birdsall at her blog by clicking here.