There are SO many reasons to buy organic skin care products, but we've narrowed it down to 5 of the best:
To be able to obtain a certified organic status in Australia, skin care products need to be composed of 95% organic ingredients. You won’t need to waste your time working out labels. If it's certified organic, you can be guaranteed it doesn't contain petrochemicals, talc, synthetic fragrances or colours, antimicrobial agents not from organic sources, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, PEGS or potentially harmful preservatives.
2. IT WORKS!
When you buy certified organic skin care products, you're paying for high concentrations of pure, plant-based ingredients that enrich and NOURISH your skin. Pure essential oils, therapeutic grade nut and seed oils, certified organic herbal extracts, essential fatty acids, natural vitamins and plant-based liposomes and antioxidants are some of the ingredients you'll find in certified organic skin care. So, forget the lab-manufactured products — these ingredients are straight from Mother Nature and they are made to work together in a beautiful synergy to give you naturally glowing skin.
For products to gain certified organic status in Australia, they must abide by strict guidelines. Testing on animals in any point of the manufacturing or development of a certified organic skin care product is strictly prohibited. The products need to be visibly labelled to stipulate accurate information to customers. No greenwashing allowed!
Certified organic skin care products are generally produced by smaller companies who truly care about the environment, as opposed to a massive multinational company who may not be specifically eco-conscious. Certified organic skin care establishments normally keep away from additional packaging, use biodegradable packaging and don't use the types of ingredients that can find their way into the water supply and inflict environmental havoc — such as microbeads.
OK so when you go to buy CERTIFIED organic skin care products you'll soon realist they're not cheap. But there's a difference between cheap and affordable. If you look at the prices of some of the big name cosmetics brands, you'll find a product like Buddha Organics is very affordable in comparison. Sure, you can buy cheaper skin care products but consider: you get what you pay for. Once you buy high end products, you're more often than not paying for marketing and advertising. When you buy a cheap skin care product, you're often paying for water and a bunch of lab-produced ingredients of uncertain quality.
So — if you haven't already joined the organic revolution, like millions of healthy eco-warriors around the world, what are you waiting for?