Organic Skin Care

There is no doubt that having a good skincare routine is an important part of your day. Keeping your skin happy and healthy boosts confidence and gives you a great start to your day without worrying about having to cover any blemishes up. When it comes to great skincare, you need to use great products that work and continue to work long after the first application of the day. While there are many products on the market that claim their fame due to these promises, they might not have as much merit as you think. If you want products that are going to work and make a long last impact without being harmful to your skin you want to try products that are organic.

A product is deemed organic by the USDA when it is made up of 95% or more of ingredients that are plant derived. These ingredients have to be made with plants that are grown without pesticides, bioengineered genes, or petroleum-based fertilized. Basically, if it is harmful to the environment the plants and other ingredients cannot be grown are made with it. Organic skin care products are naturally going to work better and be better for you. This is because there are no synthetic ingredients involved that can clog up pores and cause more damage in the long term. Synthetic ingredients are often fast acting and invasive but the damage they can be causing might be unseen until it’s too late. Some of the signs might show in the form of skin irritation, chronic headaches, cancers, breathing disabilities, and even hormone disruption. If you’re thinking of changing up the products you use, below are some brands to get you started.

1. 100% PURE
Natural & Organic, Eco-Friendly, Ethical.
Price Range: $15- $55
This brand is USDA certified organic and made with high-quality ingredients. Their products are dyed with colors extracted from vibrant fruits and vegetables and their fragrances come from all natural essences. Even their packaging is eco-friendly.

2. Aradé Beauty
Natural & Organic, Eco-Friendly, Ethical.
Price Range: $35- $70
These products are enriched with “cold-pressed essential oils that heal skin with good moisture”. Their ingredient sources are held to a high-bar criterion that includes social, ethical, and scientific guidelines.

3. Herbivore Botanicals
Natural & Organic, Eco-Friendly, Ethical
Price Range: $16- $88
The products from this line have no fillers and, instead, utilize globally sourced ingredients. Their packaging is supposed to encourage self-care and healthy indulgence.

4. Indie Lee
Natural & Organic, Eco-Friendly, Ethical
Price Range: $28- $130
After winning a battle with a life-threatening tumor, the founder of this brand learned the tumor was caused by environmental toxins. This inspired her product brand that is geared towards protecting its users and the environment. The brands’ website even has resources that explain the “good” and “bad” ingredients found in most beauty products, organic products included.

5. ACURE
Natural & Organic, Eco-Friendly, Ethical
Price Range: $7- $23
Every product is developed with plant and food-based natural and organic ingredients as well as natural essential oils. Partial amounts of the proceeds from each purchase help to support two organizations that are making positive changes for people and the environment: Unite for Her and Turning Green.

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