Prevent Sagging Skin - 4 Ideas On How To Firm Up Your Skin
Most of the ones found here in the U.S. display the USDA Organic seal or sticker, others show other ...
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Prevent Sagging Skin - 4 Ideas On How To Firm Up Your
Most of the ones found here in the U.S. display the USDA Organic seal or sticker, others show other
organic certifiers such as QAI (Quality Assurance International) or CCOF (California Certified
Organic Farmers) and many more. The questions arises, what about organic skin care products? Just
how "organic" are the skin care products claiming to be organic, are the terms "natural" and
"organic" the same, and, does it even matter?
Well if you're from the school of thought of "you are what you eat", then yes, it absolutely does
matter. This might be an eye opener for you if you're not so sure. First a little Skin Trivia - Studies
have proven, time and time again, that nothing you apply on your skin stays on the surface unless
you immediately rinse it off. Your skin, being your bodies largest organ, has over 1 billion pores. It is
your body's first line of defense against anything entering your body. Ironically, it is also a giant
sponge, absorbing anything you put on it. It usually takes 10-15 minutes for a product to be
completely absorbed into your skin, by this time, it is inside your body, "subcutaneously", which
means underneath your skin. By this time, you can not rinse it off.
In essence, you are FEEDING your skin whatever that product is. If you are eating organic foods but
using synthetic and toxic skin care products, it sort of defeats the purpose of what your trying to do.
A lot of people see this dilemma, and now more and more companies are coming out with products
termed as "All Natural", "Organic" and "Cruelty Free" to meet consumers healthier demands. This
seems great, but has only made things harder because shopping can be pretty difficult if you don't
know what to look for. The only thing you know is that you want only natural, organic products on
your skin; but how can you really tell what's truly organic?
What to look for at the store:
The bottom line is that you need to read the ingredients list and make sure that it contains NO
synthetic chemicals. Yes, you must take time to read the label! But no worries, pretty soon these
chemicals will begin to be sound more and more familiar (as they are on nearly everything at the
grocery store Personal Care aisle, for example). Soon you'll be reading labels in less than 5 seconds
like a pro!
There are many more, but we'll start with the deadly dozen so you don't get too overwhelmed. What
these chemicals actually are and do to your skin is another topic (not a pleasant one either), but let's
just say they are no different than what's in your anti-freeze or in your laundry detergent. No
reputable organic, holistic or natural company will use ANY of these because there are always
natural alternatives to the chemical ones. Furthermore, you can not make a truly organic product
with synthetic chemicals. So, even if the name or packaging lures you with words like "all natural",
"healthy", "holistic", "cruelty free" and even the very word "organic", turn that package right around
and let that ingredient label speak for itself!
Another hint - the first 3 are what mainly comprises the product, making the last ingredients what's
least in there. Sadly, some cosmetic companies put products out there with names like "Aloe Lotion",
when Aloe is the very last ingredient on that list (and usually it's some petty form like"aloe extract",
the sneaks!) Is it truly "Aloe lotion" or more like "Water + Mineral Oil Lotion"?
Go to your bathroom right now and check it out, there's a whole world of labels to be discovered
right in your own home. It's an eye opening experience. Have a trash bag ready; so what do those
organic seals mean? Well, if you've found a skin care product with an organic certifying seal, let's
just say it's probably good (or at least a step ahead of most). Most natural skin care products have
never, until recently, had organic seals certifying them like food items. Again, with the raging
consumer demand for more organic products, organic certifier seals have been showing up on a lot
of skin care products. It takes time, money and effort to get organically certified. Chances are, if a
company went that extra mile to get that seal of approval, their stuff and the ethics behind their stuff
is probably really good (or at least well intentioned).
Organic cosmetic certifiers:
There are Seals, and then there are "Seals"... The following is a list of organic certifying seals you
will commonly find on most cosmetics out there. This list is in a particular order.
Differences between "Natural" and "Organic":.
Same thing, grown differently. Some products will not have any of the synthetic chemicals listed
above and therefore be termed as "all natural", "toxin/chemical free" or say things like, "No SLS,
Glycols, or Parabens". Please note, "NATURAL" DOES NOT MEAN "ORGANIC"! For example, a
conventionally grown tomato is "natural", but it was grown using pesticides and sewage sludge; so
it's not "organic". See the difference? Organically grown fruits and vegetables have significantly
lower levels of nitrates, and higher levels of antioxidants and vitamins particular to that fruit or
The same theory applies for skin care products. A Papaya-Coconut Lotion can have 100 % natural
ingredients with no synthetics, but if the papaya, coconut and the rest of the stuff in there is not
organic, then it was grown using pesticides and therefore can only be termed "all natural" but not
organic. This All Natural Papaya-Coconut Lotion would be an inferior product compared to a
Certified Organic Papaya Lotion.
No seal no deal?
The organic just click the following internet page certifying seal guarantees that some if not all the
ingredients are organic. It's the difference between buying conventional and organic tomatoes,
going back to the example above. The "greener" of a world we become, the more the idea of organic
skin care products that actually work for us and the earth will become a reality.