Like many other beauty products in the skincare industry, organic skincare has only one purpose: to give skin the best moisture and purification possible without harmful chemicals. Organic skincare is not even just geared towards women, either, since many natural skin care product companies are coming out with lines for men. So, what can organic body lotions and body scrubs offer to those of us who care about natural ingredients and about the environment?
The first advantage of using organic products is that organic ingredients are rich in antioxidants. This means that, if an organic body lotion, for example, has acai berry as one of its main ingredients, then the acai extract will contain the nutrients from the actual berry and carry it on over to the actual product. Thus, when applying the body lotion to the skin, the body’s largest organ, it will absorb the benefits of the acai berry without carrying the harmful effects of chemicals. It’s as if you actually took the berry itself and massaged it into a blend for your body. Essentially, your skin is benefiting from the Vitamins A, B1, D, and E through the acai berry extract, and it’s all through your organic body lotion!
Another advantage of organic skincare is that the products are always paraben-free. What this means is that, for example, in an organic body scrub, there are no chemical preservatives in the actual scrub to harm your skin. The additional benefit of paraben-free skin care is that you will not be exposed to the hormone-altering chemicals found in paraben. Research has linked paraben to be a carcinogenic ingredient, so choosing organic skin care products that claim to be paraben-free will be a beneficial investment to a daily skin care routine.
Of all the beauty products out there, the most unsafe skin care lines test their products on animals. And if a certain skin care product claims to be organic, it should have the attitude of being earth-friendly, and animal-friendly. Not only should they be free of animal testing, but they should also be free of the actual animal ingredients in the actual skin care product. So, as your body feels better after applying organic body oils and body scrubs, you should also keep in mind whether the product has been tested on animals. Most organic products are not animal-tested, so they are animal cruelty-free.
For healthy skin, you would only use the best. As you choose your next skin care regimen, consider organic products as they will provide you with natural benefits and will not contain harmful chemicals.
Jessica Hunt is the Product Manager at Mi Voga Organics, the maker of organic Acai skincare products: organic body wash, organic body oil, organic body scrub, and organic body lotion.