To the average person, anything organic, whether it is food, therapy, or even
skincare, is probably “a great idea,” although they may not use a natural product.
The reason that it remains “a great idea” is because the whole world is not “sold”
on the efficacy of organic products. Not to mention, without a shadow of a doubt
that the chemical, non-organic alternative is an immediate solution or “cure” to a
skin problem. And not surprisingly, these chemical alternatives on occasion,
having rendered no cure, do have dire consequences as opposed to organic
products, which even if there is no cure, there certainly are no side effects.
The chemical skincare option looms large in propensity because it has been used
for many years, found to work as a solution some of the time, and is easily
accessible, whether by prescription or over the counter. However, when one
takes stock of the damage to the skin as well as the environment, it is far too high
a price to pay; damaging the skin and environment irreparably so is not a fair
To the skin, the damage could be adverse reactions like allergies and eruptions, in
some situations, not even reversible. To the environment, these chemical
alternatives do use plant extracts, like proteins, enzymes, fats, etc. that are not
organically farmed, which means they are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
from which the plants are grown in a laboratory in the first place. After that, these
GMOs are cultivated with an abundant supply of chemical fertilizers, pesticides,
and insecticides. So all of the extracts from them used in skincare products are all
the result of GMOs, which are designed to do things (chemically) that nature does
not. Furthermore, due to the use of pesticides, insecticide, and chemical
fertilizers, a multitude of wildlife species like butterflies, birds, insects, and bees
are threatened with extinction. These wildlife creatures, referred to as pollinators,
are a critical part of the words production of food, natural food.
Then there is value for money that everyone is concerned about. Here is one very
simple fact about all non-organic chemical skincare products; the “active
ingredient” contained in the medication or application is just five percent, “active
ingredient” the remainder is just nothing, of no benefit at all. On the other hand,
with an excellent organic product, the “active ingredient” contained in the
application is ninety-five percent “active ingredient.” What does this mean? Well, in a hundred-gram jar of chemical skincare designed to heal acne, only five
percent (5gm) of its total contents is going to treat acne; the remainder is
complete rubbish. On the other hand, with organic skincare treatment for acne of
the same one hundred grams of medication, ninety-five percent of its contents is
“active ingredient,” specifically aimed at the treatment, cure and healing of acne.
Given these few facts, and this is only scratching the surface, the odds are in favor
of organic skincare any day, as opposed to non-organic skincare.
We have more information on organic skin care products at this page, and some articles below that may provide further insight.
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— Why do I need an Organic Cleansing Balm?
— Best Organic Oils for Face