Switching to Organic Skincare? 3 Key Tips for the Novice Organic Shopper
- Don’t be fooled by packaging
You know the saying don’t judge a book by its cover? Don’t judge products by their packaging. No matter how pretty or ‘natural’ the bottle looks, flip that puppy over and read the ingredients on the back! It’s not about the bottle, although having environmentally-conscious packaging is always a plus. You’re not putting the bottle on your face or skin, it’s what’s inside that counts.
- Know the difference between ‘natural,’ ‘made with organic ingredients,’ and ‘certified organic’
There is a huge difference between something that is ‘inspired by nature,’ yet contains a dozen ingredients you can’t pronounce, and a product whose ingredients actually occur in nature, not a lab. Don’t be fooled by natural-sounding names or jargon, or even products that claim to be organic, but are not certified organic. Many products contain a mix of organic and non-organic ingredients, which is not to say that the other ingredients are necessarily harmful, but they aren’t organic. To be able to trust something as completely organic, it must have the USDA certified organic seal on the package.
- Less is more
It is a huge misconception that ‘organic’ means less effective. Certified organic skincare products do not contain any fillers or preservatives, so they pack quite a punch! For instance, all of our products are made without water, so they simply consist of pure ingredients, and nothing else. Because of this potency, you’ll find that a tiny amount of a product, such as our Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer, will go a long way. You’ll be buying less often, and seeing better (and healthier) results.