Organic beauty products are now available everywhere and are here to stay. Food, clothing and of most recently beauty care products including cosmetics. What was just a small movement has become a multi-billion dollar industry and has moved front and center in our awareness. Synthetics were the rave of the last 50 years and now it is out with the old and in with the “new/old”? Organically grown and produced products are now everywhere and despite the higher prices associated with “pure, traditional and natural” they are increasingly taking market share from industrialized production. Even the beauty industry is now embracing organic as synthetic ingredients and formulations are making room for traditional and natural ingredients. Organic ingredients are increasingly found in our cosmetics, hair and body care products.
Natural and organic beauty products can offer as much benefit as their synthetic cousins. Natural based colors, moisturizers and textures can provide the same brilliance, hydration and finish than any synthetic formulation as well as often providing the added benefit of necessary vitamins, antioxidants and minerals your body craves. You won’t be compromising the efficacies of your beauty treatment, your overall health nor that of the planet.
Men and women are moving towards organic treatments as they are learning more and more about the adverse effects of certain elements such as parabens, PEG’s and others. Reported to be contain carcinogens, many of the traditional ingredients for makeup, bathing products and hair care treatments are now being removed from formulations. To learn more about ingredients a great source is www.ewg.org/skindeep/
Organic products have many benefits not least being they have anti-oxidative properties. Antioxidants help work to fight disease including cancer. Oxidation facilitates the ageing process in skin cells and antioxidants help defend against this process. It is true that some additives in our makeup and beauty care products are necessary to make them effective such as gentle foaming agents and binders that help limit product separation, but these can be limited. Mineral oils should be avoided and replaced with natural and organic olive or Argan oil. Olive oil and Argan oil have whopping amounts of vitamin E that mineral oil does not and helps with the natural moisturizing process in skin care.
Organic beauty products are right for those who are both health conscious and environmentally aware. Facilitating change starts with everyone of us, both singularly and collectively. The use of sustainable, natural products and organic whenever possible is not only good sense it is good for all of us.
Read your labels and make the choice for natural organic products. The organic movement is here and now. Let us embrace it with the cosmetics and beauty products we choose.
Zakia Haman lives in Paris with her two children and husband. She loves traveling, meeting new people and cultures, and yoga. She is passionate about her native Morocco and their traditional approaches to beauty and health. She co-founded Zakia’s Morocco with the intention of inspiring others and helping those women associated with the local co-operatives crucial to the harvesting of Argan Oil. To learn more about Zakia’s Morocco visit her website, http://www.zakiasmorocco.com.
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