It seems that everyone and everything is going “green” these days. This includes the cosmetics industry. One of the hottest niches in cosmetics right now is organic cosmetics. Following is a brief overview of what this healthy skin care is all about, and how it can benefit you.

What Are Organic Cosmetics?

Organic cosmetics are cosmetics manufactured with all natural ingredients. The ingredients must originate from organic agriculture, and meet the following three guidelines.

No Chemical Additives: All organic cosmetics are 100% chemical free. There can be no chemical additives at all.

Safe Ingredients: While this can be a bit ambiguous depending on how the word “safe” is defined, the foundation of the meaning is that all ingredients are natural.

No Animal Testing: Organic cosmetics are not tested on animals, making them cruelty free.

The Benefits of Organic Cosmetics

Many of us suffer from allergies, rashes, skin irritations, etc. All of these conditions can be exacerbated and/or caused by everyday products we use – like cosmetics. Organic cosmetics, because they are made with natural ingredients, work in concert with the body.

Many cosmetics commonly contain chemicals and other harmful additives like petroleum and propylene glycol. These are foreign substances to the body that can lead to serious health issues. They do not work in harmony with it to produce natural healing abilities.

Organic Cosmetics are More than Makeup

When most of us hear the term cosmetics, we think of makeup. But, technically, a cosmetic is any beauty product you put on your body. Take a look at your bathroom sink and in/on your tub/show. How many “cosmetics” are there?

There are lotions, hand creams, shampoos, foot powders, nail polish, Vaseline, etc. The list is endless. Now, how many of these are organic cosmetics? If you answered none, just think:  how many chemicals are you putting on/in your body every day?

By switching to organic cosmetics, you can eliminate putting all of these potentially harmful toxins in/on your body everyday, and start reaping the benefits of using all-natural products.