Do Organic Cosmetics Really Work?
We’re getting more interested in organic makeup, their use, and, above all, the multiple benefits they can bring to our skin. Despite this growing curiosity and this new accessibility, we must admit that many of you probably have not yet made the big leap—that is to say, completely change all your conventional daily care for 100% organic!
“But will I get the same results on my skin with organic cosmetics?” Since it is difficult to know where to start, I will try in this article to demystify the subject and, above all, to inform you seamlessly so you finally know whether or not you will have visible results!
You can imagine of course that the composition of organic care differs widely from what is done conventionally. But I think it is worth explaining the difference in greater details. First, in the formulations, you will not find harmful preservatives, endocrine disruptors, ingredients derived from petrochemicals, and synthetic components/excipients.
Is it possible to make products that hold and that are well-preserved? Yes!
Companies use natural preservatives (grapefruit seed extract, tocopherol, potassium sorbate, essential oils, etc.) which do a very good job at preserving organic ingredients. If this is a concern for you, a little trick to prolong the life expectancy of your cosmetics is to keep them away from light and, if possible, somewhere else than your bathroom! Moisture, temperature changes, and bacteria can alter the product more quickly. In terms of texture, current treatments are not what they used to be 15 years ago; you will not see any difference with conventional makeup, promised!
Do organic products really contain active ingredients? You may be surprised to learn that the majority have a very high concentration of natural active ingredients—sometimes even in much higher concentration than conventional cosmetics! Such active constituents include hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A (retinol), AHAs, peptides, stem cells, and polyphenols… Impressive, right? The difference with these ingredients is that they are mainly of plant origin—which means they are much less irritating to your skin!
As mentioned earlier, the most effective antiaging active ingredients (vitamins C and A, as well as hyaluronic acid) are also present in organic creams. That being said, it is important to mention that they do not contain dimethylaminoethanol or other synthetic substances that have the effect of smoothing quickly, on-the-spot, fine lines, but in the long run significantly damage skin… This means that you will see the results on your skin in the medium to long term, rather than only in the short term.
Organic labels (Cosmebio, Ecocert, Soil Association, BDIH, Natrue) are a guarantee of quality ingredients, but also ensure that companies respect the environment when getting their raw materials. From manufacturing to exploitation, all steps should be in accordance with the specifications of own expenses to each of the third-party company.
In general, organic companies do not test on animals. However, it must be said that in Europe, legislation has already changed several years ago, and banned animal testing. This is why some European companies do not have the rabbit label on their packaging, simply because legally, they do not have the right to do animal testing. We now must take into account that these countries are simply not testing on animals at all. PETA’s list is not always complete for natural cosmetics, and if in doubt, ask a biocosmetician.
I hope these explanations have answered your main questions! As you can see, organic cosmetics have nothing to envy to conventional and yes, they are supereffective!