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Why switch to organic products

By 28 April 2016

How often do you see an advertisement that tells you about the essential vitamins and nutrients a beauty product contains? Almost every 3rd advertisement nowadays tells about how a beauty product that is being marketed can bring the best out of your body. And the fad of growing fashion bloggers and people going gaga-over them is only supplementing the goals of the advertisers. Because let’s face it, everybody wants to look good! The vogue of look good can make people apply anything to their skin that comes with a fancy label with some razzle-dazzle done over it. In fact, more than half of the buyers don’t even care to read the ingredients of the product that they’re buying. Sadly, even if they do, most of them don’t understand that those chemicals are and to what extent could those chemicals affect their skin.

So what’s the fuss about these chemicals being used in non-organic products and to what extent could they affect you? Why are people increasingly switching to products that come with the ‘Organic Tag’ on them? And how well do we understand the term organic?

Understanding the term ‘Organic’:

 

Let’s first understand what Organic actually means. An organic product is a product of farming that is done without the use of man-made growth regulators like fertilizers and pesticides. These products are free from any chemicals (regardless of them being useful or destructive).

Technically speaking, a product could be labeled organic only if 95% of its ingredients come from organically produced plants or animals. They’re free from synthetic solvents, chemical fertilizers and also not processed using industrial solvents, irradiation, or genetic engineering.

Choosing Organic over Non-organic products:

 

The biggest downside of non-organic products is the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in order to boost their growth. As these growth regulators are easily accessible to the farmers nowadays, they’re massively used (at times overused) to get quick results. Supplementing to the chemicals already present in the raw material, more chemicals are added by the industries to these products and ultimately it is the customer who consumes them. Now take this picture in perspective, these chemicals can damage soil and even ruin rivers. Now imagine what could be done to your sensitive skin.

The biggest lie that marketers tell people is how these products are enriched with different vitamins and nutrients. What these products do is put a temporary mask of illusion on your skin and its instant effect on people gets them fond of the product. However, in the long run, when the signs of aging start appearing, it gets too late to work for the cause.

While on the contrary, Organic products contain vital nutrients that not only nourish your skin, but also repair it. Although their cost is slightly expensive then the non-organic products present in the market, it can’t be denied that they’re value for money. Moreover, these organic products are more eco-friendly. The reason is that the practice that is used in harvesting them is safe for the soil, contrary to the practices that lead to damaging it. Switching to organic products is promoting the right approach towards a healthier tomorrow.

Also, Organic products are free from all the fragrances that are used to entice customers into buying products. These fragrances could be extremely harmful to the skin and can cause serious problems to the skin.

Making the right choice:

 

Before concluding the topic, let us have a look at a few scientific facts that might open your eyes and help you make a better choice of lifestyle.

  1. Nearly 20% of personal-care non-organic skin care products contain at least one chemical linked to cancer.
  2. According to The Lancet Neurology study, the toxins present in the non-organic cosmetics can affect your brain development and can even lead to neurobehavioral problems like autism, ADHD, and dyslexia.

Apart from these, there are plenty of studies that give a detailed idea of what non-organic products can do to your skin. Although the above discussion seems good enough to make changes in your shopping list for the next time, the choice is still yours to make about what you want to go to your skin, toxics wearing a nourishment mask or actual nourishment.

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