Once upon a time, natural beauty products left a lot to be desired, but things have changed a lot recently.
Now there’s no more need to put up with makeup that lacks luster and color, or greasy body creams and oils.
Yes, you no longer have to choose between looking good and risking your health by using non-organic products that contain lots of nasty chemicals.
The latest generation of natural beauty products offer the same levels of luxury and effectiveness as their chemical-based counterparts but with none of the potential downsides.
And also important, you no longer have to pay a premium for them either.
But just what do we mean when we refer to natural beauty products?
What are natural beauty products?
The term ‘natural beauty’ has become somewhat diluted due to lack of regulation in the beauty industry, but what it should mean is a product doesn’t contain any synthetic materials.
Synthetic materials are those created in a laboratory through chemical synthesis.
What are organic beauty products?
The phrase ‘organic beauty’ is often used interchangeably with ‘natural beauty’, but they have different meanings.
Organic beauty products should be those that meet these criteria:
- The company doesn’t test the product on animals.
- The product doesn’t contain parabens.
- The product doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals.
- No synthetic fragrances are in the product.
- No genetic modification is involved.
- The product doesn’t contain any nanoparticles.
- The ingredients used in the product are traceable and sustainable.
Once again, however, there is no real regulation for beauty products, and it’s easy for companies to claim their products are organic when they aren’t.
For example, some products such as shampoos can be up to 90% water. Well, water is organic, right? So a company can claim its shampoo is 90% organic, regardless of the other ingredients it contains. And that does happen.
The upshot is that if you genuinely want to use organic and natural beauty products you have to do your research and stick to brands you trust.