In an era of increasing tendency to respect the values of nature, organic cosmetics are proving their position in caring for and nurturing the skin health of each of us. However, consumers still get easily manipulated by ads, with convincing promises about the value of common cosmetics on the market. Meanwhile, many people are sceptical about the effectiveness of organic cosmetics because the rumours have not been verified. This article will help you relieve the common misunderstandings and have a more correct view of organic cosmetics.
Organic cosmetics feel uncomfortable when used
When applied to the skin, many people feel that organic cosmetics create a greasy, sticky feeling. The product is less absorbed by the skin than the conventional products. Here are some facts to understand: Common creams contain up to 60-70% water, the rest are mineral oil, petrolatum, a few extracts and countless chemical ingredients. Meanwhile organic cosmetics contain much richer ingredients in quality such as flower distilled water, vegetable oil, natural extracts, and so on. It is not difficult to understand when the chemical and water components easily penetrate the skin than natural ingredients.
The nature of high-quality creams, because of its low water content and many active ingredients, often has a dense texture. Hence, it requires a very small amount each time. With the development of technology today, the difference in the feeling of applying organic cosmetics and normal cosmetics extremely reduced. Reputable manufacturers in the world have succeeded in preparing organic cosmetics with excellent quality and use while providing the same comfort as normal cosmetics when used.
Organic cosmetics with aromatic and unpleasant aroma. People who are less exposed to natural extracts often find organic cosmetics with a strong, dark smell, creating an unfamiliar feeling. There is no way to deny this fact. However, going back to the problem, can the usual cosmetics with a mild aroma, be preserved for a long time? The reason is that they use inexpensive synthetic aromas, which create a long-lasting, yet sweet chemical aroma that often irritates the skin, especially sensitive skin.
Meanwhile, organic cosmetics mainly use essential oils of flowers to create odours, ingredients are not only safe and benign on skin but also treat many different skin problems as well as improve user's mental state. Your sense of smell may not be adaptable to this type of rustic and pure fragrance right away, but this is truly the most friendly, safe and relaxing experience for each of us.
Organic cosmetics are more effective than regular cosmetics
If compared with cosmetics containing medicinal ingredients, organic cosmetics have a slower effect because their composition is mostly herbal extracts. We will not be able to immediately recognise skin changes as with strong adjuvants or synthetic chemicals.
However, compared to regular cosmetics, organic cosmetics are equally effective, even better because they contain most of the 100% natural ingredients as well as high concentration active ingredients.
In general, when switching to a new cosmetic form, the skin needs time to adapt. To evaluate whether any product is effective, it should be applied continuously and steadily for weeks or even months. At least after a renewed cycle of skin (28 days), we can see some improvement. With organic cosmetics, skin is nourished and improved from inside instead of covering up, weakening camouflage like regular cosmetics. That is the source of a long and beautiful healthy skin!
Organic cosmetics are more allergenic than regular cosmetics
There are some opinions that natural cosmetics in general and organic cosmetics in particular contain many raw natural ingredients, unprocessed, easily lead to skin absorption, causing acne or allergies.
First of all, we need to understand that no matter how good a product is, it is not suitable for everyone because the skin type and location are different. Cosmetics often contain many ingredients, so it can be perfectly suited for this person, but can also cause irritation for other subjects. In short, the fact that a person is allergic to a certain ingredient in cosmetics is not uncommon, whether the product is organic or not. The use of cosmetics by reputable labels, made in manufacturing countries has strict regulations that minimize these risks.
In contrast, it is necessary to distinguish temporary skin irritation (itching, redness, pimples, discomfort) that any product, whether natural or chemical, and long-term damage. It is when potential chemical ingredients in normal cosmetics enter the bloodstream. This is something that only organic cosmetics with 100% natural ingredients ensure absolute safety.
Another thing, when cosmetics naturally become a trend, the market ambiguates between natural concepts, handmade concepts and organic concept. So, what is a natural cosmetic and what is an organic cosmetic?
Natural cosmetics in general only commit the use of natural ingredients, (for skin cares) but cannot guarantee the origin (cultivated land using chemical fertilizers, use of pesticides or not), how they handle it (the production process is safe and respectful of the environment), the sanitation issues (there are residues of plant protection substances, chemicals in cultivation, dust) neither the formulation (may be difficult to penetrate through the skin or cause serious irritation) ...
Meanwhile, organic cosmetics are considered an optimal solution with 100% safe plant ingredients, selected, combined, researched and prepared according to standard procedures, safety as well as maximize the use of the product.
Skin problems (acne, eczema, psoriasis, sensitivity ...) should not use organic cosmetics
People often wonder, should organic cosmetics be used if you have problematic skin (acne, eczema, psoriasis or sensitive skin ...)?
First of all, acne, eczema, psoriasis are pathological conditions and skin care products are not cures. The first thing to do when you have a skin problem is to go to a dermatologist to get a complete cure and ask for advice on what types of skin care products can be used at the same time.
Practically proven, organic cosmetics with many natural ingredients are gentle, unique use, effective prevention and effective support for the treatment of different skin conditions. For example, acne itself is a pathology. However, if only a few appear sporadic, we can still choose organic products that contain special ingredients such as white and green clay, lavender essential oil, green tea, cajeput oil. Green (niaouli), jojoba oil or nigelle or aloe vera to both condition the skin and support the process of repelling acne.
Most importantly, when your skin has problems, listen to its situation and needs, consult your doctor and choose a safe, high-quality skin care product that suits your skin's needs.
Organic cosmetics are difficult to preserve.
True and false
Organic cosmetics stipulate strict standards for the use of preservatives: no strong, toxic chemicals are used; Preservatives must be of plant, organic, alcoholic, or plant extracts that have natural antibacterial properties. Therefore, compared to conventional cosmetics using strong chemical preservatives, organic cosmetics are more difficult to preserve. Preservation time is only within 12 - 24 months before opening the box and from 3 - 6 months after opening. Meanwhile, for ordinary cosmetics, the minimum period is 3 years before opening and 12 months after opening.
Unlike normal cosmetics containing inactive ingredients, organic cosmetics contains many fresh and active ingredients. Hence, they are prone to oxidation in the condition of high humidity, temperature and light, it should be preserved in a dry and cool place (below 25oC) or in the refrigerator. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or in the hot and humid air of the bathroom.
However, unlike handmade cosmetics, organic cosmetics are not as fragile as people imagine. In order to be produced and consumed in the markets of major countries, all organic cosmetics must undergo rigorous physical and chemical experiments under extreme temperature and humidity conditions for 3-6 months, to assess the effectiveness of preservatives as well as the general stability of the formula. From there give the expiry date before and after opening the box for consumers. In addition, packaging must also be tested for product compatibility, to ensure maximum integrity of the product when it reaches consumers.
Organic cosmetics are too expensive
True but not right.
First, you need to look at the composition and process of making organic cosmetics to understand why organic cosmetics cannot be cheap. Organic cosmetics are made of 100% organic non-toxic natural ingredients (water distilled flowers, vegetable oils, essential oils ...). Each ingredient has a valuable beauty value. If compared to the cheap and poor-quality ingredients of common cosmetics (water, mineral oil, colorings, synthetic smell ...), not to mention the chemical components with many risks’ health, then obviously organic cosmetics cannot be cheaper than regular cosmetics.
Secondly, the process of producing organic cosmetics is also very strict, from planting, harvesting to transporting, preserving, modulating, packaging and selling. All must ensure the purity, nature, safety of raw materials and products, and the production process must not pollute the environment. These rigorous conditions, coupled with rigorous certification and censorship, make the production cost of organic cosmetics higher than conventional cosmetics manufactured by industrial chains, using chemical ingredients. poor quality, low cost.
However, with our knowledge, we will all be glad to pay a little higher price for safe and quality products. Moreover, because it contains many precious and concentrated ingredients, the amount of product to be used is only 1 / 2-2 / 3 compared to regular cosmetics. Therefore, it is unlikely that organic cosmetics will be more expensive than regular cosmetics, if compared to the same level.
One more thing, organic cosmetics business has its own moral principles. The manufacturer places quality issues on the market. Meanwhile, many common cosmetics sell at exorbitant prices thanks to the manufacturer's "name". Consumers do not know that 90% of the money are spent in expensive advertising costs to keep that name and to convince users to choose their products, not for product quality.
Using branded cosmetics makes us more confident
Keep in mind that one of the reasons cosmetic brands are expensive is because of the huge advertising and marketing costs that manufacturers spend to convince consumers to make less informed choices. In developed countries, the brand factor is less important to consumers because they equip themselves with certain insights when faced with a choice.
Never forget that the mission of cosmetics is to restore, protect and nourish our skin. Be alert and knowledgeable when choosing. Look at the composition of the product and evaluate their natural and rare levels. Be brave to remove products that are full of inorganic substances and chemicals, even if the brand makes them famous. Remember, not advertising, but knowledge is the trusted friend in all our choices!