What to look for in organic skincare
Mother Nature has a cure for just about everything and many beauty brands are now making the switch to organic and natural ingredients, leaving unnecessary chemicals and additives in their wake. And while many of us are making a conscious effort to detox our lives it’s sometimes easy to skip over our make-up bags and beauty cabinets.
So what should we be seeking in organic skincare? Yours Truly Organics ambassador Nanah Mensah says that when considering organic beauty products, one of the first things to check is that the products are
Ecocert approved - meaning they’re at least 95 per cent natural and free of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms), parabens and synthetic chemistry. She explains that natural products that split or feel greasy are now a thing of the past, with the next generation of organic beauty products being both luxurious and effective.
“Often organic and natural skincare products are a lot more potent and are not hidden or masked by other chemicals,” she told Cover Media, adding that people only need to use a pea-sized drop of product when applying it to the face.
For those new to organic beauty products, Nanah recommended starting with Yours Truly Organics’ Take it away! gel cleanser which is enriched with Vitamin C and sandalwood oil, has a delightful orange scent and removes impurities whilst maintaining skin elasticity.
Nanah adds that organic beauty products are great for people with sensitive skin or acne because these products often have very simple formulations. However, it is possible for people to react to any component whether natural or otherwise, so it is always advisable to conduct a patch test first to check that products are suitable.
For those with oily skin, Nanah suggests trying Fix Me! Repairing Serum as its formula has oat kernel extract and Vitamin E rich sesame seed to help soothe inflammation and even the skin tone. When using organic products rich in natural ingredients, it is also advisable to take note of the storage instructions, as light, heat, packaging and other factors may impact the quality over time.