Cosmetics - Organic or Not?




Would you eat Mascara for Lunch?


Come on, think about it would you eat your mascara or lather your foundation on your gluten free toast? Then why put it on your body!

What you put on your skin is absorbed straight into your body, you are just cutting out the middle man (mouth).


Why organic or natural skin care products?

Does it really matter?

Whats the difference?


Organic – so whats it mean? When we say Organic Skincare, what we are using is skin products made of plant derived ingredients along with some other naturally occurring ingredients. These ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, GMO and so on and often come with an Organic certification.

The cosmetics industry realised a long time ago that they could substitute a whole variety of natural ingredients for cheap and nasty synthetic ones without you even knowing about it, which in return meant it cost them less to create and could make a lot higher profit.

Natural and Organic beauty may be more expensive, however what you are buying are products made by companies that truly care about us by using beautiful, non toxic ingredients.


Be warned…A lot of brands and companies are now releasing versions of ‘natural’ and ‘ organic’ products. and rather than being all about producing non toxic products they are just trying to capitalise on the trend. Marketers are becoming very clever about what they classify as ‘natural’. Im not sure about you but this really annoys me.


A perfect example is Methylparaben & Propylparaben which occur naturally is some fruits but have been shown to mimic estrogen; a nasty hormone that can not only make you fat but has been linked to breast cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation.

I think its ironic that companies such as L’Oreal release ‘pink ribbon’ products yet they still use Parabens in their products.


So why you ask me, does it matter? There are increasing studies showing the connection between illness and chemicals. Which means we need to eliminate or reduce exposure to synthetics, chemicals and nasty toxins. Often this exposure rears its ugly head as skin irritation, chronic headaches, cancers, breathing disabilities, hormone disruption, etc, etc, etc.

So you want smoother skin, less visible wrinkles, sun spots disappear, blemishes gone!

Sound familiar? This happens but at what cost I ask you?! – asphyxiation of the skin, accelerated dehydration, photosensitivity.

In simple english: cutting oxygen exchange to the skin, premature ageing, increased risk of sun spots. Yes, the very things we were trying to fight in the first place, they catch up to us, worse


People often say I look young, baby face etc… Ill tell you now I wasn’t the best at remembering to moisturise my skin or being consistent with any of that stuff growing up and for that I am thankful because it means I have had less exposure to these nasty products.

These days I use the very bare minimum, All I use is a good quality oil on my skin morning and night on my skin and use natural, organic bronzer for colour and a few other great beautiful products. 

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{My personal opinions and journey should not be mistaken for professional medical or healthcare advice}