Organic products are made with ingredients that have been grown or produced naturally, without the use of synthetic pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers. Organic meats don’t contain growth hormones and no artificial flavors or colors are added to organic foods. Organic farming is better for the environment than traditional farming, since it doesn’t use chemicals that can contaminate the soil and the water and that may be harmful to wild plants and animals.
Many people prefer organic foods for their health benefits, but don’t use organic skin care products even though their skin can absorb ingredients in the lotions, creams and other products that they put on it. Here are five organic skin care products that are good for your skin and your health.
Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Liquid Soaps. These organic liquid soaps are so mild, yet effective, that they are great for people with sensitive skin. Also, since they contain no fragrances, they can be used by those with allergies. All of the oils and essential oils in these soaps are certified organic by the National Organic Standards Program. Of the first six ingredients on the label, five are organic coconut oil, olive oil, glycerin, hemp seed oil and jojoba seed oil (the sixth ingredient is water) and the coconut oil and olive oil are certified free trade. These soaps are packaged in 100% post-recycled plastic bottles. They can be purchased at www.drbronner.com.
Saffron Rouge (www.saffronrouge.com) sells only organic beauty products. It ensures that the ingredients in its products are organic by requiring them to pass two tests. First, they must either have one organic body care certification or be able to provide supporting evidence to Saffron Rouge that they use certified organic products as much as possible. In addition, they must contain only ingredients on Saffron Rouge’s proprietary Green List™. Products on this list are deemed to be pure, natural and safe based on 12 principles (the Saffron Rouge Standard). Here are four organic skin care products sold by Saffron Rouge.
Natural Balance Face Care Kit by Primavera at Saffron Rouge. What better way to try out organic skin care products than with a kit that contains all the Natural Balance organic skin care essentials for a complete face care regimen. This kit includes gentle cleansing fluid, refining exfoliating cleanser, toning mist, nourishing face cream, hydrating face cream, eye renewal treatment, and energizing face oil capsules. At only $33, it is a bargain. For more information and to purchase this kit go to www.saffronrouge.com/natural-balance-face-care-kit.
Organic Eye Creme by Dr. Alkaitis from Saffron Rouge. This aloe-vera based eye cream is appropriate for all skin types. It is formulated to moisturize, rejuvenate and sooth the delicate skin around the eyes, while reducing puffiness, dark circles and the appearance of fine lines. For more information about this organic skin care product and to purchase it go to www.saffronrouge.com/organic-eye-creme.
Pangea Facial Cream from Saffron Rouge – Nigerian Ginger, Sweet Lavender and Thyme. Pangea Organics ‘aromatherapeutics collection contains no artificial, synthetic or petroleum-based ingredients. Its essential oil-based products are made with vital plant essences, herbs and botanicals to naturally moisturize, and their fragrances derive from natural, organic products. This facial cream contains ginger to warm and invigorate, lavender to sooth and balance and thyme to stimulate and revitalize. It is a light cream formulated for combination skin. For more information and to purchase this organic skin care product go to www.saffronrouge.com/facial-cream-nigerian-ginger-sweet-lavender-thyme.
Aloe Body Lotion by Weleda from Saffron Rouge. This light, cooling aloe vera body lotion is great for moisturizing sensitive skin or skin that is dry and over exposed to the sun. It is absorbed best after a shower or bath. For more information and to purchase this organic skin care product go to www.saffronrouge.com/weleda/aloe-body-lotion.
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