4 Organic Beauty Myths – BUSTED!18/12/2013
by Kira Walton
As any of our regular readers will know, we are very proud of our organic status. We believe in our product offering 100%. However, we are still overwhelmed by the myths that exist in the public domain regarding organic products. Fear not, we are here to dispel them! Here are 4 organic beauty myths that we want to dispel…
1. Organic skincare products are overpriced
This depends on what you define as being overpriced. But before you establish your definition of being “overpriced”, first you need to know the facts. Certified organic skincare products (such as VOYA), usually fall into a moderate-level price range. Not only that, however, certified organic skincare products are usually that little bit more concentrated. This means that you only need to use a tiny amount of the product, which in turn means the product will last longer.
2. Organic skincare products aren’t as effective as the big name brands
Whoever established this myth is a dreamer of the highest order. At the end of the day, those products that are best for your skin are the ones that are full of healing, soothing, nourishing, and rejuvenating ingredients that are as clean and as natural as possible. This is in comparison to chemical-heavy products. Seaweed, in particular, literally OOZES nourishment. As we have mentioned in a previous blog post on why seaweed is such a wonderful ingredient, seaweed is rich in antioxidants (algal carotenoids and polyphenols), as well as vitamins and minerals that are essential for hair growth and maintenance – vitamins B and E, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, and zinc – all of which perform best in their natural state. Here at VOYA we add many other natural ingredients to our products, enriching them further. For a full list of our product ingredients, click here.
3. If the packaging says it’s “organic”, it must be organic
This is incorrect! Only certified organic products should, by right, have the word “organic” on their packaging. Unfortunately, there are so many products on the market that claim to be organic, but are not. It is only products with the certified organic mark on them that you can be certain are actually organic. You need to look out for a mark such the Soil Association Organic mark (you can read more about this mark here). The bottom line is that unless a product is certified organic, you cannot be 100% sure it actually is organic. So don’t be fooled!
4. Natural does NOT necessarily mean organic
A common misconception exists where people believe that natural and organic products are synonymous with each other. This is not the case. A natural ingredient refers to an ingredient that does not contain any synthetic or man-made compounds, which has been derived – in whole or in part – from completely natural sources. Organic ingredients, on the other hand must only contain plant-source ingredients, which must only be cultivated without the use of any kind of chemicals or treatment.