We already know that organic food is better for us, so being mindful about what we’re putting on our skin seems like a natural next step.

With so much information at our fingertips and the rise of conscious consumerism, cruelty free products and organic ingredients, it’s no longer enough for companies to just create an efficient product. We want to buy products from companies that share our values and use their power as a force for good.

Most importantly, many non-organic beauty products out there include an staggering amount of terrible chemicals. From “parabens" (chemicals linked to cancer) to petroleum waxes, an everyday moisturiser can contain quite a toxic mixture. Certified-organic skincare products cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturise your skin without using any of these noxious artificial chemicals or additives.

Benefits of going organic:

    • Eco-friendly: Organic farming avoids chemicals that can affect the health of farm workers, local people and wildlife.
    • Full of nutrients: Organically grown ingredients tend to contain more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants; it’s the equivalent of eating a freshly prepared, well balanced, nutritious meal rather than fast food. A study carried out by Newcastle University found that organic ingredients contained a higher level of essential fatty acids and up to 69% more key antioxidants.
    • Better for wildlife: Wide field margins and hedgerows allow birds, butterflies and bees to flourish, free from deadly pesticides
    • Safe-proofing the future: Organic standards prohibit GM and nano-ingredients, whose full impact on the environment at present is unknown.

 

Here are some of our favourites picks for organic skincare that will blow you away!

 

01. JILLIAN WRIGHT SKINCARE Bee Hydrated Moisturizer: Bee Hydrated helps hydrate with moisture binding hyaluronic acid, royal jelly and honey, remedy redness and rough skin, combat fine lines and retain moisture.

02. AMAVEDA Abhyanga Body Oil: This insanely luxurious oil can be used as bath or body oil, or for an Abhyanga treatment.

03. THEA BOTANICALS Coco No Nuts Powdered Face Wash: Coco No Nuts is a powered face wash, an easy and gentle skin exfoliate, convenient travel companion in both carry-ons and above all luxurious and works wonders on skin!

04. TERRE VERDI Argan Shea Multitasking Cream: The unique moisturising properties of shea butter combined with the many and formidable powers of argan oil, and rounded off by healing calendula oil. This award winning cream has a soothing effect that can also be calming for several skin conditions.

It’s time for us to give our skincare routines some TLC and questioned what’s in our bathroom cabinets. But don’t panic, you don’t have to go completely organic overnight to reap the rewards. Try changing one thing each month; start by switching to an organic moisturiser, or choosing pesticide free tomatoes and you’ll find it much less daunting.