What are the main of the reasons to prefer natural cosmetics over regular cosmetics? We asked licensed esthetician Evelyn Velström for insight on the topic.
Natural cosmetics are a much safer option for people and are kind to the environment. If the product is organic, it means it’s ingredients are not grown on pesticides. Everything absorbs through the skin and why would you voluntarily put toxins in your body when you can choose a cleaner product that doesn’t contain additives that strain the body?
Not to mention, natural cosmetics do not cause dependency on your skin and is more susceptible and natural for the skin. Products full of synthetic substances may offer instant comfort but this satisfying effect is only a short term solution. With natural cosmetics, the results may take longer to achieve but instead it will be more effective and sustainable.
Natural and organic ingredients have been tried and tested against chemicals. Organic ingredients are an obvious choice because they’ve been used over millenniums and thanks to today’s advanced science and scientific knowledge, we can find more efficient and high-quality organic products in the industry more than ever before.
As an example, putting the environment into the focus, one of the reasons of choice for organic beauty is the lack of microplastics. Microplastics are a huge problem occurring in today’s society, but the microplastics often go unnoticed inside the product, unless you study the skincare ingredients carefully. Microplastics don’t only mean exfoliating particles. It could be an ingredient grounded into dust-like particles that are difficult to see with bare eyes. Since microplastics are made of plastic, they don’t decompose in nature nor dissolve in water. Microplastics that go from your sink into the wastewater are so tiny that the treatment plants can’t sufficiently remove it from the water and as a result, it will end up in natural water bodies.
Another huge advantage of using natural cosmetics is that it’s not tested on animals. Different certificates of natural and organic cosmetics guarantee that the manufacturer does not support animal testing.