5 Myths and Truths about Organic Makeup

Anyone who cares about their outward appearance also cares about what touches their skin. They understand that anything that touches the skin, even air and light, affects it in either in a good way or a bad way. That’s why we have to protect ourselves from UV rays and toxic environments. Make-up products are also stuff that touches the skin. If you care about it, you won’t allow anything that will leave you looking unappealing touch your skin. Organic make-ups are the best but not everything you know about them is true. Let me clear some things up for you.

Myth #1 – Organic Makeup is Chemical-Free

Truth Well, that’s a lie because it is impossible to have anything in this universe that’s chemical free. Our universe exists and operates on chemistry, physics, and biology. All these disciplines work together to enable our very existence, as we know it. Perhaps, when it comes to chemicals and organic makeup, the thing you should watch out for are synthetic chemicals. Regardless of the ingredients present in your makeup, they are chemical based. The difference will be whether they are synthetic or organic. However, organic chemicals are the safest to use.

Myth #2 – Organic Makeup Stinks

Truth – It is natural for people to assume that just because a product is made organically, it will smell awful. Let me start here, the most hypnotic, or sweetest, or sexiest, or lovely, or delicious scent you have ever smelled, was organic or was inspired by nature. Nature is the mother of sweet scents. For example, pick any make-up product from Inika Organic and smell it. You’ll immediately notice that it has a sweet, fresh, and reviving scent.

Myth #3 – Organic Makeup is Expensive

Truth – Cheap is expensive. Especially when it comes to cosmetic products. If you buy something cheap, it will run out fast, you’ll need more of it, and you’ll end up with a bad skin anyway. Cheap products are often not carefully formulated and will adversely affect your skin in one way or another. Please don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying that organic products are expensive. Organic make-up may be expensive than the synthetic makeup products you’ll come across, but they are worth the price. They are healthy for your skin and will last up to three times as long as the other products you use out there. I don’t think any product that messes up your skin in any way is worth buying; particularly if it is cheap. It’s better you spend a little bit more and end up with a youthful skin whether or not you are wearing makeup.

Myth #4 – If the Label Says “Natural”, It Is “Organic”

Truth products that are indeed organic, are certified by a regulatory body. That means that these products have been tested to determine that the ingredients used in their development are indeed organic. This is often a long and demanding process because the products have to be evaluated and their long-term effects determined. The good thing is that the effects of most organic ingredients can be determined in a short period because organic ingredients have been experimented on for years since they are readily available. That’s why using organic makeup is more reliable compared to make-up products made of synthetic ingredients. Synthetic ingredients are unpredictable and their long-term effects unknown because they are relatively new to us.

Any company can say that their products are made from “natural” stuff, but not any company can be liberal with the term “organic” without the approval of a certification body. So be careful next time. Now you have two things to look for to determine whether it is truly organic; the label will indicate that it is organic (NOT – natural) and confirm that it has the approval of a regulatory body in your country. In the US, one of the regulatory bodies is the USDA.

Myth #5 – All Organic Makeup Products are Safe

Truth – I am a strong advocate for organic makeup but not all organic makeup products are safe for everyone. There are different organic makeup products out there with different ingredients. Not everyone’s skin will agree with those ingredients even if they are certified. People are allergic to some products, and there are those whose skin just can’t tolerate some ingredients. For instance, ingredients like alcohol can leave your skin vulnerable to detrimental chemicals. Check the label and find out what ingredients are present in the product you are after. If there is anything you have a poor history with or that you are not sure of, do further research before investing in the product.

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