- 10 Jul 2018
Chemical influence & why you should go organic
You’re thinking about changing your skincare routine and choosing the organic route. Fantastic! The benefits of using organic ingredients are endless, and they contain essential oils that have a wealth of nourishing properties for the skin. For more information on this, have a read of our previous blog post where you can learn all about the beneficial properties of essential oils and why they’re good for you.
So, why exactly should you change to organic products? Well, one of the main reasons is because many other products that are available on the market are full of chemicals which can actually damage your skin and contribute to serious illnesses. Think about it, the majority of us worry about what foods we’re putting into our bodies, so why should we be any different with what we’re putting on our bodies? The endless amounts of harmful chemicals which are found in many skincare products, quite often doesn’t bare thinking about. Here’s just a few that we’ve found and the damage they can cause to your skin and your health:
Parabens - Found in a huge amount of beauty creams, parabens are used as preservatives and help stop the growth of bacteria, mould and yeast. They can come in different forms including butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, or propylparaben. They’re one of the most widely used chemicals in beauty products because of their preservative properties, but they’re known to contribute to cancerous tumours - particularly those in females.
Phthalates- As well as being hard to pronounce, this chemical is also difficult to spot in cosmetic products because the majority of the time, it’s labelled simply as “fragrance”. Originally used to soften plastics, it’s now used in things including fragranced body lotions, body washes and hair care products. It’s known to be a hormone disruptor and has been linked to an increase in breast cancer.
Alcohol - Beauty products that contain alcohol as the main ingredient are usually problematic. SD, denatured and isopropyl alcohol have the ability to give the skin a quick drying finish as well as degreasing it, so whilst these may seem like short term and quick fixes, the long term consequences are big - including drying out the skin and stripping it of its natural layer. Products that are alcohol based are particularly attractive to people who suffer from oily skin, but eventually this can make the skin even greasier, as well as enlarging bumps and pores. Sounds pretty bad doesn’t it? Well that’s because it is, so you should avoid alcohol-based products at all costs!
Synthetic Colours - Just like artificial food colouring, many skincare products can also contain synthetic colours. Whilst they may look enticing and pretty, they’re bad news for your skin. These are known to cause skin irritations, ADHD in children and even cancer. On product labelling, you’ll see synthetic colours labelled as ‘colourant’ or CI 26100, F&DC 6 and Red 1. Organic products get their colouring from natural ingredients such as plants and herbs, so there isn’t any artificial additives that can cause irritations or health problems.
These are just some of the chemicals that are added to skincare products. It’s rather shocking and really opens your eyes as to what is actually added to a lot products, that you’re led to think and believe they are good for your skin.
The Derma Way
Here at Derma Organics, our products are inspired by nature and provide an organic, natural alternative to commercialised skincare products which are full of chemicals! We understand that problems with your skin can cause huge self confidence issues, that’s why our products have been developed using only the finest natural ingredients and can help skin conditions such as atopic eczema and seborrheic dermatitis. So, if you want to change the way you feel within yourself and about your skin, then perhaps now is the time to switch to a more organic skincare regime. Switching to an organic based product means you’ll rid your skin of those products packed with chemicals such as parabens and instead use those that are only full of natural goodness, which will make your skin beautiful. Not only this, but all of our products are handmade so we’re able to customise to your needs. So, if you have allergies to certain ingredients, we’ll ensure it’s not included in your product. You see, we really care about our customers and their skin, and will go the extra mile for them!
Take a look at some of the organic products in our range:
One of our most popular products, this is enriched with Lemon Peel so it smells amazing. It also uses Camu Camu which is bursting with Vitamin C and raw African honey, all the way from Ghana. After using this, your skin will be fresher, clearer and revitalised. It will also help reduce the appearance of dark spots and an uneven skin tone. No chemicals here, just pure, natural goodness
This body buttercream is packed full of nutrients to enrich your skin and can help problems such as wounds, minor burns, psoriasis and eczema. The main ingredients in this are organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), which works wonders on dry and dehydrated skin, organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter) which also helps dry skin, but also soothes burns and rashes and Daucus Carota Oil (Carrot Seed Oil), known for its moisturising and rejuvenating properties.