Why use organic skin care products when the stuff you can buy at the drug store is much cheaper? Cherie Di Boscio, editor of Eluxe Magazine, shares some facts and figures that are particularly damning of the mass-produced skin care and beauty products industry:
“Nearly 20 percent of personal-care products contain at least one chemical linked to cancer, and yet the FDA has not regulated beauty ingredients since 1938. This, however, is evolving as consumers change their lifestyle and consumption habits. A 2004 study found parabens in 18 out of 20 samples of human breast tissue. Parabens are in almost 100 percent of drugstore skincare products and cosmetics. Finally, only about 10 percent of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data.”3
The toxins found in non-organic skincare products are absorbed through your skin. Some of them cannot be broken down, so they accumulate in your system. When we wash our face and bodies, the unabsorbed toxins are washed down the sink or shower and then end up in our waterways.
Many of us have opted for a clean-eating lifestyle. Why not also adopt clean skin care as a lifestyle choice? What is clean skin care? It’s the use of skin care and cosmetic products that do not contain any toxic ingredients. Clean skincare prioritizes human and environmental health and restricts ingredients that are harmful to that. Most clean skin care products are made with essential oils and plant material.