The reason I switched to organic products was not because of how wonderful organic ingredients are but because I learned about the research behind the toxins we use in our everyday products. Each day the average woman uses 12 cosmetic products filled with 168 ingredients. The Food and Drug Administration are not required to review, test or approve any of these products nor do they have the ability to recall harmful products from the market. Considering personal care products are manufactured with 10,500 unique chemical ingredients and they’re not required to undergo any safety testing before being sold to the public, you can be sure that in your lifetime you have been exposed to your fair share of harmful toxins known to cause cancer, harm the reproductive system and disrupt the endocrine system.
Why Everyone’s Switching to Organic Beauty
Similar to the organic food revolution, organic beauty is now sweeping the world. Jessica Alba is slaying with her Honest Beauty company, Gywneth Paltrow with goop and you can now find organic beauty brands in Target and Sephora. Many of us are now choosing to lead healthier, more conscious lifestyles from what we eat to the clothes we wear to the beauty products we use. It’s shocking when you think about the thousands of chemicals lurking inside our everyday skincare and makeup products, many of which are linked to cancer, infertility and birth defects. We’re learning that it’s important to nourish our beauty through our skincare and makeup since the skin absorbs majority of what we put onto it. With more and more people deciding to place their health first when it comes to beauty, the organic beauty market has grown more sophisticated and accessible than ever before with an endless variety of choices.
How I Switched to Organic Beauty
Behind Prim Botanicals
Prim Botanicals is a beautiful line of all-natural and carefully researched blends that truly perform. The brand was started by Stefanie and Victoria, 2 childhood friends who decided to create a line that would put an end to adult bad hair days and breakouts. Read on for my experience with each of their products.
This masking routine doesn’t involve just 1 face mask but 3! It’s the most intense at-home facial routine that I do on days when I have a ton of time for self-pampering. If you know how to give yourself a good facial at home, you can save hundreds of dollars on expensive spa facials. It does require a decent amount of effort, but grab a glass of bubbly, turn on Netflix and your skin will look amazing in no time.
Why should you switch to an organic dry shampoo? The scalp and face absorb at a much higher rate than the rest of our body, so we need to be extra careful about what we use on this area. If you look at Dove’s Invigorating Dry Shampoo on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database you’ll find it has a toxicity level of 7/10 due to harmful ingredients like Butane and SD Alcohol. I would not want to accidentally ingest any of this.
Green & Gorgeous Organics Dry Shampoo is made only of Certified Organic ingredients: