Natural vs Organic

12.11.17 | Par Anna Kiroyants | dans Longevity of your body, English | 0 commentaire | Mots-clés : natural, eco-friendly, anti-age, cosmetics

Natural vs Organic

Understanding & Distinguishing 


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Long gone are the days when choosing earth-friendly beauty products meant sacrificing effectiveness—or curb appeal, for that matter. Now, plant-based products don’t just compete with the rest of the market—they’re coveted and often even more effective, thanks to superfood ingredients that do wonders for our complexions, as well as fewer chemicals, which can be drying and cause wear on skin.

But now that going green is hotter than ever, it’s important to be careful of products which claim to be natural and appear to be good for the planet but aren’t. In this article, I aspire to change the perception of often misguided individuals who do not distinguish between natural and organic products.

Dear friends, bio and organic are most certainly not the same. Typically, these products even look, smell and feel different. If they were the same thing, why would they have different names? Although we live in a highly digitalized age where there is an abundance of information, many other small factors aside from the ones pointed out in my previous sentence are successfully ignored by most Instagram “ #naturalorganic #greenlovers”.

After having started my work at Visoanska, I continuously hear people including my friends, refer to our products as bio or organic but only sometimes natural. I am also faced with the question of “ how is bio different from natural in terms of cosmetics” almost on a daily basis.To avoid going into a tediously scientific or medical explanation I’m not fully qualified to give, I will introduce the points which I hope will reduce some of the confusion.

Firstly,organic refers to items that are manufactured and controlled using organic methods defined by certifying bodies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under its Organic FoodProducts Act. Natural products, on the other hand, generally refers to products and ingredients that are neither altered chemically or synthesized in any form. These are often derived from plants. Thus, a natural product is not necessarily organic and vice versa.

 Secondly, organic—which means that ingredients are organically farmed—is regulated by the FDA, the distinguishing issue with that is: A product must only include a certain percentage of organic matter to be declared “organic” on its label. (This amount varies from state to state). The reason I elaborate on these terms form an American perspective is because that is where most of knowledge people have on this subject has come from.

 Consequantly, there is an issue when people presume that organic skincare is always hypoallergenic, inextricably linked to exceptional quality in the minds of many consumers. I believe that we should be more aware of how and what the creams we use are made of, rather than the meaning behind the label. Ignorance isn’t always bliss, at least not when it comes to what we rub into our face. An “organic” cream can easily contain unhealthy chemicals such as Avobenzone responsible for the sun protection factor ratio in suncreens. Not to say that we should never apply SPF and let our skin burn, but that we should only apply it when we need or want to. It should not be something we put on our face expecting to see another result the cream of our choice is supposedly intended for. In other words, if a products main function is anti-age of your skin, and the SPF in the product we never wanted but see as an added bonus actually prevents the anti-age function. The cream cannot effectively serve its primary purpose because its blocked by a chemical such as Avobenzone responsible for SPF which has an entirely different purpose. Natural creams on the other hand do not contain chemicals and are made from active ingredients which are extremely effective and efficient when combined with the right biotechnology.

 If you’ve been using the same cream with chemicals you’ve never even heard of because you never really read its composition for the past 10 years, I hope this article will make you reconsider. Among the millions of skincare brands available, thousands of them are considered good and hundreds of them are effective. However, for the wellbeing of your skin, I ask you to consider the reasons for which these creams are effective and distinguish between the ones that have a rapidly fading instantaneous effect, and those which replenish and regenerate your skin from the inside and out for the long term.  

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