Natural vs. Organic Beauty
Organic foods and products seems to be the trend du jour lately, but with good reason. Essentially organic farming is safer for the environment and anything that we are putting in our bodies or on our face should be healthier if it’s organic. Should this not be the same for natural products? Not necessarily. I think a lot of people are confused with the difference between natural and organic.
Natural products, be it skin care, makeup or products for the body, are usually made with ingredients derived from fruit, sugars, and vitamins. When a product says it has glycolic acid, that comes from sugar cane. Products that say they have vitamin B, C, or E, that’s usually considered natural. Also, products that say they have lemon or green apple extracts, they are also natural.
Organic products have to not just say they are organic on the label, but must be certified organic by the USDA or Ecocert (Canadian/UK organization). This certification means those products meet the organic standards of those organization. If you do not see that label, chances are those products are not organic. By having that label, it means there are no pesticides or chemicals such as paraben-free and petroleum-free.
Some of my favorite natural and organic products are listed below.