Updated: Nov 18, 2020
We all must know by now that organic skincare and makeup products are the best and safest for our skin, so why is it that most of us still use unsafe skin products? I have been thinking about this and have come to the conclusion that it’s because most often, such companies do not disclose what kind of ingredients they use for their skin products. As such, the customers blindly use the products without being fully aware of the risks involved. Just imagine how many customers such companies would lose if they disclosed the harmful ingredients contained in their products!
I’ve been wanting to switch completely to organic skin care for ages and never really knew where, and how to start. The stalling was partly due to lack of time, but the covid-19 pandemic opened a whole lot of possibilities for me to try out new stuff.
So a few weeks ago, I was chosen to take part in the Vapour #DesertDreaming campaign and this revealed to me, the beauty and magic in organic skin care. I was able to have a first-hand experience by creating a simple, natural and fresh look using the Vapour Elixir lip gloss and the Aura Multi Use Stick. It was a lovely treat and I truly enjoyed shooting a video of the make-up session. You can watch the video here.
So my experience using organic cosmetics really opened my eyes and made me set a goal for myself - to switch completely to organic skin care and makeup. This made me start doing a research on organic skin care products.
One tip I would give and one which I took out of my research, is that when searching for skin care, it’s best to filter out the companies who don’t disclose the ingredients they use in their products or who don't disclose what standards they use in selecting ingredients for their products.
During my research, I discovered a lot of natural skin care products. Some are completely natural while some others add SPF to the ingredients. SPF helps to preserve natural cosmetic products, since natural ingredients tend to deteriorate when exposed to light. So it might be a good idea to try out products which have SPF in them. LIA Beauty for example, add SPF to their formulas which helps shield skin from environmental stressors. The skin care & makeup company, Au Naturale, also has very good beauty standards which are cruelty-free, non-toxic, gluten-free, organic and conscious of people and the planet.
Though not all synthetic ingredients are good for the skin, the same applies to natural ingredients – not all natural cosmetic ingredients are good for your skin. So that's why it’s important to always check before use.
What organic skin care and makeup products do you use or would you recommend?