4 Benefits of Organic Skin-Care and Why Natural is Better
Organic products have recently become a trend in Kenya with many brands rushing to adapt to the growing demand. Before finding out why, let’s define the term ‘organic’.
Organic products are made of 95 percent or more of plant ingredients that are grown without pesticides, bioengineered genes, or petroleum-based fertilizers, which could be toxic to the environment. Knowing this, it may already be obvious as to why so many people have made the switch.
1. Natural products don’t damage your skin
Non-organic skin care products tend to contain synthetic, man-made chemicals such as sodium laurel, mineral oils, laureth sulphate, and toxins that could be residues of pesticides. Some of the ingredients like mineral oil, petroleum and parabens can cause skin irritation, hormone imbalance, organ toxicity, and even cancer. These chemicals may damage and weaken your skin as your body tries to cope with these foreign substances. Because your skin is alive and absorbs whatever you put on it, it makes sense to invest in chemical-free, non-toxic ingredients.
2. Everything is naturally-scented
Do you remember the last time you smelled a ripe orange or a freshly-bloomed rose? It felt like a little piece of heaven, right? Nothing is as fresh as natural ingredients. Natural products smell amazing and some like lavender and jasmine, even have a calming effect.
3. Your skin will be softer
Natural ingredients such as coconut oil, honey, aloe Vera, and shea butter are known to soothe, nourish, and moisturize skin. This is in comparison to drugstore brands that add drying agents to moisturizers and conditioners in order to preserve them longer. What this means is that your odds of finding moisturizing products are higher when they come straight from nature.
4. Natural products are packed with active ingredients
Most organic products contain anti-oxidants and up to 95 per cent of an organic skin care product's contents are active ingredients. This is important because anti-oxidants are the epitome of skin-care as they are majorly responsible in preventing wrinkles and aging.
5. Organic products are earth-friendly
Organic products don't leave a harmful footprint on the planet, particularly on the soil, water and air because they don’t use pesticides or additives.
With all this in mind, natural products are definitely the better alternative. You can find a wide variety of Kenyan-made, locally sourced ones on our online shop.