Choosing Organic Natural Skin Care Without Breaking the Bank

organic natural skin careOrganic natural skin care treatments are becoming increasingly popular and increasingly easy to find.  It is still important to do a little comparative shopping before you decide what to buy.  It could save you money and save you from an embarrassing adverse reaction.

As far as price goes, you may have already noticed that organics cost more than conventional fruits and vegetables.  Choosing organics is sometimes very important.  But, sometimes it’s not important at all.

Avocados are an example of conventionally grown fruits that carry no risk.  The only portions that could be treated with pesticides are the skins.  The skins are thick.  We do not consume them and they are not used in skincare products.

Only the nutritious pulp is used.  There is no risk that the pulp will contain pesticides.  So, there is no reason to pay extra for organic avocados.

Kelp is a food that is also used in some of the better skincare products.  Wakame kelp is particularly beneficial as an anti-aging ingredient.

Kelp is seaweed.  Growers are not allowed to use pesticides on seaweed and there is no reason to do so.  The ocean provides natural protection against bugs and the weeds are prolific.  They grow fast and require little, if any, tending.

So, you shouldn’t have to pay a lot for an organic natural skin care cream containing avocado or wakame extracts.  Companies sometimes charge extra just because they claim to include organics.  The only way to really be sure is to buy from a company that you trust, but comparing prices will give you an idea of who is overcharging and who is not.

When it comes to the oils included in organic natural skin care products, you want to look for cold-pressed varieties.  Chemical solvents can be used to extract oils from grape seeds, Shea nuts and olive pits.  Cold pressed varieties are extracted mechanically.  No chemical solvents are used.

Cold pressed olive oil is referred to as extra virgin.  In other cases, the label or the manufacturer’s information will simply indicate that the oils are cold pressed.

Since the oils come from seeds, pits or nuts, there is no reason to pay extra for so-called organics.  If pesticides were used, there would be no way they could end up in the oils.

Honey is often included in organic natural skin care cleansers, night creams, body lotions and eye gels.  The risk of chemical contaminants in honey is a real one.  As bees gather pollen, chemicals stick to their legs and are carried back to the hive where they end up in the comb.

Finding out where the honey comes from is helpful.  If the hives are located in heavily populated and polluted locations, there is no way a company can ensure that it is not contaminated.

A New Zealand mono-floral variety called Manuka honey is the best choice for organic natural skin care products.  The hives are located on the tip of the South Island and surrounded by parkland.  Lots of good skincare solutions come out of New Zealand.  You might want to learn more about them.

Be sure to read our page on the best natural skin care products. It is frequently updated and contains information on our #1 recommended product line.

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One Response to “Choosing Organic Natural Skin Care Without Breaking the Bank”

  1. smilinggreenmom Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Great info! I use a local honey that I really love and actually did not ever think of chemicals ending up in it from sticking. I also use olive oil all the time for my facials at home (as well as honey) and always use extra virgin. The only other thing that I do regularly is take my Vidazorb OPC age defense probiotic which I just love! It is so important to know where ingredients are coming from so we can make healthy choices.