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Using Organic Cosmetics

By: James Murray-White - Updated: 17 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
Organic Cosmetics Flourishing Market

Part of the appeal of organic cosmetics is that along with the ethos of using organically produced materials the product will usually be made without any cruelty to animals. This has been a big issue for many consumers for many years, and the sheer insanity of testing cosmetic products on animals has lost several big cosmetic companies many customers.

In addition to this, many women talk of the sheer pleasure of using products on their face and body that have been naturally grown and processed. This is similar to the experience of eating organic food or eating non-organic food: one has been produced specifically to gain the maximum natural nutritional value, and one has been enhanced with additives.

Many unpleasant and unnecessary chemicals go into non-organic cosmetics, from lime through to sulphates, parabens (which comes from aluminium) and petroleum derivatives or petrochemicals, crop up in most skin creams and potions. Making the essential component of the item of cosmetic is one part of this process; giving it colour is another, and many items are stuffed with different chemicals for several different reasons.

Organic Cosmetic Options

From lipstick, to mascara, to skin cream and moisturiser, all these cosmetics and beauty products are now made organically, and should be a ‘must try’ purchase for every woman who cares about the environment as well as their looks and skin quality.

There are several companies, which have been producing organic or natural cosmetics for as long as the cosmetics industry has been around, and there are other, newer companies that have developed since the growth of the organic market in the last few years.

All these companies offer fresh and exciting products, with new variations on the types of products offered by the non-organic, and often non-natural cosmetic companies. Who wouldn’t want to use organic witch-hazel, tea tree, peppermint, orange, rose and other various organic herbs and plant extracts on their skin? Who wouldn’t want to use a natural colouring agent on their lips, eyebrows or skin, instead of an artificial chemical equivalent?

Cosmetics and Packaging

Many consumers are also turning to companies that produce organic chemicals because they use either less packaging, or are sourcing and using packaging that has been recycled or can be recycled easily.

Some companies manufacturing organic products are so determined not to produce environmentally damaging packaging, that they encourage customers to return it to them once the product is used. They reward customers who do this with money off vouchers for their next purchase.

Finding Organic Cosmetic Products

As with many areas of the flourishing organic marketplace, to find the widest range of organic cosmetic products, the Internet is the best resource. Consumers should also ask in their nearest health food store, or organic shop if there is one in the local area, but some research online will turn up several different retail options.

From eyeliner to mascara, from body glow through to rouge and lipsticks of many a tint and hue, organic cosmetics are out there in the organic marketplace, and waiting for organically-minded consumers to buy them.

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