Best Natural and Organic Skin Care

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Nov 5, 2019 (14 days and 13 hours ago)

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Believe it or not, “Best Natural skin care” and even “organic skincare” are terms with no real legal meaning. A cream labeled either might still contain nearly 100 percent synthetic ingredients. While we’re in no way against synthetics at Neolaias—clean, for us, is about avoiding potentially toxic ingredients in products, and there are plenty of great, totally safe synthetic ingredients—we’re passionate about transparency. Calling a product “organic” because it contains trace amounts of, say, organic lavender combined with mostly artificial fragrance ingredients is deceptive. Similarly, a serum labeled “natural” that’s made with parables, phthalates, synthetic texturizers, and fragrances is legal but a lie nonetheless.

BEST NATURAL AND ORGANIC SKIN CARE
Believe it or not, “
Best Natural skin care
” and even “organic skincare” are terms with
no real legal meaning. A cream labeled either might still contain nearly 100 percent
synthetic ingredients. While we’re in no way against synthetics at Neolaias—clean, for
us, is about avoiding potentially toxic ingredients in products, and there are plenty of
great, totally safe synthetic ingredients—we’re passionate about transparency. Calling a
product “organic” because it contains trace amounts of, say, organic lavender combined
with mostly artificial fragrance ingredients is deceptive. Similarly, a serum labeled
“natural” that’s made with parables, phthalates, synthetic texturizers, and fragrances is
legal but a lie nonetheless.

Greenwashing — the sort of fake news described above—is rampant in the beauty
industry. It can be as simple as picturing gorgeous green leaves or a ripe-looking
raspberry on a label or in an ad for a product that contains no leaves or raspberries, or
it can be as complex as an ingredient list that looks clean but contains the word
“fragrance,” where beauty companies can legally conceal a laundry list of ingredients
(potentially toxic and not) from the public.
The appeal of an authentically natural or organic product is intuitive: The compounds
that a leaf uses to keep itself green or a raspberry uses to stay red and juicy can have
real benefits on our skin. At Neolaia, we value the antioxidant power of certain plants,
the naturally occurring moisture content of others, and the beneficial acids or minerals
in others. Products made with mostly plants or only plants—without the fillers and
texturizers of many conventional products—contain more of that great plant material
we’re all so attracted to.
We also value the intangible benefits of plant ingredients: Plants have been used for
both mystical and medicinal purposes for centuries, and we love the sometimes
mysterious aspects of traditional medicine and spirituality that come into play.
But most of all, we’re for transparency and vehemently opposed to greenwashing in any
form. Knowing your ingredients and reading labels is one way to avoid greenwashed
products. Shopping at clean-only retailers, like Neolaia, Credo, Onda, or Follain; buying
only brands you know to be completely clean; or checking a product’s rating on ewg.org
before you buy are all good options, too. If organic is important to you, look for the
USDA Organic seal (it’s on all our Neolaias by Juice Beauty skincare). If natural-only is
your priority, read labels carefully and get to know your ingredients.
Many of our favorite brands make incredible stuff with natural skin-care and/or
organic skin-care ingredients. Their stories are often amazing, so we’ve highlighted
some below, along with our all-time must-have products from each.
Thank you