Why Organic Skincare?
With so much skincare choice available these days you may be wondering, "why choose organic?" Does it really matter? Are there health benefits?
Organic living is a holistic approach to health, and comprises so much more than food - the natural grown products we use on our skin, and the way in which they are manufactured, are just as important. Skincare specialists Neals Yard who have the world’s largest collection of Soil Association certified, organic health and beauty products, follow the "Precautionary Principle – a social responsibility to protect the public from exposure to harm. This means you won’t find parabens, GMOs, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances or colors, or anything else we believe could cause you or the planet harm in any of our products. Instead you will find lots of lovely pure natural and organic ingredients."
According to Nutritional Composition of Organic Crop Foods, the Newcastle University-led study, their results include:
Production method affects quality This new analysis is the most extensive and reliable to date and clearly supports the view that the quality of food is influenced by the way it is produced.
More of the good, less of the bad Organic crops and processed foods (such as bread, baby food, fruit juice and wine) have more desirable antioxidants/(poly)phenolics and less potentially harmful cadmium, nitrogen and pesticide residues than their non-organic counterparts.
Health benefits Plant antioxidants and (poly)phenolics are of scientific interest due to strong evidence of beneficial effects on human health, including potential protection against cancers, diabetes and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
Reduction in pesticides Organic food consumption can reduce exposure to synthetic pesticide residues. This study found that the frequency of occurrence of detectable pesticide residues was four times higher in conventionally produced rather than organic crops.
Organic IS different The new study, therefore, clearly shows that there are meaningful nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food.
Neals Yard goes on to state what this means for their consumers, "The Soil Associations' specific Health & Beauty standards allow for the use of innovative naturally-derived ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, plant meristem cells and peptides - allowing us to create certified organic skincare with premium performance. Our clinical trials, conducted in compliance with the World Medical Association declaration of Helsinki and with the Colipa Guidelines, show just how effective our ground-breaking certified organic formulations are. Our Frankincense Intense collection is a perfect example and proof organic works!"
We Believe in Organic Beauty
"This means beauty made with organically grown natural ingredients, with all their beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and without the synthetic chemicals found in other skincare that we believe could do you or the planet harm." Neals Yard