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A BIOlogical beauty


1 September 2017

Whether it is facial, body or hair care: natural cosmetics is gaining more and more popularity with the consumer. The figures support this trend: by 2018, the turnover of the global market for organic and natural cosmetics is expected to reach 9 billion euros in France. Organic raw materials, sustainable sourcing and ecological thinking not only play an important role among manufacturers, but they also challenge consumer awareness. But what are the conditions that the products must fulfill to obtain the designation "organic cosmetics" and what advantages do they have compared to the traditional products? This is only one of the questions that beautypress is going to answer.

What is natural cosmetics?

Although the term "natural cosmetics" still lacks a true legal definition, the products nevertheless meet certain specific requirements. First, they are not tested on animals, their ingredients come from a sustainable and fair trade of raw materials and are of natural origin. Subsequently, natural cosmetics are generally free from additives such as paraffins, petroleum derivatives, mineral oils and synthetic preservatives. Finally, whether it is a real herbal product or not, it is the presence of a quality label that will indicate the nature of the product to the consumer.

 Is organic cosmetics better than conventional cosmetics?

Organic cosmetics brings several benefits at once. For example, many herbal products are more suitable for sensitive skin. The quality of the ingredients is generally very high. Many consumers are otherwise confused about the use of hormone-based ingredients in conventional products. Indeed, organic cosmetics refuses to use these.

Can organic cosmetics cause allergies?

The risk of allergies is higher in people who are sensitive to certain natural ingredients. For example, the use of essential oils is often pointed at. However, natural products are generally well tolerated by our bodies.

What about the sustainability of herbal cosmetics?

In general, natural cosmetics are more conducive to the formation of microorganisms that cause its deterioration. Those who use natural cosmetics should know the following rules:

Observe the expiry date

Use a product as soon as possible after opening

Store at room temperature

Protect from direct sunlight

What do you need to know when switching to natural cosmetics?

Sometimes, the skin requires a little time to adapt to natural substances. Irritations or impurities may occur during the transition to organic products. Usually these skin reactions disappear two to six weeks after the first application. Otherwise, it may be an allergy and you should stop using it.