Organic Cosmetics: Myths and Reality
Proven facts about the means with the prefix organic.
Neither the individual components nor the final product are tested on our smaller brothers. Of the animal ingredients are allowed only bee products and lactic acid. Neither the bees nor the cows remain alive and healthy. Even glycerin and collagen are made from vegetable oils and wheat proteins.
TRUTH:
NO ANIMAL WILL SUFFER

Remember school chemistry course? "Organic compounds are carbon compounds with other elements." That is, organic matter has nothing to do with the world of pistils and stamens. Nowadays, the term "organic" means that the plant is grown and processed under certain conditions. However, this does not affect the final product. On the official website of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a spokesman for Joan Schaeffer explains: "... people should not consider an organic mark on cosmetics, including the USDA Organic badge, to be proof of their effectiveness or health benefits." This does not mean that organics is harmful. She just does not have supernatural qualities.
MYTH:
ORGANIC MEANS EFFECTIVE, HEALTHY, SAFE.

Plastic decomposes for at least 50 years. Therefore, organic packaging is made from natural materials. Thanks to this, the bottles are easy to recycle or recycle, and not send to the bottom of the world's oceans.
TRUTH:
"GREEN" BRANDS CARE NOT ONLY ABOUT THEIR OWN PROFITS.
Potential allergens are found among both chemical and natural components. Many plant extracts do cause allergies, irritate the skin, clog pores, destroy collagen fibers, and increase sensitivity to the sun. These include essential oils, rose, mint, angelica, spices, citrus, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, oak bark and spruce needles, sandalwood. However, do not throw your favorite organic cream, if it contains any of these extracts. All individually, and if you do not notice unpleasant symptoms, continue to use.

Also, some manufacturers of "green" cosmetics claim that all other plant extracts contain pesticides. And pesticides, in turn, penetrate the skin, causing harm to it. In fact, after processing and sterilization, there is not a trace of fertilizer on the plants. Therefore, the main thing is that any product, organic or not, meets quality standards.
MYTH:
ONLY CHEMICAL INGREDIENTS CAUSE ALLERGIES.
Growing plants occurs without the participation of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, radiation, GMOs. The soil should not be cultivated by them for at least three years before cultivation. Within a radius of several hundred kilometers should not be factories and plants. This ensures the purity of the raw materials, the environment, as well as the safety of the health of the harvest. What kind of cabbage will be harmless and tastier: grown on a country garden bed or - on a huge field, generously fertilized with pesticides? This analogy is valid in relation to inedible categories.

TRUTH: PESTICIDE-FREE IS BETTER.
Two years ago, an epidemic of E. coli occurred in Europe. Bean sprouts contaminated with bacteria, grown on an organic farm in Germany, caused the death of four dozen people. Yes, they used sprouts as a food, not a cosmetic product. But the tragic incident reminds that the certificate certifying the naturalness of the product has nothing to do with the certificate confirming its safety. As proof of these words, Dr. Linda M. Katz, director of the US Food and Drug Administration, said in an interview with the New York Times in 2007: "Consumers should not think that an organic or natural component / product is safer than its chemical version." .

Many countries, including Russia, have not developed their own policies regarding organic products. The USDA and ECOCERT (an international organization that has established strict standards for natural and organic cosmetics) has a package of regulations approved at the state level. A larger number of companies around the world come up with their own rules and sell certificates. Thus, any brand can label its products as "organic".
MYTH: ORGANIC CERTIFICATE - QUALITY ASSURANCE
So it was at the dawn of the eco-trend. But progress does not stand still. Most organic shampoos and shower gels foam well. The color range of decorative cosmetics has gone beyond the pale tones of red, brown and yellow. Pigments are much brighter and provide long lasting lipstick. Organic producers follow trends, releasing powders with prints, multi-color blush, lip gloss with a push-up effect, BB creams. Susceptible to the set and the air, the natural ingredients are carefully hidden in opaque bottles with a dispenser.

Believe in the benefits of organic cosmetics or not, a personal matter. This does not mean that Gwyneth Paltrow and all other fans of natural cosmetics should switch to synthetics. To use perfumes from essential oils and sacrifice abundant foam for the salvation of the world's oceans is a personal matter. And if you see the effect of the mask, the composition of which will make the party "green" shudder, do not pay attention to the arguments "against". Ultimately, the favorite cream and lipstick, as well as a life partner, we choose with our heart.
TRUTH:
CONSUMER PROPERTIES OF ORGANIC COSMETICS ARE NOT INFERIOR TO TRADITIONAL