The terms “organic” and “natural” have become all too common on skin care and makeup products, from moisturisers to mascaras..
However, what does this mean for you? What can you expect when a product claims to be “organic” or “natural”?
We’ll delve into all that and more below:
What do "natural" and "organic" mean?
Their supposed meaning..
Natural: Generally, natural ingredients are derived (in whole or in part) from natural sources, with no synthetic compounds.
Organic: Organic ingredients are supposedly plant-sourced ingredients, cultivated without the use of any synthetic chemicals, pesticides, etc.
BUT.. problem is whether the products are actually made according to claims are another matter altogether, given the lack of regulations. And even if claims are true, they could be worded in a very misleading manner. For e.g. a product with 5% natural ingredients can claim to be “Made with natural ingredients”.
Are there really no regulations at all?
Most countries around the world, don’t regulate organic claims for skin care products. There are organisations like ECOCERT and USDA which have their own standards for classifying whether a product qualifies as organic. However, other companies can also come up with their own set of guidelines on what constitutes “organic” and charge for their seal of approval. So any brand can label their products “organic” as long as they’re willing to pay for the certification.
Ok, however is natural, organic skin care more effective or better for your skin?
You might think that synthetic ingredients are bad and that natural, organic ingredients are what you should go for. Unfortunately the truth is not as simple as that.
Truth is there are good and bad ingredients in both categories. Something synthetic doesn’t automatically make it bad, similarly something natural doesn’t automatically make it good.
Instead what you should go for are well formulated products (even better if they’re formulated for your skin concerns).
Medik8 products are designed with green chemistry techniques that is kind to your skin and to the environment. At the same time, they contain the active ingredients in innovative delivery methods that have been scientifically proven to deliver you results!