As more and more consumers become aware of the dangers of toxic chemicals in skin care products, many are now turning to organic skin care products. You probably have been hearing about Argan oil. The beauty industry is raving about this oil nicknamed the “liquid gold from Morocco”. This oil has also been called a miracle oil and Moroccan miracle oil.
Argan Oil is a True Organic Oil
The liquid gold from Morocco is packed with nutrients that benefit the skin. It contains a high amount of unsaturated essential fatty acids which of course help keep the skin hydrated and protected from damage. Essential fatty acids are also effective in preventing signs of skin aging. Vitamin E is another nutrient that the oil is loaded with and you probably know or have heard time and time again that Vitamin E is highly beneficial to the skin.
The Power of Argan Oil
Do you know how Vitamin E benefits your skin? Vitamin E is an antioxidant which protects and repairs the skin. An antioxidant is a chemical that neutralises the oxidative effects of free radicals. Free radicals when it oxidises produce molecules that damage the skin’s collagen which results to dryness of the skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E steps in and prevents such damage from happening. The Argan oil is loaded with other nutrients that are beneficial to the skin such as phenols, Squalene and other antioxidants.
Be Wary of Marketing Hypes
However one should be very careful when picking out a skin care product or cosmetic product that says no chemical or organic. Skin care product manufacturers are now using the terms natural and organic in their products just so their products sell. Numerous skin care products do have valuable ingredients in them but if one takes a good look at the labels one can find that these products contain formula and ingredients that have not been tested alone let alone when mixed with other ingredients used in those products.
Names Too Difficult to Pronounce
New chemicals have been introduced in the market in recent years and safety research institutes have found it hard to keep up with testing these new chemicals. Since there are no existing regulations on advertising organic skin care products it is not a far cry that many companies would lie to the consumers in advertising their products as being natural, organic or chemical free. If you want to know how really natural or organic a skin care product is, read its labels. If there are listed in the label names that are quite difficult to pronounce then chances are these names are chemicals.
Natural and Organic Labels
When a label mentions “natural” it is something that is close to nature. When one mentions certified organic ingredients it means that the ingredients have been raised, harvested, processed, stored and packaged organically topped with an audit trail of the entire life of the material. Companies or manufacturers who take the trouble to have their products get a certified organic label are definitely conscious of the energy and carbon foot print involved in developing their products.
It is best to go for products that are certified organic and complete with the logo of a governing body that is reputable. By doing so, you are saving yourself from being exposed to harmful ingredients.