Natural & Organic Skin Care Products Labelling
BE AWARE of Natural & Organic labeling. Those are two words that many companies have found to do miracles for their marketing strategy. A lot of people ask me if MD GLAM @mymdglam products are organic and natural. I did investigate having 100% certified organic products – especially since most of the food I eat is organic and I am very conscious about anything I use in or on my body. However, as I researched organic products, I learned that skin products are very different from food. Unlike food which is kept in the refrigerator and eaten within a few days, most skin products are kept in the bathroom for weeks and months where the conditions in skin products (moist gels or creams, sugars from natural plant ingredients, and warmth) encourage mold and bacterial growth. That is why it is important for them to contain preservatives to prevent these thing from growing. That being said – most of the plant based ingredients in MD GLAM products are organic, but the products themselves are not 100% organic because safety is my number one priority. Also, not only is the definition of “natural” hazy, but the term is loosely regulated, so any cosmetics company can use it to mean whatever they want it to mean. For example, many antioxidants are naturally derived, but by the time they are extracted, purified and processed, they are far from their natural beginnings. Ideally, skincare products should contain a mix of beneficial naturally-derived and synthetic ingredients. When properly formulated, these ingredients work in harmony to give your skin the best that natural and synthetic has to offer, and you’ll see the difference. Please don’t fall into marketing traps when companies use certain terminology to get your attention. I’m very proud that I have created skincare products that are clean and safe. They are free from paraben, sulfate, cruelty, dye, alcohol, petroleum, petrochemicals and no animal testing (Leaping Bunny certified) and contain organic ingredients. As I have said many times, if I wouldn’t feel comfortable using something on my own daughter, I’d never feel comfortable recommending it to anyone!