When you look good, you feel good. We’ve all heard that before. Most of the country agrees with this as well. In fact, an increased focus on wellness has resulted in more than 179 million people in America visiting spas in 2016 alone. People all over the country are buying products that will increase their health and wellness, including new skin and beauty products.
These products may be good for the skin, but are they good for the environment?
More and more, consumers are becoming concerned with their beauty regimen’s impact on the environment. They are researching the products that they use and are making a switch if they feel that their choices are not so eco-friendly. In fact, consumers are 58% more likely to buy products and services if they are aware of their impact on nature and society.
What exactly are eco-friendly products? They are typically considered organic products. To be USDA certified organic, the product must be made of 95% or more organic ingredients derived from plant sources. These ingredients must be grown without pesticides, bio engineered genes, or petroleum-based fertilizers. Natural products are also often made from natural sources without synthetic compounds added.
But not only are these products better for the environment, they might also be better for your skin, your style, and your health! Here are some benefits of using these products outside of their environmental impact.
Natural and organic ingredients smell way better than synthetic materials. Plus, you actually know what you’re getting based on the name of the product, so that natural rose cream actually has real rose water in it. After you start using the products regularly, you will definitely notice the difference.
Many drugstore brand products actually dry out your skin, even if they advertise “moisturizing” agents. The products should say “sulfate-free” and that is typically only seen with natural products.
Organic, natural products will actually save you money in the long run if you choose the right brands. Organic products are often significantly less expensive than synthetic luxury or designer brand cosmetics at the department store. Organic products also tend to last much longer than other products, so you will find yourself replacing your products much less often.
Switching to organic products can change your life. They smell better, they are less expensive, they improve your skin, and they are much better for the environment. Make the switch today to improve your life and lessen your footprint on this earth.