Natural vs Organic Explained
Are you confused about the difference between Natural vs Organic skincare? You're not alone. In the beauty industry, these terms are often used interchangeably, when in fact they mean two very different things.
What does Natural really mean?
Natural skincare products are those that contain ingredients that occur naturally in the environment. This can include plant extracts, minerals, and other natural substances. Natural skincare products may also be made with synthetic ingredients, as long as those ingredients are derived from natural sources. An example of an ingredient that is often used in skincare but can't "technically" be classified as organic would be clay. Why, is organic clay just a marketing ploy? Well, because it's a naturally occurring substance from the earth. Make sense? Let's go a bit deeper.
What does Organic really mean?
Organic skincare products are those that contain ingredients that are certified organic. In order to be certified organic, a product must meet certain standards set by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). These standards ensure that the product is made with ingredients that have been grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals.
Here are some of the benefits of using organic skincare products:
- They are free of harmful chemicals and toxins.
- They are typically gentle on the skin.
- They are environmentally friendly.
- They are more effective than synthetic skincare products.
How about Merigold?
At Merigold, we have a high standard for both the ingredients we use in our products and the morals we uphold as a company. We believe that taking care of the whole person means using ingredients that are nourishing and beneficial to our health, rather than using harmful chemicals and pesticides. With so many products on the market already containing potentially harmful ingredients, we go the extra mile to make sure that everything we put into our products is something we can stand by. In addition to being selective about our ingredients, we also have a strong moral compass guiding our business decisions. We believe in being honest and transparent with our customers, and we refuse to take part in marketing ploys that mislead people. Our goal is to create products that make people feel good inside and out, and we’re committed to upholding these standards every step of the way.
What should you choose?
So, which type of skincare is right for you? The answer depends on your personal preferences and needs. If you're looking for a product that is made with all-natural ingredients, then natural skincare is a good option for you. However, if you're looking for a product that is certified organic and free of harmful chemicals, then organic skincare is the way to go.
No matter which type of skincare you choose, be sure to read the label carefully to make sure that it meets your personal standards. And always consult with a dermatologist or other skin care professional if you have any questions or concerns about which product is right for you.
So, there you have it! Natural skincare products are those that contain ingredients that occur naturally in the environment, while organic skincare products are those that contain ingredients that are certified organic. Both types of skincare have their own benefits and drawbacks, so it's important to choose the one that best meets your needs.