Organic skincare products versus regular skincare products

One of you wrote….


“I am drawn to organic products whose ingredient list I can read and understand – such as those that use natural oils. I’m often distrustful of ingredient lists that read like an alien language. I worry that perhaps the isolated chemicals in some products will be found to have considerable health impacts down the track. Is this fear misplaced or naive? Like most consumers I simply want the safest, most effective and value-for-money product on the market. I often wonder if organic products hide ineffectiveness behind labels of ‘pure’ and ‘natural’. Have you found this to be the case? Thank you for your website – it really is an incredible information resource! Kind regards, Elle Australia.”


Well said, Elle!  This area is evolving and many of the natural/organic products are sadly not very effective.  I would say most of us want more organic, a decent price, and effectiveness ………..and we’re just not there quite yet.  I do like and use the Eminence line of organic products, and I am currently researching some other lines.


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