Products featuring natural and organic ingredients are becoming more popular, reveals Joel Schlessinger MD.

Organic foods and household products are now available in many super markets and drug stores across the country. Because these items are made without harsh chemicals, more and more people are switching out their everyday products with natural formulas. The same goes for skin care, according to Joel Schlessinger MD. In this presentation, he explains the difference between natural and organic products and why they are beneficial.

Many conventional cleansers, creams and treatments contain chemicals and toxins that irritate sensitive skin and cause damage. Natural and organic items avoid these ingredients and replace them with natural alternatives that do not aggravate the complexion.

How are natural and organic products different? Joel Schlessinger MD answers.

Not all natural skin care lines are equal. To be considered a natural product, the formula must simply contain ingredients that are derived from sources such as plants and minerals. The use of “natural” on a label is not regulated by any organization so be wary of products that claim to have natural formulas.

Organic products have been certified by the USDA or other organization to contain a minimum of 95% organically produced ingredients. The formulas are free of synthetic chemicals, genetically modified substances and harsh additives. These items will often display the USDA or organization seal.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends brands that avoid harmful ingredients.

When searching for a safe and healthy skin care brand, it is important to do extensive research and find out which manufacturers meet organic or natural qualifications. One brand that is certified by the USDA and other international organizations is Eminence Organic Skin Care. This brand is free of parabens, mineral oils and other harmful ingredients. You can also try the Dr. Hauschka line which features cosmetics, skin and hair care products made with plant extracts.

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Posted Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 3:32 pm
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