What are the points when choosing organic skin care?
When choosing skincare products,
I try to choose ingredients that are plant-based and use organic as much as possible.
Organic certification bodies include ECOCERT and COSMOS in Europe, and USDA in the United States, and have strict standards.
By the way, in ECOCERT (Organic Cosmetic Certification),
■ At least 95% of natural ingredients used ■ At least 95% of plant ingredients must be organic ■ Chemical ingredients must be less than 5% of the finished product ■ Genetically modified, irradiated, and prohibited chemical substances Prohibition of
There are strict standards such as
However, in Japan, while there is no standard, there are quite a few products that are called natural or organic because they contain natural ingredients even though they contain many chemically synthesized ingredients.
Based on these things, even if it is advertised as additive-free cosmetics, we check all ingredient lists and choose those that are harmless.
We also make sure that it does not contain the following chemicals:
■ Substances that are toxic to the human body - BHT (dibutylhydroxytoluene), BHA (butylhydroxyanisole), methyl cellosolve, etc.
■ Toxic to the environment - oxybenzone, octinoxate, etc.
■ Substances that affect hormones - phthalates, parabens, phenoxyethanol, etc.
■ Carcinogenic substances - formaldehyde, polyethylene glycol, hydroquinone, etc.
As for fragrances, I don't choose those that use chemicals.
Choose essential oils, certified organic and naturally derived.
In skin care, when you apply it, it's close to your nose, so it's easy to notice the fragrance that is not naturally derived and makes you feel sick.
Also, the skin is not strong, so it becomes red.
It's something you apply to your face every day, so it's a good idea to check what's inside when you buy it.
On this site, we will introduce things that are good to use in clean products.
*This article is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.