Here are some things to look
out for when you're shopping for the best natural skin care lines...
Radio, TV and magazine advertisements
The industry spends billions of dollars every year trying to convince
you to buy their products. What they say in their ads and their
marketing is not always truthful. If you learn about an organic natural
skin care product through the media, it doesn't mean you shouldn't buy
it. It just means you need to do your homework and check them out. Find
out the truth about the natural skin care product line before you buy.
Endorsements by famous people
Celebrities make a lot of money endorsing products. Companies are
willing to spend a lot on celebrity endorsements because they know it
increases sales. So even if you love the celebrity, you can't just
believe them. Remember, they're getting paid to say all those wonderful
things, even about certified organic skin care products. Again, make
sure you check the facts about the product before you buy.
The product label
This is where the manufacturer tells you what they want you to think
about the product. They spend large amounts of money on designs to make
their product look appealing so you'll want to buy it. Companies use
words like natural and organic to make you think their product truly is
a natural and organic skin care product.
This might surprise you, but the words natural and organic on a product
label do not guarantee that the product is really natural or organic.
Why? For one, natural is not legally defined in the skin care industry.
A skin care product labeled as natural may contain all natural
ingredients, a few natural ingredients or none at all.
Certified organic skin care products.
The term organic has been abused and misused too. There have been no
real organic standards for the skin care industry. The USDA National
Organic Program (NOP) is the only true organic standard for skin care
products. It is the original program for certifying food as organic.
Because of the lack of an organic standard for skin care, cosmetics and
personal care products, the NOP has been certifying these products for
a number of years now as well.
The new OASIS Standard is really only a pseudo-organic standard as it
allows synthetic ingredients not allowed by the NOP standards for food.
The Ecocert standard is another less than organic standard and they
even certify products as organic that don't even meet their low
standards. If you see a natural skin care product certified organic by
OASIS or Ecocert, don't assume it's a good choice. It's likely to
contain synthetic preservatives, ingredients that have been sprayed
with pesticides and herbicides, and petroleum derived ingredients.
Check it out before you buy.
Here's how you can check out all the natural and organic skin care
product brands before you buy...
Read the ingredients list
When you're shopping for natural skin care products, the first thing
you must do is read the ingredients list on the back of the package.
The truth about a product is in the ingredients list. It's not in the
packaging. You won't find it in the ads. Neither is it in the celebrity
endorsements. Everything else on the label is meaningless if the
ingredients aren't healthy. To find the best, healthiest and safest
natural skin care brands, you need to check the ingredients first.
Reading the ingredients list to determine if the natural skin care
product lines you're interested in can be quick and easy. You don't
have to be a cosmetic chemist to figure it out. The work has all been
done for you. Dying To Look Good is an easy-to-use reference you can
carry with you when you shop to easily check out the safety of the
It's written in plain, understandable language that classifies
ingredients in skin care products according to safety and lists
products that are safe and healthy to use. If you check the ingredients
on all product labels before you buy with the list of ingredients in
Dying To Look Good, you'll be able to confidently choose products that
are truly good for you.