Cookies on fushi.co.uk
Organic beauty products ’popular because of concerns about harsh chemicals’
The popularity of organic beauty products has grown in part because of concerns over the presence of harsh chemicals in many cleansers, toners and moisturisers.
This is the opinion of freelance beauty editor Zara Stone Rabinowicz, who pointed out: "Organic skincare has been on people's radar for some time now, with many people choosing to go the natural route as they are worried about what they are using in their skincare.
"Recent stories about toxic ingredients in some beauty products - like nail varnish and the Keratin blow dry - have made people more likely to go the organic route," she noted.
While not everyone will find switching to natural beauty products improves their complexion, those with easily irritated skin are most likely to benefit.
"People with sensitive skin may find organic products kinder on their skin, but for the most part, the benefits are all in the individual products themselves and can't be classed as a whole," Zara added.
And with Earth Day being held around the world this Sunday (April 22nd), what could be better than to ditch the products that make your skin flare up and instead opt for cleansers containing naturally derived ingredients that don't have such a damaging effect on the environment as artificially created chemicals?
If you're feeling generous, you could treat a friend to eco-friendly gifts in the form of organic skincare products. Fushi's cold pressed coconut oil is fair trade and sourced from micro community projects in Samoa, as well as being certified organic by the Soil Association.
Meanwhile, research from the Fairtrade Foundation last month revealed that women in the UK are more likely than men to invest in ethical products, with a survey finding 63 per cent of females believe strongly in the principles of fair trade and other ethical issues.
Posted by Laura Andrews
- Wholefood Beauty Totale for Skin Hair Nails and UV protectionAs low as £16.00
- Skin, Hair & Nails Herbal Tincture Blend 100mlAs low as £20.00
- De-stress Skullcap & Lemon Balm Herbal Tincture Blend 100mlAs low as £20.00
- Carrot Oil for Face Which essential oil is best mix with carrot oil for face and body
- Carrot Oil for Face Hi Praise, Carrot oil, which is a carrier oil does have a slight ability to protect skin from the sun. However, it does not clear sunburn from your face or any of the oils you have mentioned. Coconut oil, Aloe Vera or Calendula oil might help. You can also apply essential oils that help sooth sun burn with either jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. The best essential oils for this would be lavender or peppermint. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Please, can I mix tumeric oil, carrot oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond to clear sunburn on my face
- Shatavari benefits for WomenHi D, indeed there is conflicting information on whether Shatavari can be taken during pregnancy or not. Some studies showed that Shatavari can affect milk supply during lactation, and that Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) has possible teratogenicity so it should be avoided in pregnancy. Other studies showed that Shatavari is an ingredient in most herbal teas which are recommended to be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding. I would recommend that you consult your GP or a qualified herbalist who deals with pregnant women before taking anything, in case you are already taking some supplements/ drugs or herbs to help with your pregnancy.
- Shatavari benefits for WomenHi, there's conflicting information whether this can still be taking during pregnancy. What do you suggest as I use your brand and trying to conceive?
- The Rosehip Oil Diaries- Entry 1Dear Fatima, thank you for your message. For your type of skin Almond oil is ok -- its comedogenic level is 2 out of 5, it means it's not going to clog your pores. If you are looking for something even lower on that scale, you should go for Argan, Rosehip, Grapeseed, Hemp -oil which are 0-1. I hope this helps.