In the world of skincare, organic, natural, and clean skincare are often used interchangeably, but they actually have distinct meanings. Understanding these differences can help you make informed choices about the products you use on your skin. By the end, you'll have a clearer picture of what each term means and how it can impact your skincare routine.
Products made with materials from organic farming methods are referred to as organic skincare. Synthetic chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are categorically forbidden in organic farming. Instead, to nourish the soil and encourage plant growth, natural techniques like crop rotation, composting, and biological pest control are used.
The use of synthetic chemicals including parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and artificial perfumes is minimized in organic skincare products. They place a high priority on using organically grown natural components like plant-based oils, essential oils, and botanical extracts.
The term “natural skincare” is pretty vague. Although the term "natural" is not widely regulated or defined, it can be used loosely and may still include synthetic or chemically processed ingredients. Some brands may obtain certifications or follow particular rules to guarantee the authenticity and quality of their natural skincare products. Natural skincare products may still contain allergens or irritants, depending on the specific ingredients used.
Natural skincare products may contain some synthetic ingredients alongside natural ones. These synthetic ingredients could include preservatives, fragrances, or emulsifiers that are not derived from natural sources.
The term "clean skincare" describes products that have been designed with a focus on safety, effectiveness, and transparency. The use of the phrase "clean" in skincare refers to being free of potentially toxic or damaging ingredients, which are frequently present in conventional beauty products. However, some “clean” brands may use synthetic ingredients that are not harmful to humans.
Environmentally friendly, non-irritating, and non-toxic substances are prioritized by clean skincare brands. Parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic scents, and artificial colors are among the components they frequently avoid. Additionally, mineral or petroleum-derived compounds may not be used in clean skincare products.
Why Switch to Organic Skincare?
Check the bottle of any non-organic skin care products and read the ingredientsl. How many ingredients can you recognize? Chances are, you don’t recognize some of these ingredients neither will your body.
Non-organic skin care products contain synthetic, man-made chemicals such as sodium laurel, mineral oils, laureth sulfate, and toxins that could be residues of pesticides. According to studies, thse products can contain mineral oil, parabens (preservatives), petroleum and other chemicals that, with long-term use, can be harmful that may cause skin irritation, hormonal imbalance, organ toxicity, and even cancer.
Certified organic products are naturally occurring ingredients and no synthetic ingredients has been used. More importantly, when you say organic, those ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and GMOs. With that, you can be sure your skin and body absorb only real, natural ingredients that aren't harmful.
In addition, the beauty industry has received backlash for conducting animal testing for its products to ensure that they are safe for human use. Organic products don't need to, because, with natural ingredients, they're safe and harmless! When you use organic skin care products, you are using cruelty-free skin care products and also supporting the move towards abolishing animal testing in the industry.
Pure Culture as Nature and Science-Backed Skincare
We are proud to say that Pure Culture’s products are both made from nature-origin (organic) and nature-identical ingredients. These nature-identical ingredients are scientifically tested and dermatologist approved that are proven effective and harmless to humans.
Pure Culture is a dedicated advocate of clean beauty in the Philippines. With a strong commitment to promoting safe, effective, and environmentally friendly skincare products, Pure Culture has become a trusted name in the local beauty industry. Our award-winning products, the Bulgarian Rose and Wild Algae Line confidently embrace a skincare routine that not only nourishes our clients’ skin but also aligns with the values of sustainability and wellness.
Join Pure Culture in their commitment to clean beauty, and experience the transformative power of skincare that is as pure as it is effective. Happy Clean Beauty Day!