There are a large number of products on the market which claim to be pure and free of any harmful chemicals or toxins. Some products claim to be botanical skincare, organic skincare, or holistic skin care products. Many of these products are very similar, safe, and effective but if you don’t know the difference in what the terms mean you may find that you are not happy with the products you choose.
A product can be a botanical skin care product and organic as well, but not all botanical products are organic. A botanical product is plant-based. Organic products are plant-based as well, although some may be animal-based as well. However, you need to be aware that any product can include toxic ingredients unless it is labeled organic. It must be free of harmful chemical ingredients, and the plants used to make the products must also be free of harmful chemicals such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Why is it so important to have products which are all-natural and which are free of harmful chemicals? It is because the skin can absorb toxins and harmful chemicals through it. Have you seen stop-smoking patches or motion sickness patches? These patches use a medication delivery system that causes the medications to enter the body through the skin.
In addition to avoiding the use of harmful chemicals, it is easier for the skin to absorb nutrients and beneficial elements from skincare products when the ingredients are as close to their natural state as possible. With every refining process a product goes through it loses some of its effectiveness and potency.
Often processes such as heating or cooking a product will destroy much of its medicinal value. Organic products try to make sure that the products are as whole and untouched as possible by processing methods. They often do not use preservatives since many commercial preservatives can have negative effects on your health.
If you want to use botanical skin care products, you should know that you are on the right track. You need to make sure you go one step further and select products that are organic, pure, and unaltered to get the best skin refinement results possible.