Posted by: sakalaradiance | November 25, 2009

Insights Into Organic Skin Care

Let’s get real…

What to look for in organic skin care

By now, most of us have come to embrace the organic movement — organic food, organic products, even organic clothing.  Yes, everywhere we turn, it appears we are finding new ways to commune with nature and the beauty industry is no exception.  So, here’s what you need to know about organic skin care. 

The Appetite for Organic

We know that eating organic food has tremendous benefits.  It provides the purest form of the nutrients we need, while minimizing the risks associated with preservatives, pesticides and other artificial ingredients.  Our skin is the largest living organ of our body.  Why not feed it, the way we feed our stomachs?   If we are to take a holistic approach to well-being, ultimately, what we put on our bodies is as important as what we put in our bodies. 

Is Organic Skin Care Really more Effective? 

When done right, it absolutely can be.  It’s the same principle behind taking a vitamin or eating nutrient-rich foods.  Your body is able to metabolize over 80% of the Vitamin C in an orange versus less than 40% of a Vitamin C taken in a tablet.  The more fillers, synthetic materials or artificial ingredients a product has, the less potent it is and the less of the active ingredients your body absorbs.   By and large, our bodies naturally produce most of what we need to survive and thrive.  The more natural alternatives we incorporate in our daily routine, the more benefits we derive.  

Too Much of a Good Thing? 

Be careful when evaluating products that claim to be “100% organic” or “all natural.”  The labeling requirements can be confusing.  In fact, companies can actually claim to be 100% natural even if only 94% of the ingredients are, in fact, organic.  What’s more, products that are 100% all natural may not necessarily be safer or more effective.  Ask about the product’s “stability” – or the ability of the ingredients to stay bound together over time and be sure to check the expiration date on the label.  The average shelf life of a liquid or cream product without a stable preservative is usually less than 90 days.  After that, they can become rancid and a breeding ground for germs. 

Striking the Right Balance

Based on the centuries-old Ayurvedic tradition, DoshaCare is a new line of customizable skin care that is tailored to each person’s unique Dosha (or personal constitution/skin type).  It not only incorporates the teachings of Ayurveda (learn more about Ayurveda below), but is 98% natural – yes, 98%, not 100%.  These products are as free of synthetic ingredients as possible while still preserving effectiveness, safety and aesthetic appeal. The products include 98% natural and organic ingredients, contain no phalates, parabens, artificial colors or aromas and meet Vegan and fair trade standards.

What is Ayurveda? 

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old natural healing system originating in the ancient traditions of India.  Considered one of the leading forms of holistic medicine now available in the West, Ayurveda addresses all the factors that influence the quality of our lives, addressing the interlocking relationship between mind, body and spirit.

DoshaCare products are a Western translation of this Ayurvedic philosophy, combining the wisdom and inspiration of Eastern traditions with the best of Western science to inspire healthy lifestyle choices and promote a holistic approach to beauty and well-being.  In helping each of us re-discover our own perfection, DoshaCare users achieve authentic beauty that radiates from the inside out for inner peace, outer health and ageless living.  For more information on DoshaCare, please visit www.doshacare.com.

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