The truth about why you should use natural or organic beauty products

As the largest organ of the body, your skin not only absorbs lots of nutrients, but it can absorb in a number of harmful chemicals as well. It’s important to know the ingredients in your products. However, while it is impractical to go 100% organic, it is possible to choose natural, sustainable products whenever possible. “There is a difference between going natural or organic. Natural products may contain natural ingredients but the natural ingredients may or may not be extracted from organic sources. Organic means that it will be free of artificial fragrances, synthetic additives, pesticides and seeds are not genetically modified,” informs Dr Blossom Kochhar, founder of Aroma Magic.

Look for beauty buys which use natural core ingredients that are responsibly sourced from their country of origin. Dr Kochhar says that to understand the true nature of a product it is very important to check the origin of ingredients other than botanicals.

Here’s our pick of our beauty editor’s favourite natural products that will work wonders and deliver the best results, naturally.

Azafran Organics Multi Fruit Refreshing Facial Mist, Rs.190

Azafran Organics Multi Fruit Refreshing Facial Mist

Lotus Herbals Lemonpure Tumeric Lemon Cleansing Milk, Rs 325

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Aroma Magic AM Lavender ESS Oil, Rs.275

Aroma Magic AM Lavender ESS Oil

Biotique Botanicals Bhringraj Hair Growth Therapeutic Oil, Rs.198

Biotique Botanicals Bhringraj Hair Growth Therapeutic

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem pack, Rs.130

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem pack

Shahnaz Husain Shaeyes Kajal, Rs.246

Shahnaz Husain Shaeyes Kajal

Organic Harvest Fresh Mint Shower Gel, Rs.595

Organic Harvest Fresh Mint Shower Gel