An Honest Chat about Organic Skincare

21 February, 2017

kelsey

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  • This ‘natural’ conversation always reminds me of all these crazy people who think sugar kills so give up on white sugar and then put a handful of dates in all their meals… I mean… Hate to break it to them, but fruits are basically sugar and water? 🙂 I know that it is healthier in balance, but as soon as some people abandon white sugar, they seem to think they can consume all other types without consequences.

    • There is a difference between refined white sugar and fructose. That’s why diabetics can have fruit, but not sugar.

      • Of course there is; but at the same time you cannot have half a kilogram of dates per cake and call it healthy. There needs to be balance in what you eat, taking things out and not replacing them properly is as dangerous as keeping them in.

        • I will agree to disagree. Refined sugar is bad regardless of how much of it you end up having – a teaspoon or a pound, while, say, xylitol is actually good for the teeth and oral health in general. There are so many great alternative sweeteners these days that are less harmful for the body, I’m surprised people still eat refined sugar at all. Kind of like smoking. Zero benefits, and temporary satisfaction is not worth a lifetime of struggle.

          • I don’t actually eat sugar myself 🙂 The point U was trying to make was not against sugar subs too – it was more about the fact that too much of anything can be poisonous and one should strive for balance more than just for mindless following of some golden rules or trends 🙂
            (I agree on smoking too, btw, I spent a lifetime trying ti get my dad off it and now that he quit, I am trying to un-sugar him too)

          • Thank you guys for talking about this so respectively 🙂 I’ve been silently creeping on it all morning LOL I always think it’s discussions like these that help us learn new things and see new opinions.

            PS I did a month of no sugar (aside from natural occuring sugars) was soooo tough, but so eye opening about how much sugar I consume.

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    Amen to all of this! I use both a mixture of organic and non-organic, because that’s what works best for my skin, it’s all about balance!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

    • I’m so glad you liked the post Paige 🙂 Skincare can be so tricky, so yep – balance it is! xo

  • I LOVE this! Whenever I am looking into new skincare (because I am obsessed and have a problem…), I think back to our conversations in college. I want to keep things natural, but embrace the benefits that science has given us! Again, it’s got to be about that balance 🙂 great post!

    – Sydney
    http://www.mountaingirlygirl.com

    • Thank you thank you Syd! I almost didn’t post it because I was worried I sounded like I was a pedastool of my own opinions. LOL I totally forgot about our long chats til now 🙂 Totally miss those days! xo

  • Becomingtashh

    this is so informative!! Absolutely refreshing to see! I always prefer to research items rather than be scared by them. Everything requires balance I feel.

    Tash / becomingtashh.com

  • I love the “if you can’t pronounce it, Google it” advice. Understanding is the most important part!

  • I love using and/or making my own organic skincare. That way I know exactly what’s going on my skin. That being said, I do still use non-organic products if I know they already work well with my skin

    Elizabeth
    19 by Chance | 1415

  • Love this post! It’s so refreshing to get some background info as I really need to pay more attention to the products I am using on my face – I feel like I don’t even know what is in my skincare products half the time :/

    xx

    Imogen
    http://www.faux-silk.com

  • I love how passionate you are about skincare and it really comes across with every skincare post you write. I’m still pondering whether or not to buy an oil and which one to buy, because my skin is so sensitive and I;m intolerant to a lot of supposedly ‘good’ ingredients for you skin.. I’m going to keep looking and hopefully I’ll find the perfect one soon 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • I loved reading this post! I just recently went through all of my skincare and makeup products and decided to get rid of more than 80% of it. The few items that made the cut were either organic or were paraben-free and cruelty free. I will definitely start Googling ingredients before I decide they aren’t safe. Thank you!