With information at our fingertips, consumers are making more knowledgeable purchase decisions when it comes to what they’re putting on their skin. The demand for clean beauty products and clean ingredients are on the rise as consumers learn how to decipher labels, checking for irritating ingredients like SLSs or propylene glycol. Many companies offer “clean beauty” or "organic" but what do these terms actually mean? Let’s dig deeper to find out what clean beauty is, the difference between clean beauty and organic skin care and what beauty products are safe to apply.
What Is Clean Beauty vs Organic?
Clean beauty is a phrase in the beauty industry meaning products that are free from toxic ingredients, synthetic chemicals and any ingredients that could irritate your skin. Ingredients include parabens, sodium lauryl sulphates (SLSs) or phthalates. Clean beauty can also refer to companies that take the environment’s wellbeing into consideration during the development, manufacturing and selling of their products. However, the definition can become a little complicated in that there is no governing body to regulate whether a company is allowed to put that label on their packaging. Neither does it indicate a set list of ingredients that you can and cannot use. It's best to think of clean beauty as a movement of sorts starting from a desire to become mindful about what we put on our skin. Clean beauty consumers are also interested in their health and well-being and in supporting green and cruelty-free brands.
In comparison, if you see products with "certified organic" on their ingredients label, you know this is a regulated term. Of all the beauty industry terms, certified organic is the most regulated term by the FDA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. Certified organic ingredients are grown using organic farming methods that refrain from using synthetic fertilizers, artificial fertilizers and pesticides.
How To Choose Clean Beauty And Organic Beauty Products
By supporting brands that are clean or organic, you're encouraging businesses to manufacture safe, effective products that are made with the environment in mind. When deciding which skin care to purchase, we recommend reading all the ingredients to the best of your ability. If you’d like to learn more about ingredients to avoid in skin care, read our complete guide. Also, patch test new beauty products before applying them to your whole face to see if you have a reaction.
As mentioned, Eminence Organics is a brand that sources natural, organic and Biodynamic® ingredients. The farmers and manufacturers we work with ensure that no harsh chemicals are added, in an effort to formulate the healthiest solutions for your skin. We're proud to say our products are free of animal by-products, petroleum, propylene glycol, harmful fragrances and colorants, sodium lauryl sulfates and parabens.
Organic Beauty Product Recommendations
The following products are from our Beyond Organic Collection featuring organic, pure products, crafted with Biodynamic® ingredients. All our Beyond Organic products are clinically-tested and proven to be hypoallergenic as well as certified over 95% organic, including up to 95% Biodynamic® ingredients. Biodynamic ingredients are three times more nutrient rich than regular ingredients.
Facial Recovery Oil
This luxurious facial oil is nicknamed “liquid gold.” With a blend of organic botanicals like nourishing olive oil, clary sage oil and ylang ylang, this potent solution helps renew sensitive and aging skin, and improves hydration to reveal your healthiest glow!
Lemon Grass Cleanser
This hypoallergenic cleanser is suited to sensitive or dehydrated skin. Sunflower, flax seed and olive oil work together to cleanse impurities from your skin. Sunflower is rich in vitamins to reduce the visible signs of aging, while eucalyptus oil tones and tightens the appearance of the complexion.
Cornflower Recovery Serum
This multi-tasking serum deeply penetrates to boost skin tone, reduce the look of redness and refresh fatigued skin. Seabuckthorn berry provides powerful antioxidants while cornflower helps refresh the complexion.
If you would like to experience Eminence Organic Skin Care, visit our Spa Locator and find out about the Spa Partner nearest to you. You can also find out more about the Eminence Certified Organic Farm and learn how some of our certified organic ingredients grow.