Organic or Natural?

by in General September 10, 2019

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What is Organic Skincare? Is it the Same as Natural Skincare?

When it comes to organic skincare, it’s easy to get confused since there are so many terms that mean similar things but aren’t quite the same. Let’s clear up that confusion. Organic means that the ingredients that were grown and sourced for a product were done so without using harsh chemicals or pesticides. They are agricultural products. To be labeled organic, the product must contain 70% organic material.

You’ll also hear the term natural. So, what’s the difference?

Natural means naturally occurring. That means they aren’t synthetically created in a lab. They are ingredients you find in nature. Many dyes and perfumes in skincare products come from synthetically created ingredients and end up irritating skin.

At Dirran Organic, we happily list all our ingredients. This way you can see the natural and organic items used in our products. We’re proud of the care we use in making the best products for your skin. Take for instance our cleanser that’s perfect for make-up removal. Look at the ingredient list which is both natural and organic.

  • 92% Naturally Derived / 70% Organic
  • Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Safflower Seed Oil
  • Organic Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Coconut Powder
  • Honey
  • Organic Gotu Kola Extract
  • Horsetail Plant Extract
  • Wild Geranium Extract
  • Dandelion Extract

Here’s an important indicator. If you’re trying to read a list of ingredients and you either can’t pronounce something, or it has some really weird, made up sounding name, you can bet it’s a synthetic material. Now, look at the list above again. Aloe, apricot, coconut, honey, these are all things you know and recognize. We pride ourselves on only using the best ingredients—ingredients you can trust.

Let’s look at what can be different between natural and organic. Organic means it’s agriculturally grown without chemicals. Natural means it it’s naturally occurring in nature. Also, while everything organic is natural, not everything natural is organic.

When something says it’s natural, it generally means that other things weren’t added to the product, such as dyes or other potentially harsh ingredients like synthetic or artificial additives. In other words, they aren’t highly processed to change what they are. Think about when a chicken lays an egg. That is a natural product. There aren’t things added to the egg.

Let’s look at another product. Again, note how every ingredient is one you recognize and can actually pronounce.  Our Peptide Day Eye Moisturizer has a long list of ingredients, but when you look at them, you’ll understand how important using natural ingredients is to us. Notice things like aloe, sunflower, cucumber, and organic olive extract. We want only the best for our customers.

  • 98% Naturally Derived /68% Organic
  • Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
  • Organic Sunflower Oil
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Squalene
  • Castor Oil
  • Botanical Hyaluronic Acid
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Cucumber Hydrosol
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Wildcrafted Propolis
  • Organic Oregon Grape Root Extract
  • Lime Extract
  • Organic Olive Extract
  • Lemon Balm
  • Shea Butter
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Provitamin B5
  • Apple Extract
  • Lemon Extract
  • Sugar Cane Extract
  • Peptides
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Vitamin C
  • Organic Green Tea

Let’s now look at a list of ingredients from a top-popular skincare line. It makes you wonder what’s actually in their products!

Water, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Trisiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Steareth-21, Nylon-12, Dimethicone…and the list goes on.

 27 ingredients, and the only one recognizable in nature is water! No wonder so many people have sensitivity issues to a lot of skincare products. What are you putting on your face?

When it comes to skin care, choose a name and product you can trust. Start turning those bottles around and reading ingredients. You just might be surprised by what you see and can’t pronounce!

At Dirran Organics, we only use gentle and safe ingredients that are perfect for your skin. We make products that are nutritionally valuable and beneficial to your skin, while giving you the results you want.

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