When thinking about health, most people only pay attention to exercise and diet. In some cases, they may include psychological health too, but we should also be careful of the products we use in order to preserve or beautify our faces and bodies. Because as Dirk Gently from the “Holistic detective agency” says, “Everything is connected”. This is especially true for our skin which is the largest organ in our body, and needs our special care. After all, 60% of what we apply to our skin gets absorbed into our bloodstreams.
What is a "label's honesty"?
Since “green” became the new black, everyone wants to live green, to be healthy and care more about her or his body and the environment. People become more and more responsible, and companies respond to this movement, because they want to keep their clients, but also, because this is the new way in a new era in the understanding of Life.
Because there are still no strict regulations for natural, naturally derived, renewable, sustainable, synthetic, etc… the brands and their clients have to work together. It is the 21st century and with the internet we can find a lot of information on what is important for us.
Some skin care specialists suggest being careful with products with long ingredient lists and to start checking where in the list the suspicious ingredients are. The bigger percentages are at the beginning of the label’s list. The smallest are at the bottom of the list. Apart from allowing you to recognize any potentially harmful ingredients, examining them like this is also a good way to work out if you can expect the product to work as you hope or its name is only a marketing trick.
So, what to be careful about
If you want to practice a clean beauty routine, you have to avoid the following ingredients: aluminium, fillers, parabens, artificial fragrances, silicones, PEF, artificial colorants and GMO ingredients. Also, if it is important to live in peace with your soul with a feeling of moral purity, check if the products are tested on animals or not. The simple words “cruelty free” mean there are no animal tests involved in the creation of the product.
arbū skincare labels are 100% honest and none of our products include the undesirable ingredients listed above. Moreover, we are proud to say that all our product lines are also cruelty free.
What is Organic?
Very often people consider organic and natural as synonyms. They are not. So, what are the main differences between “organic” and “natural” products:
Natural skincare products must only be manufactured using “natural” ingredients. Organic ingredients on the other hand, come from farming with no manufactured herbicides/artificial pesticides and only employing sustainable land management practices.
So, organic skincare products also have natural ingredients but with very strict standards and regulations. To be considered “organic” the product must contain at least 80% organic components. For example, arbū face and body care products include 87% organic oils and other organic ingredients. All the organic ingredients are under the strict control of the International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association (NATRUE) and they do not include parabens, artificial colors and fragrances, or growth regulators.
This also explains why the shelf life of organic cosmetics is so short – only 1.5 years. Further reinforced by the very short “shelf life” after opening – only 3 months.