The reason why we don’t know about this organic skincare phenomena is the same reason we know don’t really know how beneficial using good quality organic fruit and veg is; because it doesn’t make money! We don’t get passed this information and it isn’t mainstream in education…yet!

Money is not the driving force of the new movement in living kinder to ourselves – its saving the planet, the animals and the humans that matters most.

I think the reputation of organic and sustainable living is changing and the effects are improving areas of the big industries hugely. Beauty, food and health are all being positively impacted by the new ‘trend’ of using what nature offers us, no mixing, adding or subtracting – just 100% pure and good for us. Organic means ‘good for you’ and also good for the planet. In its purest sense.

The kind Living is proud to be built on the ethos that all products and services have to be organic – and at every stage striving to be more sustainable. As well as cruelty free and vegan.

So, that’s the why taken care of – we need to save the Earth and those on it.

But what’s the how bit.

People either think it is too expensive, not practical or the shelf life is limited in products.

Studies have shown that fresh organic produce not only lasts longer (naturally) but is less harmful as it turns to be used in composting, or feeding livestock. In the beauty industry, products are now being formulated with clear expiry dates (just like food) and so you use the products with intent. It all comes down to awareness.

Professionally, being reassured that when using a product topically it is safe, for me is the key focus. Next, it needs to show results and lastly, it must last, at least long enough to see those results. Organic products can and do tick all of these boxes, plus without a hefty price tag, hidden dangers or false promises of results.

Working with nature and supporting nature, gifts back more than just money.

It gifts the opportunity to change, not going back to a simpler time, but moving forward into a time where the knowledge of the past is combined with the experience of the now and creates a sustainable, ethical and healthy future for our minds, bodies and skins!

I wanted to share with you my journey into this realm of skincare, as I was once a huge advocate for other mainstream brands – trained to a very high standard.

I believed in what I was being told and in what I was telling my clients. However, that was soon to change. I began to read the labels, and then I decided to look into the production methods, the processes and the price of these products – were they worth it?

It was then my ‘job’ to share this information with my clients and not assume that they would know anything I had found out. I will share a snippet of some of they ingredients that trouble me the most…that we would not eat, yet will place on our most porous organ of the body – our skin.

Here is the list of ingredients from one very expensive, high end cleanser. (No names!)

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
  • BHA
  • Triclosan and Triclocarban
  • Parabens
  • Polyethylene/PEGs
  • Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid and retinol
  • Petroleum distillates
  • Fragrance
  • Oxybenzone
  • Dibutyl phthalate, ~Toluene and Formaldehyde

Firstly, if you are struggling to understand let alone say these ingredients it is probably a subtle sign they shouldn’t be in the product and especially hitting your bloodstream via your very delicate skin – all in the name of beauty.

I wont list what each of these ingredients does here, you can Google them if you wish too (don’t look at gory pictures!) but please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you may have about organic skincare, ingredients and products via messenger, email or telephone.

Alternatively, try and get along to one of The Kind Living Salons’ workshops soon – come and experience the awesome power of nature for yourself.

Love Lizzie x

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