It was such an awful experience, I swore off organic skincare forever, and I was quite vocal about denouncing it.
I’d only trust the big skincare brands, I had a healthy suspicion of anything that touted itself as natural or organic, and I stayed far far away from anything remotely natural especially if it came from a small or indie brand.
I wasn’t going to go through all that stress again!
I maintained my scepticism and fear and I said no to trying many brands.
It wasn’t until I first agreed to try Antipodes from New Zealand, and found my skin responding to the products and actually enjoying using it, that I started changing my mindset and became more receptive to trying other brands and products.
It was also at about this time that I started enjoying the use of facial oils and realised that very few mainstream brands carried facial oils (all that is changing now as facial oils become more mainstream) so, with facial oils deriving their benefits from natural ingredients, I naturally (hur hur! But if you are wondering if I’m using more natural and/or organic skincare brands because I’m concerned about what is in the ingredient list of regular department store brands, my answer is no I’m not.
I dislike fear-mongering, which is what I feel a lot of natural/organic brands or websites try to do.
We have to remember that not everything natural is safe.
In fact, essential oils may provoke a more detrimental result on some people than a chemical based product.
Just because it says it’s natural or organic, it doesn’t mean it’s safe.
That’s two totally different things and I could go on and on about this.
A little while ago, I received a very interesting query from a reader.