There is a great deal of attention being given to the effect that toxins and synthetic substances have on our bodies. Organic and natural food products are slowly dominating the shelves, freezers, racks, and bins at your local food stores and markets. Now more than ever, focus is being given to the water we drink and the food we eat.
And more and more, that focus is being turned toward other product categories as well.
Your skin is a selectively permeable membrane. That means, certain substances from the outside can and will make it to the inside. It is curious that while many of the same health-conscious individuals who would never put anything processed or non-organic into their bodies, are much less selective about putting something onto their bodies. Take a look at the personal care products in your bathroom shelves and drawers. Do you know what's in them?
The shift toward natural and organic skin care, cosmetics, shampoo and hair care, is gaining momentum. Just as the food we eat has a profound effect on our health and well-being, it is no wonder that the products we use on our skin play a big part in that effect as well.
At What Cost?
You should expect to pay a premium for these products. Many of the processes by which natural and organic products are produced simply cost more than conventional or laboratory-based methods. As time goes on and manufacturers integrate these new products into their lines, there is a potential for prices to come down.
At the end of the day, can you really put a price on your health and well-being?