Natural and organic skin care products are tough and can be confusing for consumers. Even though the label may say organic, you really need to look for the organic seal, which actually differs from a product that is 100% natural. There are strict guidelines for a product to truly meet “organic” criteria, and few product lines do this.
While it’s a wonderful idea in theory, I have a hard time finding a product or product line that meets natural or organic criteria that is as effective in the anti-aging arena as their non-organic or non-natural counterparts. I feel like if you are going to invest in skin care, you should choose products that are going to give you the best results for your particular skin type—it’s hard to do with the limited amount of natural or organic products on the market today. Also, most of the natural or organic products contain a lot of essential oils and botanical ingredients, which can cause irritation and allergy. Just because a product is organic, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is better for your skin.
That being said, I think the Suki line, which is 100% natural, does a great job. The Éminence line is a popular certified organic line with a wide array of excellent products—we carry the Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel and love it. However, if you really want something that is going to fight wrinkles, fight sun damage, and help you turn back the clock, I would stick with a line that uses the agents proven time and time again to be efficacious—even if they contain synthetic ingredients.
Still not sure? Drop by Manhattan Dermatology anytime and we’ll help you figure out what products are best for your skin. We’re open Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you!