6. Most brands that advertise organic botanicals still use chemical ingredients.
Many brands advertise “Organic Ingredients”, but the reality is that their products like contain chemical ingredients. For starters, please note that the cosmetic industry is not regulated by the FDA or any federal health organization. While the FDA does regulate sunscreen (SPF) products, they are woefully behind-the-times (think Big Tobacco before the modern day research). Therefore, many companies blend-in handfuls of other chemical / synthetic ingredients to be used as fragrances, dyes, parabens, thickeners, solvents, emulsifiers, moisturizers and conditioners. Unbeknownst to the average consumer, these various additives can be skin irritants, skin penetrators, endocrine disrupters and carcinogenic. Always read a product’s ingredient label. If you don’t know what an ingredient is then check with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Database. Your skin is your body’s largest organ.