Should You Buy Organic Skincare?

Green guru Narelle Chenery, 37, has revolutionised the beauty industry by creating and producing the world's first certified organic skincare range, Miessence. But just what is organic beauty and is it better for us? We ask Narelle to give us the insider info.

Why is organic skincare better for us than normal cosmetics?

“Firstly, organic skincare is made without the toxic synthetic ingredients found in normal cosmetics. Short term benefits include the immediate results from feeding the skin with potent and fresh nutrients from organically grown plant extracts. Long term benefits include the better health and wellbeing from eliminating the toxic body burden from the chemicals in normal cosmetics. Organic based ingredients have been shown in a number of studies to contain more vitamins, nutrients and cancer-fighting antioxidants than non-organic ingredients.”

How do women know products are really organic?

“Look for the logo! Only certified organic products can bear the independent seal of approval from an accredited organic certification agency.”

Is it more expensive?

“It's certainly more expensive to manufacture certified organic cosmetics, due to the higher quality of raw materials.”

What are your tips for buying good organic skincare?

“Look for the logo. Don't fall for fake organic claims. If there's no logo, you're being hoodwinked.”

What are the of buying organic for the earth?

“Organic systems aim to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources and prohibit the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers which is better for everyone.”

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