The benefits of using organic facial serums plus top organic facial serums
By Carla Snuggs
Whenever possible, I use organic skincare products. Facial serums are one of my favorite skincare products and I recently got to try a slew of them. What a treat! If you don’t know the benefits of using an organic facial serum, keep reading: Posh Beauty Blog tapped Nutricosmetic expert and beauty nutritionist Paula Simpson to find out more about the benefits of using organic facial serums.
Paula says, in a nutshell, that the benefits of using an organic facial serum are:
- Avoid harmful ingredients that can damage your skin long term such as Parabens
- Brings natural nutrients to the skin
- Keeps the skin soft and hydrated with a small amount applied
- Provides brighter and more even complexion
What Makes a Skincare Product Truly Organic?
What truly makes a skincare product organic is the ingredients that are used (and not used) in the skincare product. The easiest way to know that the product is truly organic is by reading the label. Some ingredients that are harmful and will ensure that the product is not organic are Mercury, Dioxane, DEA and Nitrosamines. If the product contains Emollients, Humectants, Surfactants or Emulsifiers, you know that it is organic.
The Benefits of Using an Organic Facial Serum
There are various benefits to using an organic facial serum rather than a non-organic one. For starters, it allows for the skin to receive natural nutrients. Sometimes with ingredients in nonorganic products, they harm the skin causing irritation and bumps. It will also provide a brighter and more even complexion to your face.
How to Select and Use an Organic Facial Serum
The number one tip for selecting a facial serum is to look at the ingredients in the product. Make sure that you are aware of what the ingredients are and if they truly mean the product is organic. It is very simple to incorporate an organic facial serum into your skincare routine. Start off by using it every other day to see how your skin takes to it. Once you feel like it is doing the trick you can use it either once or even twice a day.
Save Money by Buying an Organic Facial Serum
An interesting fact about organic facial serums is that you don’t need to apply as much as you would with a non-organic serum. The natural nutrients allow the skin to stay soft and hydrated with a smaller amount than you think. What can be better than having a product last extra long, right?
Thanks Paula! Here is a roundup are some of Posh Beauty Blog’s favorite new organic facial serums:
Natural E’s Flowers & Herbs Face Serum
What I love about Natural E Bath & Beauty is that it is a small business and creator Elaine Consalvo makes everything in small, fresh batches. The Flowers & Herbs Face Serum is one of my favorite products. Elaine’s serum is a great alternative to regular moisturizers that can feel heavy, clogging and sticky due to filler ingredients, artificial fragrances and harsh preservatives. The serum goes on smoothly and absorbs into the skin fast. It is made with high quality oils such as squalane (derived from olive pits), rose hip, borage, seabuckthorn berry, calendula, rose geranium and red raspberry which repair and generate. I use this without moisturizer; it’s simply not necessary with this serum ($32, Etsy.com).
Savane Organic Skincare Anti-Aging Lift Serum
Savane’s Anti-Aging Lift Serum softens fine lines and wrinkles with a potent blend of natural antioxidants. Kigelia’s skin tightening and firming properties reduce wrinkles. Baobab, Rooibos and Buchu fight free radical damage, soothe your skin, and even skin tone. High dosage hyaluronic acid opens your pores to promote deep penetration of these powerful actives, and prepares your skin for the follow-on product. Savane’s Anti-Aging Lift Serum is certified natural (99%) and organic (76%) by Ecocert and contains 71% fair-trade content ($90, Luxecolore.com).
Celtic Complexion Luxury Organic Skincare Youth Infusion 7 High Potency Serum
The Youth Infusion 7 High Potency Serum contains rare and precious essential oils, along with a combination of three rich essential fatty acids to virtually erase the signs of aging. There are only a very small handful of essential oils that are considered the crown jewels for complete skin rejuvenation. They are the rarest on earth and also the most expensive. Youth Infusion 7 High Potency Serum uses a proprietary blend of these precious oils, which transforms your skin at the cellular level. The serum is Vegan, Gluten-free and Paraben-free (Celticcomplexion.com, $97.50 for 1 oz., $17 for the travel size).
Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review.
What are your favorite organic facial serums? Leave your comments below!