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We Asked A Doc: Do Organic Beauty Products Really Work?

March 15, 2017 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

It seems like everyone is looking for a more natural approach to skin care — and hundreds of organic skin care companies that seem to pop up daily are only more than willing to respond to the call.

 

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Organic skin care products refer to those that are made with natural ingredients, preferably grown organically (though check labels because this isn't necessarily a given). The best brands boast creams, cleansers, and elixirs bursting with effective ingredients like resveratrol from grapes, malic acid from apples, goji berries, algae, and jojoba oil — all grown without pesticides and chemicals, all proven to contain powerful antioxidants and other skin-loving elements.

 

But what does a dermatologist, a professional who has access to the best products on the market, really think of organic skin beauty products?

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"They do work, but not all organic products are created equal,” says Dr. Monica Tadros, plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon and educator. “Check out real reviews for your products from multiple sites in order to pick the product that is right for you.”

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In order to earn the label "organic" by the FDA, a product need only contain a specific percentage of organic ingredients (the percentage differs by state). It's always better to look for a product that boasts a USDA Organic label because their requirements are stricter — at least 95% of the product has to be organic.

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The best organic ingredients to use on your skin depend on both your skin type and skin concerns.

 

"I like products with Coconut Oil as it has anti microbial benefits along with cleaning the skin," Tadros says. "For oily skin, I love a Coconut Oil mask, then wash it off with a gentle cleanser."

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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