Why Organic Beauty Matters

What goes on your skin eventually is absorbed into your body. We often lather on cleansers, serums, and moisturizers because we like the way they make our skin feel, because they have a pleasant fragrance, or because they contain ingredients manufacturers promise will turn back the hands of time. However, many commercial products contain toxins that wreak havoc on our skin and bodies, interfering with cell function, and causing collagen fibers (the basic building blocks of skin) to become tangled and destroyed.

Toxins such as parabens (which have been found to damage the DNA of cells), formaldehyde, or coal tar dyes (which contain heavy metals), to name a few, saturate the current market and are cause for concern when we are treating the largest organ of the body. Even worse, many of the chemicals in beauty products have never been tested, so any potential health problems they can cause are virtually unknown or are down-played in the media. Plus, unknown chemicals can mess with your skin’s natural pH levels making it difficult to maintain the integrity of your skins form and function.  Fragrance is another term on a beauty product label to be wary of. The FDA doesn’t require companies to disclose the ingredients in their fragrances, even though many common ingredients in fragrances include chemicals linked to cancer and other health concerns.

Skin is a dynamic, vital organ that can repair itself and regenerate provided it is fed with the right fuel. Here at Elixir, we have trusted ARCONA as our skin care line and we have a multitude of reasons why. ARCONA products contain no petrochemicals, binders or fillers, chemical stabilizers, parabens, sodium lauryl sulphates, perfumes, dyes, or any other caustic, toxic ingredients. Made without preservatives, ARCONA products are processed in small batches to keep them fresh and assure the potency of active ingredients. Many of our products have expiration dates, so small batches guarantee that  products are delivered to the marketplace immediately and used while they are most effective. ARCONA is a cosmeceutical grade product line using ingredients such as sea minerals, multi-vitamins and antioxidants that are not only organic, but they are active as well, to ensure you are getting the most from your skin care.

As an esthetician, I am a huge advocate for following a strict skincare regime to see the best results. Your home care is just as important as regular facials, if not more. I believe skincare can be simple to be effective and doesn’t necessarily require a ton of different products to achieve long lasting results. The ARCONA Basic 5 Skin Care Kits are an incredibly efficient way to introduce yourself to a new line and maintain your long-term skin care goals. Each kit comes with specific instructions as to how to use each product. Facials are also a wonderful time to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your personal skin type, or product information.

Certified-organic beauty products work better simply because they are made with superior ingredients. Better ingredients mean better results, and ARCONA truly exemplifies what it means to be an organic beauty brand. Those with sensitive skin can especially benefit from organic beauty products that contain high quality ingredients that won’t aggravate or worsen skin. By simply using organic beauty products, not only are you helping yourself, but you can also help minimize your environmental impact.

Reserve a facial appointment today and see for yourself what a difference ARCONA skincare can make in the health, look and feel of your skin.