Today, modern industrialized society release toxins such as chlorine, chemicals (such as pesticides and herbicides) and heavy metals (such as lead, cadmium, aluminum, mercury, and manganese) into the environment. Toxins and chemicals have become a fact of life; they can be found in food and water people eat and drink daily, as well as cosmetics. Realizing the environmental and health implications of chemicals and toxins, people have started adopting a healthier lifestyle free of chemicals and toxins. And the only way to make a toxin and chemical free lifestyle is to go organic.
Why People Prefer Organic Cosmetics?
The word organic has almost become a synonym for healthy–it has become the new buzzword. People are turning to everything that is organic. And more than any other industry, it is the cosmetics industry, which has seen exponential growth in the manufacture and use of organic products. The latest trends and figures in the cosmetic sector indicate an organic revolution and there is no doubt that organic beauty products are the future of the cosmetics industry. The two main reasons for the customers’ preference for organic cosmetic products are:
Chemical Ingredients in Cosmetics
Several studies have shown that the cosmetics industry uses more than 5000 different ingredients in the manufacture of skin care and hair care products. Moreover, the basic ingredients in most of the cosmetic products are derived from petroleum. For instance, the fragrances used in lotions, shampoos, and other cosmetic products are actually aromatic hydrocarbons that are petroleum based. The chemicals are found to cause serious health problems in the long run.
Cosmetics Cause Allergic Reactions
Certain products are found to cause allergic reactions in some people. They develop rashes, inflammation, itchiness, abscess and swelling, on using certain skin care products. Such people prefer organic products to ordinary commercial cosmetic products as it is safe and harmless.
On realizing the preference for organic products by the consumers, more and more cosmetic manufacturers are manufacturing organic cosmetic products. This has forced cosmetic packaging manufacturers to come up with different packaging solutions for organic cosmetics. Unlike non-organic cosmetic products, a lot of factors need to be taken care when packaging organic cosmetic products. Hence, paper, glass, PP, PEHD, PET, is widely used by wholesale cosmetic packaging manufacturers to pack organic products.