Updated: Dec 15, 2020
Let us just jump right into this! What you put on your skin is just as important as what you eat. Your skin is your largest organ and most of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. This is why Earth Essentials by Erica utilizes organic, cold-pressed, and unrefined oils.
Unrefined vs Refined -
Refined oils are much more processed than unrefined oils so they don’t provide as many nutrients for your skin. Refining the oils includes treating the oil with a chemical solution, deodorizing, and/or bleaching the oil. This process immensely decreases the nutrients and antioxidants of the oil. So refined oils can’t provide their maximum benefits. Although refined oils might be cheaper, they might not deliver the results you need because the potent antioxidants and nutrients have been stripped from the oil.
Cold Pressed vs Expeller Pressed & Solvent Extracted -
Cold-pressed oils retain healthy antioxidants and nutrients that are otherwise damaged by being exposed to high heat like expeller pressed oils are. Compared to expeller-pressed oil that uses high heat and solvent extracted oils that typically use a chemical, cold-pressed oils are far superior and will deliver the most goodness for your skin. Again, we have cold-pressed oils being more expensive than others because using a solvent or high heat enables a company to yield more oil. Cold-pressing will yield less oil from the plant or plant’s seed but will retain many more benefits for your skin!
Organic vs Non-Organic -
The difference between organic and non-organic is how the ingredients were produced. Organic ingredients are produced without (we’re talking food and skin ingredients here);
Synthetic (human-made) pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
Irradiation or ionizing radiation (a way to preserve food with radiation energy)
Ingredients that are Truly Natural & Organic use minimally processed ingredients sourced from Mother Earth. These ingredients provide natural nutrients and have been scientifically proven to benefit your skin. Non-organic products are often made from artificially manufactured chemicals made in labs. These synthetic man-made chemicals are made to tone, hydrate, and cleanse your skin but are they safe for your skin and overall well-being? Science has proved that nutritional ingredients and a good diet play the most important role in your health, skin, and well-being. This can also be applied to Truly Natural and Organic products you put on your skin.