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Why Organic Ingredients?

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You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing some reference of the word “organic” Whether it is organic fruits and veggies, chocolate, hair products or skin care- organic seems to be the trend. But what does organic mean, and are there really benefits to choosing organic products?

In short, absolutely.

When we discuss organic ingredients, it means natural ingredients from the earth and grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Products that contain organic ingredients have benefits for one’s health and the environment. Here are the main reasons you should shop for these products, especially when it comes to skincare, body care and grooming:

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Your Body Is Absorbent

Whether you are using a shave cream, body wash, or grooming product, it is important to know that it is not just sitting on the outer layer of your skin. Your body is porous - meaning what you put on it is going to be absorbed, often times into the blood stream. Look at the ingredients in the products you use and ask yourself, “Do I really want these chemicals inside my body?” Longer words with fewer vowels can be somewhat intimidating but aren’t necessarily negative. Aloe barbadensis for instance, is the Latin name for the aloe leaf plant (beneficial) however Methylparaben is a paraben, and therefore poses potential health risks (harmful). Learning just the basics can help significantly in your decision making process.

Chemicals Are Damaging

A common ingredient in men’s products is alcohol. Used in hair styling products, alcohol quickly evaporates, hence its usefulness without water while still allowing the hair to be shaped as desired. Unfortunately, alcohol is awful for your hair, as it causes hair cuticles to become rough, leading to scalp dryness and hair frizziness. Instead, why not use styling products without alcohol that can actually moisturize and revitalize the health of your scalp and hair, while providing the hold and style you desire? Many aftershaves contain alcohol, which can remove germs around cuts, as well as dirt and sebum, but also dry and irritate the skin. Certain natural oils can replace the role of alcohol, by preventing the growth of bacteria in exposed pores, while hydrating and calming irritated skin.

Harmful cheap synthetic parabens (preservatives) and harsh sulfates (foaming/cleansing agents) can also be replaced with equally effective organic alternatives. And do real men need an artificial color additive - which serves no performance purpose - in their skincare and grooming products?

Organic is Environmentally Friendly

Sulfates contain harsh chemicals which are known to pollute waterways and harm the environment. At a time when we need to be more aware of how and where we spend our money, why not invest in products which contain ingredients that are organic, effective, and good for the planet?

You Will Reap The Benefits

With extensive research and time spent in the Amazon Rainforest, we know firsthand how beneficial organic ingredients are to the skin and hair, and overall well being. Amazology products are made with certified organic ingredients, are environmentally friendly and responsibly sourced from the wild. Additionally, Amazology donates a portion of its annual profit to organizations which promote the preservation, reforestation and sustainable use of the Amazon Biome. 

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