The (Certified) Organic Revolution: 5 Reasons Why Nurturing Your Intimate Skin Naturally Matters
It’s hard to ignore the growing cultural shift towards healthier and more sustainable lifestyles, and we’re all for it! The organic movement isn’t just about food, but it’s become a hot topic in the beauty and wellness industries too. With concerns about synthetic chemicals, environmental impact, and personal well-being on the rise, choosing organic has become a compelling choice for those seeking a holistic approach to self-care. But what exactly are the benefits of choosing organic, and what do they mean for our intimate health?
1.Minimise exposure to harmful chemicals
One of the main reasons to choose organic, particularly when it comes to intimate health, is to minimise exposure to harmful chemicals. These chemicals, such as parabens, propylene glycol, petroleum by-products such as mineral oil, phthalates and sulphates, have raised concerns about potential adverse effects on human health. Studies have shown that certain synthetic chemicals commonly found in skincare products can disrupt endocrine function and have been associated with various health issues . Certified organic beauty and wellness products, on the other hand, are crafted using ingredients sourced from organically farmed sources. Just as in the realm of food, these ingredients are cultivated without the reliance on GMOs, herbicides, synthetic fertilisers, parabens, artificial colours, fragrances, nano particles, and other similar substances.
It’s important to familiarise yourself with the right certifications because, unfortunately, greenwashing is still rife in the beauty and wellness industries (more on greenwashing here.) Products that are Soil Association certified have gone through a rigorous testing process and will have received their esteemed stamp of approval.
Look out for the Soil Association logo to find products that meet their strict ingredients and manufacturing policies.
2. Gentle on delicate intimate skin
Intimate mucosal membranes (including the vagina and penis) are particularly delicate so it’s extremely important to consider what products and ingredients you apply to them.
Certified organic intimacy products will contain ingredients sourced from nature, such as plant extracts, plant oils, and botanicals. These natural components tend to be gentler on the skin, making them an excellent choice for individuals seeking a more natural approach to health and wellbeing.
YES® products contain no known skin or mucosal irritants, this includes no glycerine, and no grapefruit seed extract. All our ingredients occur in nature and are organically produced wherever possible. Read our strict ingredients policy here.
3. pH balance and intimate flora support
Maintaining the slightly acidic pH of the vagina (pH 4) and a healthy vaginal microbiome is crucial for preventing infections and maintaining good intimate health. Using products that are organic and pH-matched to the vagina will aid in maintaining healthy pH levels and avoiding irritation, infection, and uncomfortable symptoms. Organic sexual health products like the YES® range of lubricants, moisturisers and intimate washes are all pH-matched to the vagina. Read more about vaginal pH and the microbiome of the vagina here.
4. Environmentally friendly
The environmental impact of skincare choices should not be underestimated. Conventional skincare products often contain synthetic ingredients derived from non-renewable resources and may contribute to pollution during manufacturing and disposal. Certified organic intimacy brands like YES® prioritise sustainable sourcing, eco-friendly packaging, and ethical production practices. Read our values here.
5. Ethical and cruelty-free
Certified organic skincare brands like YES® follow ethical and cruelty-free practices, ensuring that our products are not tested on animals and are made without exploiting labour or resources. This aligns with the growing demand for products that reflect ethical values and a commitment to animal welfare.
The (certified) organic skincare revolution is not merely a passing trend; it represents a fundamental shift towards mindful and holistic self-care. By choosing organic, you're not only nurturing your skin with natural and nutrient-rich ingredients but also contributing to a more sustainable and ethical beauty and wellness industry.