It's time to start reading your labels. “It’s not what you put on your skin; it’s what you put in your body. People have glowing skin not because they put something on it, but because they glow as human beings.” Some insight by Julie Gabriel from the Green Beauty Guide the word “natural” on the product box really means nothing, even when it adorns a pretty label with a bunch of flowers on it. This allows keen marketers to slap the hot word “natural” on the label. Today, many people associate “green” with eco-consciousness, sustainability, organic farming, chemical-free foods, and low-emission vehicles running on biofuels or electricity. In beauty, green means understanding nature and the human body as a whole, improving your looks naturally and holistically, and abstaining from synthetic, hazardous chemicals. It’s not uncommon to find labels such as “organic,” “hypoallergenic,” and “cruelty-free” attached to your favourite skin care products. But when you buy green cosmetic products, it’s hard to tell whether the word “organic” on a label is a genuine claim. Green claims sound reassuring, but you should be warned that too often they have little, if any, meaning. More often than not, closer inspection reveals that such products contain minuscule amounts of organic herbs, and the rest of the bottle is filled with preservatives and chemicals. Contrary to what some people say, green beauty isn’t expensive. You don’t need to be faithful to a skin care line just because you love one product. Click here to read for our next blog that covers specific ingredients to avoid.