The Surprising Truth About Organic Skincare

Aug 17, 2018

POSTED: 14/04/21

“All Natural”? All Wrong. Why Medical Grade Makes the Difference

We are all concerned with what we are putting into our bodies. Organic and natural is better when it comes to what we ingest.

What about our skincare products?

There is a widespread perception that “natural” or “organic” is better when it comes to our skin’s health.

But it’s not the case.

When new patients come into The Look with dermatitis or newly sensitized skin, the first thing we ask is, “What products are you using on your face?”

Typically, they’ll say they’ve switched to a “more natural” regimen.


Before you buy products off the shelf, from an infomercial or your neighbor come in and let us help you reach your goals.

Here at The Look, we customize a skin care routine to your needs and desired results, one that will keep your skin at its healthiest and most vibrant.

Skincare products are the central piece.

Our Licensed Aesthetician, Amy Rose, will work with you to curate just the right regimen for you — helping you realize your ideal youthful glow.

First, though, what’s really the deal with “organic” skincare — and how does it measure up to what we can provide?

Here’s the scoop.

“Natural” = “better”?

You can slap a label on anything, but that doesn’t always make it better (or even mean it’s true).

Here are some interesting facts:

  • The FDA does not define or regulate products labeled “organic” or “natural.”
  • The FDA states that cosmetics made with “organic” ingredients are not safer for consumers than those made with ingredients from other sources.
  • Medical-grade skincare is already relatively natural since the FDA mandates they must contain 99.9% pure ingredients.

Medical-grade products are also formulated for the best results and backed by scientific research, while natural skincare products have few associated studies to illustrate their safety or effectiveness.

Results that last

To get those long-lasting, healthy results you’re looking for, a medical-grade skincare will make the difference.

Here’s why: the professional products we use at The Look penetrate deep into the epidermis, working on a cellular level and impacting the collagen and elastin in the dermis.

This isn’t necessarily the case with “all-natural” products. Basically, if you don’t see progress within 90 days, you likely won’t see any change at all.

With our high-quality products, though, you can expect to see results in as little as two to six weeks.

Impacts from “organic” skincare

At worst, a lack of results could turn out to be the least of your concerns, as organic ingredients in skincare products can actually damage your skin.

If you have a history of allergies, you could be especially prone to adverse reactions. Lab-created products, however, can be made specifically for those with more sensitive or sensitized skin — and the inclusion of synthetic ingredients means products work great, just like you’d expect, every time.

On the other hand, organic products could cause different reactions, as the shelf life of organic products is only a few months, and those claiming to be “paraben free” can harbor bacteria if used after the shelf life. And don’t get us started on the packaging — storing skincare in jars or clear bottles breaks ingredients down faster than you can say “poison ivy face cream.”

The best skincare solution

The Look carries two first-class medical-grade skincare lines, ZO Skin Health and Young Pharmaceuticals, that both specialize in improving the appearance of dark spots, sun damage and wrinkles — resulting in the younger-looking, softer skin you’re meant to have.

The ZO Skin Health line has been the gold standard for most innovative and effective skin health solutions for more than 10 years, developed by a board-certified practicing Dermatologist, world-renowned skincare expert.

Young Pharmaceuticals has been around since 1977 and has long been considered best-in-class for dispensing dermatologists.

We would only recommend products we stand 100% behind and use ourselves, and highly recommend you begin taking the steps to take the best care of your skin today. A good daily regimen can prevent and delay damage that would need to be addressed with other injections and procedures down the road.

Creating a skincare plan with Amy will help you truly see a difference and achieve the results you’re hoping for.

Reach out today to set up a skincare consultation, and let us help you find the perfect products for your skin’s health and beauty.