The (Certified) Organic Movement: 5 Reasons Why Taking Care of Your Intimate Skin Naturally Matters
It's hard to miss the increasing trend toward healthier and more sustainable lifestyles, and we're fully on board! Organic living isn't just about food—it's become a hot topic in the beauty and wellness world as well. As worries about synthetic chemicals, environmental impact, and personal well-being grow, going organic has become an attractive option for those seeking a well-rounded approach to self-care. But what are the actual advantages of going organic, and how does it impact our intimate health?
1. Reducing Exposure to Harmful Chemicals
One of the key reasons to go organic, especially when it comes to intimate health, is to lower your exposure to harmful chemicals. These chemicals, like parabens, propylene glycol, petroleum by-products such as mineral oil, phthalates, and sulfates, have raised concerns about potential negative effects on human health. Research has shown that certain synthetic chemicals commonly found in skincare products can interfere with hormone function and have been linked to various health problems . Certified organic beauty and wellness products, however, are made using ingredients sourced from organically farmed origins. Just as with food, these ingredients are cultivated without relying on GMOs, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, nanoparticles, and similar substances.
It's crucial to be familiar with the right certifications because unfortunately, deceptive marketing practices are still prevalent in the beauty and wellness industries. Products that bear the Soil Association certification have undergone thorough testing and have earned their esteemed seal of approval. Also look out for the EcoCert, COSMOS and the USDA certifications as these guarantee that a product is manufactured to internationally recognised standards ensuring Clean, Pure, Natural, as kind to the planet as possible and lowest carbon footprint products.
2. Gentle on Sensitive Intimate Skin
Intimate mucosal membranes (including the vagina and penis) are exceptionally delicate, making it important to be mindful of the products and ingredients you use on them.
Certified organic intimacy products contain nature-derived ingredients, such as plant extracts, plant oils, and botanicals. These natural elements tend to be gentler on the skin, making them an excellent choice for those looking for a more natural approach to health and well-being.
AH! YES® products are formulated without known skin or mucosal irritants, including glycerin and grapefruit seed extract. All our ingredients come from nature and are organically produced whenever possible. You can read more about our stringent ingredient policy here.
3. Maintaining Vaginal pH and Supporting Intimate Flora
Maintaining the slightly acidic pH of the vagina (pH 4) and a healthy vaginal microbiome is vital for preventing infections and promoting good intimate health. Using organic products that match the pH of the vagina can help maintain healthy pH levels, preventing irritation, infection, and discomfort. Organic sexual health products like the AH! YES® line of lubricants, moisturizers, and intimate washes are all pH-matched to the vagina. You can learn more about vaginal pH and the vaginal microbiome here.
4. Environmentally Conscious
The environmental impact of skincare choices should not be underestimated. Conventional skincare products often contain synthetic ingredients derived from non-renewable resources and can contribute to pollution during manufacturing and disposal. Certified organic intimacy brands like
AH! YES® prioritize sustainable sourcing, eco-friendly packaging, and ethical production practices. You can read about our values here.
5. Ethically Produced
Certified organic skincare brands like AH! YES® adhere to ethical practices, ensuring that our products are made without exploiting labor or resources. This aligns with the growing demand for products that reflect ethical values.
The organic skincare revolution isn't just a passing fad—it signifies a fundamental shift toward conscientious and holistic self-care. By choosing organic, you're not only treating your skin with natural and nutrient-rich ingredients but also contributing to a more sustainable and ethical beauty and wellness industry.