Just Natural Organic Skin Care

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Just Natural Organic Skin Care is actually a bit of a misnomer.  Just Natural is not certified organic, though they do use some organic ingredients.  When it comes to natural skin care, however, Just Natural is top notch.

So does it matter if Just Natural is certified organic?  Well, that depends on what you are looking for in your skin care routine.

Just Natural uses only ingredients that come straight from nature.  They do not contain any artificial preservatives, synthetic fragrances, parabens, mineral oils, petroleum by-product, animals by-products, etc., etc.  You know all that toxic junk that’s in most skin care lines that you would pick up at a department store, a pharmacy, or even speciality skin care shops?  Yeah, Just Natural doesn’t have that.

So if you want a safe skin care line with no synthetic chemical junk that can mess with your hormones, your endorcrine system, or potentially cause any number of chronic diseases, then Just Natural is 100% safe.  No synthetic junk.

But if you want a certified organic line that is sourced using organic farming practices – i.e. no-GMOs, no pesticides, sustainable agriculture – then you’ll need to look elsewhere.

(If you do want certified organic skin care that takes things one step beyond Just Natural, then head on over to Miessence.  Miessence is the organic skin care line that I use on myself, my hubby, and our kids.  Want to learn more about Miessence as a certified organic skin care line?  Head on over and check out this post on USDA Certified Organic Skin Care.)

 

100% Natural Made in USA

 

Is Just Natural Actually Organic?

The short answer: no.

The long answer: well…..

Just Natural “Organic” Skin Care products are “made with authentic natural & organic ingredients”.  What does this mean?

It means that Just Natural uses truly natural ingredients.

In many cases, knowing what’s not in a product is just an important as knowing what is in a product.  So here is a list of Just Natural’s “nots”.

  • no parabens
  • no synthetic fragrances
  • no mineral oil
  • no petroleum by-products
  • no animal by-products
  • no artifical preservatives
  • no SLS
  • no formaldehyde-donating ingredients
  • no harsh detergents
  • no artificial dyes

However, Just Natural is NOT organic.  They do not use organic farming practices and they do use pesticides, although they claim that “after a plant, nut or seed is harvested and processed to be included in a cosmetic product, no pesticides remain. The sterilization and manufacturing processes clean and purify all debris away, including any pesticides.”

You can see Just Natural’s Full List of Ingredients HERE.

 

Natural, Organic, and Certified Organic: What’s The Difference?

Here are some handy facts about “natural”, “organic”, and “certified organic” skin care products.

  • “Natural” is a totally unregulated term.  “Natural” skin care could legally contain anything at all.  (Just Natural, however, does in fact contain only ingredients that come straight from nature.  Don’t trust the term “natural” just on principle, though.)
  • “Organic” technically just means “containing carbon”.  So there are in fact a lot of companies out there that use the term “organic” that have TONS of synthetic chemicals in them and are not certified by any 3rd party body.
  • “Certified organic” means that the products were certified by some body.  Usually this is a 3rd party body, but sometimes companies with create their own organic “certification”.

USDA certified organic skin care

 

It’s not easy to sort out the different sorts of “natural” or “organic” products.  If you want something that is really and truly organic with no synthetic junk then you have 2 options: 1) read all your labels and learn to identify what’s good and what’s not; or 2) buy USDA and ACO certified organic skin care products (these are 2 of the bodies that have the highest standards of certification worldwide.)

 

A Case Study: Just Natural’s Anti-Aging Day Facial Cream

Just Natural’s Anti-Aging Day Facial Cream is a super-powered potion of helichrysum, aloe, and other natural extracts.  Priced at $49.99 for 2 oz, it’s the helichrysum that makes it expsensive, and it’s the helichrysum + aloe that makes it an anti-aging rock star.  Borage and Camellia Seed oils also help to erase fine lines. 
Anti-Aging Day Facial Cream

 

Ingredients in Just Natural’s Anti-Aging Day Cream

Helichrysum Floral Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Borage Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Peach Kernel Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Pomegranate Extract, Avocado Fruit Oil, Rosehip Flower Oil, Kukum Butter, Vegetable Emulsifier, Chrysanthemum Extract, Vitamin E.

 

So as you can see from the ingredients in their anti-aging day cream (and all of their products are made with the same ‘actually straight from nature’ ingredients),  Just Natural is a totally top-notch natural skin care company.  They only use plants, things that come from plants, and things that come from the ground like clay.

The only down side is that they don’t use organic farming practices.  So the questions is, how much does that matter to you?

 

Some Cool Things About Just Natural Organic Skin Care

Let’s look at some super cool things about Just Natural Organic (or not so organic) Skin Care.  These are why, despite lack of certification, I can still recommend these products.

  • Made in the USA
  • no animal ingredients or by-products
  • botanical farming
  • no parabens
  • no mineral oil
  • no petroleum by-products
  • no artifical dyes, fragrances, or preservatives
  • no harsh detergents
  • no formaldehyde-donating ingredients
  • no synthetic junk

 

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Conclusion: Just Natural Skin Care, Yay or Nay?

I would have to say that Just Natural Skin Care gets a resounding “Yay”.

Yes, I wish they were certified organic.

Yes, my favourite products are still Miessence because they are ACO and USDA certified organic.

But if you are totally into Just Natural and love the product range, then they are one of the best companies out there and their ingredients are stellar.

 

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Rebecca

I am a Ph.D. candidate at McMaster University, a twin mommy, and a health and wellness entrepreneur. I am in the process of building a sustainable online business to support my family, and helping others to build sustainable businesses themselves. Find me on Google+.

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