GMOs And Skin Care - Why Aleavia Is A GMO-Free Skin Care Brand

Aleavia Plant-Based Prebiotic Skincare products are comprised of just seven plant-based ingredients. Among these are extra-virgin coconut oil, Acadian Sea Kelp, plant-based glycerin, organic aloe, sea salt, and citric acid. We have found that using simple, pure, organic ingredients is the key to helping your skin and body rebalance itself, rehydrate itself, and generally lead to the healthiest skin you’ve ever achieved.

Each ingredient has been intentionally included in our organic skin care line. They work individually and in concert to work wonders for your skin. For example the Aleavia Purifying Facial Cleanse first sloughs off dead skin cells, excess oil, and toxins to bring the skin’s pH level back to an appropriate, balanced level. This relieves irritation and the extreme skin problems often experienced by using antibacterial skin care lines. Nutrient-rich Acadian Sea kelp offers the beneficial bacteria on your skin the nourishment it needs to help them thrive, which in turn starves harmful bacteria, virus, and other malicious microbes that need to be dealt with in a natural way. Extra-virgin coconut oil is the ingredient we’ve found that effectively hydrates the skin, while organic aloe vera purifies the skin, leaving you with a radiant, natural glow. With consistent use, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other serious skin problems can be solved. Our organic facial cleanser does much more than simply affect the surface of your skin. It goes beyond removing impurities found on the surface to nourish, purify, balance, and plump the skin to bring out the best skin you’ve ever had. And this is just our prebiotic face wash! We have many others as well.

Linda F., had this to say in her five-star testimonial she was kind enough to send us:

“Best facial cleanser ever. I started using Aleavia products early this year. It took about three months for my facial redness to disappear. I've been wearing less makeup while going out, and, sometimes, not wearing foundation at all! So affordable and an eco-friendly product to boot! Thanks to my local nutrition store that carried the brochures and the products to introduce them to the public.”

The best uses for our Purifying Facial Cleanse include:

  • Clearing face and neck acne
  • Reducing scars from acne
  • Alleviating rosacea
  • Lightening Sun Spots
  • Reducing fine lines
  • Reducing facial pigmentation caused by hormone changes and pregnancy
  • Stabilizing pH of the skin

GMOs And Skin Care

All our prebiotic skincare products are entirely organic, natural, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly, chemical and paraben-free, safe for everyone in the family (even the little ones), vegan, cruelty-free, free of all fragrances and dyes, and GMO-free.

That last element we mentioned, the GMO (genetically modified organism), is what we will be discussing for the remainder of today’s post. As you no doubt can already tell, we have a vested interest in what belongs in skin care products. Although there are just seven organic ingredients found in Aleavia’s organic skin care products, that isn’t always the case with other brands.

But does it matter? Today, we answer that question, with particular respect to GMOs in cosmetic and skin care products.

What Are GMOs

Many of our readers might already be familiar with the basics of genetically modified organisms, but for the sake of making sure everyone is on the same page, allow us to define our terms a bit.

GMOs are organisms that have had their genes altered in an artificial way in order to change their characteristics in a certain way. GMOs are not only found in skin care or cosmetic products, either, as they might be animals, plants, or (typically) microorganisms like bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi. We aren’t going to be discussing the full range of issues that are related to GMOs, as that would almost certainly qualify as “biting off more than we could chew.”

GMOs And Cosmetics

As we mentioned above, GMOs have had their genetics changed, which is no small thing. In fact, you could say that changing something’s base elements, like its genes, is changing the very essence of that thing itself. That’s more of a question for the philosophers, however.

Major skin care and cosmetic brands use GMOs to save money and be able to offer their product at a lower price than competitors — it’s really not too complicated to understand, as we see that sort of thing all the time these days. Here are a few food derivatives with a strong likelihood of containing GMOs that are used in food production. Hence, they might be found in cosmetic ingredients as well.

  • Yeast-based products
  • Amino acids
  • Soy
  • Papaya
  • Cotton
  • Canola
  • Corn
  • Ethanol
  • Sucrose
  • Molasses
  • Maltodextrins
  • Sugar beets
  • Many others

Dangers Of GMO In Skincare And Makeup

There are more than a few different ways GMOs can spell trouble if they are found in cosmetic products you typically use. Among them are:

  • Clogged pores
  • Acne
  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin irritation
  • Building a resistance to bacteria (which, as we’ve discussed above, is not a good thing)
  • Producing pesticides in the body (yeah, that’s not good)
  • Disrupting the body’s healthy bacteria
  • As the World Health Organization puts it so well, the process itself is “probably carcinogenic)
  • Digestive problems
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Weight management issues
  • Joint pain
  • Memory trouble
  • Concentration
  • Mood problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep troubles
  • Gluten sensitivities

The list goes on. But that’s enough for now, right?

Here’s our take: We aren’t here to tell you that every other skin care brand in existence is beyond bad and we are the only ones to use. We are saying, however, that consumers have to be diligent about what we put in and on our bodies. All the technology and new research in the world doesn’t mean much if there aren’t brands that have our best interest out there.

And yes, we say “us” when referring to consumers, because Aleavia’s beginnings involve a story that may not be unfamiliar to many of our own readers; Kelly, our owner and founder, was seeking a skin care solution for her daughter, who was dealing with eczema. The answer is in organic, plant-based, prebiotic skin care — feeding the good bacteria on your skin to rebalance and hydrate your skin in an amazing way. Try Aleavia and prebiotic skin care for yourself! We are more than simply GMO-free.

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