Our skin in the largest organ in our body absorbs 60% of what is applied to it. It makes it vital to consider the ingredients that go into these products and hence into our bloodstream. Increased exposure to pollutants, low humidity and dry air in winter makes our skin cells even more vulnerable leading to cracking, bleeding and a dull complexion. Some petroleum-based ingredients present in several moisturizers accelerate dehydration of the skin. Chemicals like parabens, phthalates, silicons slowly harm skin in ways that we can’t observe, leading to long-term issues like cancer, respiratory issues, hormonal imbalance, headaches, and skin irritations. Keeping an eye out for natural products without these sourced from a certified organic origin is essential. Organic products work along with our skin’s systems and do not disrupt its natural functioning.