Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nikken Organics True Elements Facial Products

Ladies are you looking for skincare products that will give you a beautiful glow for your big day?

Then look no further than Nikken's True Elements Swiss Organic Facial Care products.

I had a chance to try True Elements Daily Perfecting Cream, Intensive Night Cream, and Contour serum.

I could instantly feel the difference. My skin became more soft and supple without feeling greasy. Within a day of use the tiny lines that have started to plague me were gone. And my skin didn't break out.

Nikken True Elements line of skincare products are EcoCert certified which means they are at least 95% organic, they contain no mineral oil, no silicon, no emulsifiers made from PEG, no parabens, no phenoxyethanols, and no synthetic dyes, colors or fragrances.

True Elements products are made with plants native to the Swiss Alps region and natural oils such as olive, jojoba, macadamia and shea butter.

These are some of the best organic facial products that I have tried. I would love to stock up on them. They are available through Nikken Wellness Consultants- like an Avon lady though this is the Nikken Consultant.

You can check out Nikken products at www.mynikken.net/joanspear

3 comments:

allorganic said...

I have not personally tried these products but I would like to correct some misinformation in regards to ecocert certifictaion.

Ecocert certification does not mean the products are 95% organic ingredients. Actually the standard for ecocert is not the same as the USDA (95%) food standard for organic.

The USDA food standard for organic is a much higher certification level.

You can learn a bit more about this on the Organic Consumers website: http://www.organicconsumers.org/bodycare/OASISrelease080317.cfm

last year, Dr. Bronner brought a lawsuit against ecocert about this very issue.

My goal here is to help people understand these various levels of certification.

Right now, there are not regulated, verified certifications for cosmetic, skin care, & personal care products.

Right now the only standard that is truly a 95% organic standard is the food standard by USDA and also by ACO (Australian Certified Organic).

Ecocert's organic standards allow non-organic ingredients and certain petrochemicals. They also
allow mislabeling to enable products to be labeled organic that really should not be.

I did look at the ingredients lists for the Nikken and they definately would not meet a 95% organic standard. There are ingredients in the products that would not be approved under the 95% USDA standard.

This is a very deceptive issue and if you would like to learn more about this I reccomend you go to the organic consumers website and read about it. They have a campaign called Coming Clean that will explain these very issues to you as a buyer of "organic" personal care products that you know what you are buying.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/bodycare/index.cfm

Melisa said...

Read the article referenced about ecocert - not sure what you about Nikken products are considered "non-organic". Would you please specify?

allorganic said...

Hi Melisa,

what about the Nikken products is considered "non-organic" well the only way to verify this is to look at their ingredients list.

I took a look at one of the skin care products and found this ingredients list:

you can see that this would never meet the food standard for certified organic as it is NOT 95% organic ingredients, including sodium bensoate, potassium sorbate, ceteryl alcohol, Perfume,
benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, squalane, benzoic
acid, tocopheryl acetate.

Ecocert allows for a minimum of 10% organic ingredients... this is a much lower standard than USDA & ACO food standard certified organic.

http://www.mynikken.com/pdf/en/contour_serum.pdf

Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*,
Macadamia ternifolia seed oil*, hydrolized rhizobian
gum, acacia senegal gum, Artemisia umbelliformis
extract*, glycerin, Peucedanum ostruthium*,
Marrubium vulgare*, alcohol, Leontopodium alpinum
flower leaf extract*, sodium benzoate, potassium
sorbate, saccharide isomerate, Olea europaea*,
Simmondsia chinensis oil*, xanthan gum, cetearyl
olivate, sorbitan olivate, glyceryl stearate SE, perfume,
benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, squalane, benzoic
acid, tocopheryl acetate.
*Ingredients proceeding from organic farming