What Does Biodynamic Mean For Your Skin?
You're well-versed in the value of organic but have you heard about the benefits of biodynamic? A step up from organic, biodynamic methods both enhance the quality of ingredients and reduce environmental impact. What does this mean for your skin care? Think amplified organic: Pure and potent ingredients that are even higher in vitamins, nutrients and active compounds.
With an entire collection devoted to certified Biodynamic ingredients, Eminence Organics is well ahead of the trend. Read to learn why biodynamic is taking the beauty world by storm.
Biodynamic Farming Methods
Both organic and biodynamic methods emphasize soil health and prohibit the use of synthetic chemicals, but biodynamic goes one step further. Biodynamic farmers consider the farm a living organism that is self-contained and self-sufficient: It is a closed loop that depends very little on human intervention. Unlike organic farms, which are permitted the use of imported organic materials, the biodynamic farm must meet its needs from within. Biodynamic farmers use a variety of regenerative techniques including crop rotation, composting, interplanting and seed saving to ensure a farm's health and longevity.
The Biodynamic Calendar
Biodynamic farmers follow a unique planting calendar that is based on the position of the moon, planets and constellations. Following lunar cycles, the biodynamic calendar helps farmers determine the optimal times to pick and plant crops. According to the calendar, the best time to harvest is when the moon is in ascent and a plant's sap is rising; when the moon is descending, a plant's vitality is in its roots and it is time to plant and sow.
Demeter Biodynamic Certification
Biodynamic products are subject to extremely strict certification standards. Founded in 1928 and operating in more than 50 countries, Demeter is the official certifying body for Biodynamic products. This non-profit organization holds the world's oldest ecological certification system for the farming, manufacturing and labeling of biodynamic ingredients.