You’ve probably heard a ton about the benefits of organic foods, organic products, and organic skin care, but have you heard the term “biodynamic” before?
Biodynamic is a step up from organic, and it’s a term used to talk about the way fruits, vegetables, and other plants are farmed. Biodynamic farming methods enhance the vitamin- and nutrient-density, as well as the active compounds of plants – and thus increase the quality of ingredients in the skincare products made from them. And, biodynamic farming reduces the environmental impact of growing these plants.
Adopting biodynamic farming methods is relatively new in the food and beauty industries. That’s why we are so excited that Eminence Organics is pioneering this revolutionary practice to make their skincare products as powerfully effective as possible. The thing about biodynamic farming is that it requires ruthless attention to detail. Here’s how it works:
In both organic and biodynamic farming methods, farmers focus on the health of the soil and restriction of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. But, biodynamic farming goes further. Each biodynamic farm is considered its own ecosystem. Instead of having to fertilize soil, biodynamic farms restore the nutrients in soil naturally, by rotating crops, composting, interplanting, incorporating animals (and their manure) in the farm, and saving seeds. This helps farms stay whole and healthy for a very long time. And, where you have healthy soil, you have healthy plants.
The Biodynamic Calendar
Biodynamic farms even follow a specific calendar of when they plant and harvest their crops. Using lunar cycles to determine the optimal time for them to plant seeds and reap harvests, biodynamic farmers believe that when the moon is in ascent and a plant’s sap is rising, that’s the best time to harvest. By planting with the lunar planting calendar, the best time for biodynamic farmers reap the most nutritionally-robust plants.
Earning the Biodynamic® Certification
In order to earn a Biodynamic® certification, farms must undergo a very strict certification process. An outside, non-profit group called Demeter is responsible for biodynamic® certifications. Demeter was founded in 1928, and it now operates in more than 50 countries. It is so difficult to earn a biodynamic® certification that most skincare companies do not even attempt it.
Unlike organic certification, which is crop-focused, Biodynamic® certification requires the entire farm be certified. Currently, there are only 300 certified Biodynamic® farming operations in the United States.
Are biodynamic products actually better for your skin?
Biodynamic farming produces the purest and most powerful ingredients, which means the skincare products made from them are richer and more effective.
Eminence Organics President Boldijarre Koronczay tells Well + Good: “Because of the harmonious way that biodynamic crops are grown with the land, they have been found to contain up to 13% more potassium, 20% more sodium, 34% more iron and 47% more Vitamin C than conventional produce.”
Not only are these products more nutrient-dense for your skin to drink up their benefits, but they are also hypoallergenic! They’re free of parabens and chemicals, and they are great for sensitive skin!
The New “Beyond Organic Collection”
As you probably know, here at Facelogic Spa in Upland, we are big fans of Eminence Organic Skin Care. We could go on and on about the amazing products Eminence develops using organic farming methods. That’s why we are even more over-the-moon, gaga eyed 😍 about Eminence’s Biodynamic “Beyond Organic Facial” and “Beyond Organic Collection.”
This collection includes award-winning products formulated with ingredients from Demeter International Certified Biodynamic® farms as well as Certified Biodynamic® products like our Facial Recovery Oil. Look for the Demeter Certification badges when you’re in the spa, and see for yourself the Biodynamic® difference.
Are You Ready for Biodynamic in your life?
The Beyond Organic Facial is now available at Facelogic Spa Upland! This positively pampering experience is perfect for sensitive skin, those with allergies or autoimmune concerns, those with rosacea, and those desiring a beyond organic experience. Read more about our Beyond Organic Facial here, and call 909-949-0385 to schedule yours today!
The Beyond Organic Skincare line is now available for purchase. Drop by Facelogic Spa in Upland during business hours or give us a call at (909) 949-0385, and one of our skincare therapists will be happy to help you select the products that are right for your skin.
To book your appointment for a Beyond Organic Facial, call (909) 949-0385 today!