Posted on December 04 2015
Welcome to Kate & Paul Organics!
About 3 years ago, I developed a skin allergy; my skin was easily irritated by cosmetics; it was red, dry and flaky and often broke out in rashes. I learnt later that the condition had developed due to years of using harsh skincare products containing salicylic acid, which had thinned and deteriorated my skin.
In additional to skin sensitivity, I also suffer from rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic, incurable skin condition which is similar to adult acne and is often mistaken for rosy cheeks or sunburn. There are many triggers, but most of them include heat, hot or spicy foods and emotional stress. It was a daily struggle dealing with my skin sensitivity and rosacea. I spent thousands of dollars trying and experimenting with skincare and makeup that were unsuitable for me.
While pursuing a personal ambition to overcome, treat and manage my skin condition, I began researching natural skincare. I discovered that we needed to stop putting so many chemicals on our bodies. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and if we eat healthy food, why shouldn’t we use healthy skin products? The fact is, much of what we place on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream.
In 2005, the Environmental Working Group published studies that discovered toxic chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies in the U.S. These newborns were tested for more than 400 chemicals,and an astounding 287 toxins were detected within the umbilical cord. Of these 287 chemicals, 217 were neurotoxins, and 208 are known to damage growth development or cause birth defects.
Since then, I developed a keen interest in natural skincare. I was informed, educated and discovered many health and beauty benefits of non-toxic, certified organic, natural and safe skincare. Kate & Paul Organics was founded thereafter and named after my parents, Katherine and Paul, both of whom have been my inspiration to lead a healthier life.
I still suffer from rosacea flare ups. However, I’ve learnt to manage it using safe skincare products that no longer aggravate or irritate my skin. The curations on this site are a selection of skincare products which meet these exacting standard; safe, organic and efficient. I hope that by sharing in-depth information about my curations, such as product ingredient details, all of which is backed by credible resources, you too will be empowered to make a safer choice in your personal products.
With that, I welcome you to discover my curations!