Honey Girl Organics takes advantage of nature’s finest and most concentrated nutrition. This means always searching for the best suited and most organic ingredients available. After a lot of customer feedback, along with research and testing, we have decided to shift away from our current soy based Vitamin E to a sunflower oil based Vitamin E.
Vitamin E is an important ingredient in many of our products here at Honey Girl Organics, including the popular Face & Eye and Night Creams. Vitamin E is a source of concentrated nutrition and helps to stabilize our products. It is also a natural antioxidant that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, brown spots and dry skin by promoting skin cell regeneration.
The goal at Honey Girl Organics is to provide the purest form of skin care possible. The switch to a sunflower oil sourced Vitamin E allows us to offer you a more natural and healthy product, with a more potent Vitamin E.
The Issues With Soy
The use of GMOs and the prevalence of soy allergies first prompted Honey Girl Organics’ transition. Sensitivities to soy are at an all time high in the United States. Although Honey Girl Organics used a non-GMO soy based Vitamin E oil, our customers still voiced concerns about possible allergens as more and more skin care companies opted to use the GM alternative.
Today, soy is a common ingredient in food and cosmetics. In fact, it is the second largest crop in the United States to date. Because of its growing popularity, farmers must mass produce a large quantity quickly, leading to the use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms). A popular GMO seed is Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soybean seeds, which can withstand herbicides so that farmers would not have to worry about insects consuming their crops. However, scientists found that glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup which kills weeds and insects) was found in GM-soy, which is potentially harmful to humans. Honey Girl Organics avoids GMOs at all costs, and does not want to risk that vendors of soy oil may switch to a GM-soy source in the future.
Why Are Sunflowers Better?
Sunflowers contain natural D-Alpha Tocopherols, a non-synthetic form of Vitamin E. Tocopherols are a class of compounds that are a natural source of Vitamin E. D-Alpha Tocopherols are the most powerful of the Tocopherols, making it a rich source of all-natural Vitamin E. Soy oil contains these as well, but not as concentrated a form as in the sunflower oil.
This sunflower based natural Vitamin E also has a higher bioavailability than its soy synthetic and GM counterpart (dl-tocopheryl), meaning that this Vitamin E more efficiently absorbs into the bloodstream when consumed or applied to the skin. This allows the skin to better utilize the healing properties of Vitamin E. In addition to concerns around soy allergies, the nutritious effects of soy Vitamin E is less effective because it has a lower bioavailability than sunflower oil Vitamin E. Higher bioavailability allows the nutrient to be more effective at destroying free radicals and fighting skin conditions.
In addition to the new oil’s concentrated Vitamin E and higher bioavailability, there are absolutely no added preservatives or chemicals in this new Vitamin E. It comes from sunflowers that are certified all-organic, GMO-free, allergen-free, and of 100% vegetable origin, making sunflower oil an optimal choice.
How Will Sunflower Oil Affect The Products And My Skin?
No need to worry--Honey Girl Organics has tested their products with the new Vitamin E oil and found that the cream still feels silky, soft, and smooth, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. All of the wonderful essential oils and honey bee products are still blended to perfection in those shimmering gold jars, ready to nourish and heal your skin. This more concentrated Vitamin E from certified all-natural sunflowers will help pesky skin issues even better and leave you with that radiant Honey Girl glow.
Our goal is to provide you with the healthiest skin-care products at a practical price. Changing from soy- to sunflower-based Vitamin E oil allows us to better avoid GMOs and potential allergens. The sunflower oil going into the product is assured to be 100% natural with no additives and has increased potency.
The search for nature’s finest ingredients is ongoing, and we do so with our customers’ best interests in mind. Honey Girl Organics always strives to be absolutely the purest skin care you’ll ever find!