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Ditch the chemical peel and opt for organic. Align your big day beauty routine with nature.

Nothing is more natural than falling love, so it makes sense to keep it pure on your wedding day. Remove chemicals and feed your body nature's finest. Here's how to incorporate organic to put your best face forward.

Sherryl Ford of facelogic spa knows about purifying skin. With organic products, "Vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base, offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels begin the regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce," she says. In the big city, organic is a way of life, adds John Masters of John Masters Organics in New York City. "By the time women get ready for a day, they have used 10 to 20 different products and no one knows the effects of all the different chemicals interacting with one another and on the body," he says. From cosmetics to hair products to lotions, the skin absorbs it all.

What makes a product organic?

Ford explains: "To be organic, all ingredients are grown without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers, and are processed without ionizing radiation or food additives." Masters adds: "To earn the label, 70 to 100 percent of the product must be organic and certified by a third party." Organic beauty products add life to your look and the earth. "It's a natural choice for those who care about their health and supporting the green movement and the sustainability of our planet," says Ford.

What to use for big-day beauty?

When it comes to wedding day makeup focus on three areas: skin, eyes and lips.

Ford recommends Eminence Organics Sun Defense Minerals SPF 30. This loose powder provides even coverage and sun protection. "With the assorted shades, from translucent to delicious cinnamon bronzer, this foundation works for all skin tones."

When the emotions take hold and the tears of joy flow, Ford reaches for Cucumber Eye Gel as a refreshing relief to combat puffiness.

You only have one first kiss as husband and wife so lips need to be luscious. To please the pucker of brides-to-be, Ford uses Lip Comfort & Plumping mask and follows with a shea butter and sunflower seed oil Citrus Lip Balm for maximum hydration and shimmer.

For Ford and Masters, organic benefits last as long as your endless love. "Many people are not aware of benefits of applying a serum into daily regime to provide an extra level of hydration in the dermal layers of your skin before applying moisturizer," says Ford. Adds Masters: "Working with nature your going to look better in twenty years than someone using conventional products with chemicals." It's never been better to feel like a natural woman.

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