Organic is the only way; it is the way that Nature designed for us. In my efforts of aligning myself with Nature, I changed my eating habits and shifted to organic quite some time ago, and in the recent past, I have also switched my daily use cosmetics to organic. Now in case that sounds a little too fastidious to some of you, I would like to bring to your attention certain facts.

  • Almost 60% of the chemicals present in our various cosmetics get absorbed by our skin.
  • With prolonged usage, these chemicals also enter our blood stream.
  • Foaming agents like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are found in almost all soaps and shampoos and are often contaminated with the carcinogen 1.4 dioxane.
  • Mineral Oil and Petroleum Jelly… name a cosmetic and you would find these two elements in them. They are known to slow skin function, normal skin development and thus lead to premature aging.
  • Changing the formula of the cosmetic is a regular industry trend, and with every change, our body is exposed to more carcinogens.
  • A research suggests that on an average about 200 different types of chemicals enter our body, thanks to cosmetics and food.

All in all, we are all trapped in a vicious circle of chemical-laden cosmetics, almost enslaving ourselves to the harmful effects of these innumerable chemicals. As I see it, the only way out is going organic. Therefore, I say that Organic is not merely an eating habit; it’s a way of life.

Talking of Organic Cosmetics, Dr. Organic, a brand belonging to Holland & Barratt, has been one organic brand that has always amused me, enthused me, and has always fulfilled the demands of the organic enthusiast in me.  Holland & Barratt is one of the best-known European brands for supplements, health food, vitamins, sports nutrition et al.

Holland-Barrett-store-at-Dubai-MallDr. Organic, the sub-brand dealing with organic cosmetics has also gained huge popularity all over the world. With the promise of creating unique natural products, which are functional by design and formulated to capture the key active properties of the ingredients used, Dr. Organic is now gaining popularity within the UAE as well. With about 24 stores across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and RAK, Holland and Barret has definitely caught the imagination of UAE. Their products are chemical free, GMO free, no animal testing, they are vegetarian…sounds too idealistic right. But that’s the fact with Dr. Organic.  No wonder then, that every time I enter their store, I always end up buying loads of things.

Uma-at-Holland-Barrett-store-at-Dubai-Mall-576x1024I am very particular about the fact that I don’t waste my time and energy writing or talking about products that I haven’t used in the first place. And the same was the case with Dr. Organic products. The first product that I tired was the Dr. Organic Argan Oil Shampoo, which is based on the Moroccan Argan Oil. In fact, I even used the conditioner from the range for about a month, and the results, well, may I say my picture speaks a thousand words. My hair feels luscious, it feels healthy and the Argan Oil range seems to working pretty well for my hair.

And then one thing led to another, I am now a huge fan of their Coconut Range of products, that includes Body Soufflé, Skin Lotion, Hydrating Radiance Elixir…all made from Virgin Coconut Oil. And must I confess that am obsessed with the Dr. Organic Olive Oil foot scrub. Something that I use every night to scrub my feet. In fact, my little secret is that I don’t proper sleep until I have scrubbed my feet, and Dr.Organic Olive Oil Foot scrub has ensured that my must do regime continues to remain soothing and as natural as possible.

Uma-and-Dr.-Organic-ProductsRecently, when I was invited to be a part of their promotional campaign at Dubai Mall, I was more than excited to be a part of it, as that gave me an opportunity to interact with all of you and I could personally share my process of going organic with you and of course share my experiences with Dr.Organic products.


The best part about Dr. Organic is their commitment towards using the finest organic and raw materials possible. Each and every product comes with the promise of active organic ingredients, no harsh chemicals, no animal testing, no mineral oil, no genetically modified ingredients and much more.  I believe it is this promise of theirs, that helps them diversify into a wide range of unique and never heard before category of cosmetics. Royal Jelly, Snail Gel, Manuka Honey and many more such ranges that are harvesting the power of nature for a better you, for a better environment and for a better tomorrow.

For a better tomorrow, a good time to start with right now. If you haven’t yet switched to Organic Foods, start now, right now. Break yourself free from the shackles of chemical-laden cosmetics that do no good to our skin, to our hair, to our overall health. In fact, you pay a hefty price for them and yet they do you harm.

So the next that you are out in a supermarket or a mall – look for Holland & Barratt, and look for the Dr.Organic range of cosmetics. Make a beginning and believe you me, you will never want to go back to the chemical rut ever.

Have you switched to Organic Cosmetics? Or have you used any of the Dr. Organic products yet? Please do share your experience and encouragement with me, because we must be the change that we want to see this world.

Love and Health,




I am Uma - entrepreneur, award winning television personality,philanthropist and an eternal optimist dedicated to helping you liveyour dreams by bringing daily insights, fitness inspiration, cleaneating and beauty and wellness resources.Join me in this space and lets start this beautiful journey together.

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