The Science between Natural V’s Organic

Natural skincare seems like it must be pretty easy to understand right? Unfortunately that’s not always the case.  A ‘natural’ ingredient is considered to be anything that’s a plant, mineral or animal by-product. However, because natural products (or those claiming to be natural) aren’t regulated by any governing body, you’ll find brands can use the word natural on their packaging purely for their marketing purposes.

This means a product that contains a handful of natural skin care ingredients can claim it’s natural, despite the addition of synthetic ingredients.  Similarly brands can use the word organic, if only a few ingredients in a product are actually organic. It gets even more confusing when some synthetics mixed with natural or organic ingredients can be harmful to the skin, and then on the flip side other aren’t. In short, the mixing of natural ingredients with synthetics can be both good and bad for your skin and there is no simple way to be sure until you find out the hard way.

The term ‘certified organic’ refers to how an ingredient was farmed. It must be prepared and grown without pesticides, chemical fertilisers, growth hormones or antibiotics.  Contrary to natural products, the use of certified organic logos on beauty products is highly regulated and although there is no single accrediting body that owns the certified organic rule, brands must be audited by external moderators in order to become a certified organic product.

A true organic product will always be void of added synthetics, it also won’t be blended with other non-organic ingredients.  Using the highest quality organic ingredients is all we believe your skin needs, and how it should be best cared for.

We’re not just organic. We’re certified organic.

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