What is organic cosmetics?
When a cream is certified organic, it means that its formula contains organic ingredients.
So, what is an organic ingredient?
It is a vegetal ingredient, meaning that it comes from plants, and that these are grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Only the good stuff!
If we take a closer look, what does that mean?
20% ORGANIC INGREDIENTS, doesn’t seem like a lot… does it?
Creams contain a lot of water, generally amounting to 60 and 80% of the product;
which means… that even if it is natural, it does not come from plants,
and it is therefore not certifiable as organic.
WHAT ABOUT THAT 5% IN NON-NATURAL INGREDIENTS?
They are mainly preservatives, that are essential to preserve product quality.
They are part of a limited and clearly defined list, that excludes any potentially harmful substances, such as: Phenoxyethanol, Silicones, Parabens, Glycol ethers, PEG (polyethylene glycol), Paraffin, Benzophenone, Chemical UV filters, GMOs…
So, how do you find out that a cosmetic is organic?
In 2002 a group of about 10 natural and organic cosmetic laboratories joined forces to create a charter of organic standards: COSMÉBIO, to define what an
organic cream may contain, or not, so that consumers have a real guarantee regarding the ingredients found in their creams!
ECOCERT is an international and independent organization that ensures that Eau Thermale Jonzac® products, their manufacturing process, the raw materials and packaging used all comply with Cosmebio standards.
Ecocert guarantees that certified products are healthful and environmentally friendly.
AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL AND ORGANIC COSMETICS?