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Differentiating organic and natural cosmetics

And if we talk about bio makeup?

Female model with organic makeup

In direct contact with our skin and therefore our health, not to mention the health of our planet, we are more and more attentive to the components of cosmetics.
In our shelves are multiplied the cosmetic products so-called “organic” or “natural” sowing the confusion in our minds.

Organic makeup, trend or awareness?

IMA tells you more about what you need to know about organic makeup :

Differentiating biological and natural cosmetics

The natural product : a product that does not have ingredients from organic farming but contains little or no synthetic components is a natural product.

The bio product : it ensures that 95% of its components are natural of which at least 10% and 95% of the plants come from organic farming.

You can refer to the labels

Content of the organic makeup?

The organic makeup is very regulated in terms of composition.

  • Without preservatives, artificial fragrances, synthetic dyes and petrochemical derivatives, but also free of ethoxylated raw materials (PEG) and genetically modified plants.
  • Are forbidden in its composition: Non-renewable raw materials which involve the death of an animal, as well as ingredients requiring manufacturing processes which are not respectful of the planet.

Composition of organic make-up :

  • Vegetable waxes (especially for lipsticks ), vegetable and mineral oils (such as jojoba oil) mineral and organic dyes, and plant extracts and essential oils from organic farming.
    Is organic makeup more expensive than traditional makeup? Contrary to popular belief, organic makeup is actually not as expensive as it used to be compared to conventional makeup. They are increasingly accessible and the range of these organic products is constantly evolving. Where to buy organic makeup ?
    The best is to go to specialized organic shops or by correspondence on specialized sites.
    Help with the organic label that certifies the conformity of the product.

    The organic label: synonym for product conformity

    Some differ according to the characteristics of the products :

    The Organic cosmetics : the ORGANIC logo – At least 95% of the ingredients are natural or of natural origin and at least 10% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
    The ECO logo – At least 95% of the ingredients are natural or of natural origin and at least 5% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
    Cosmos : A maximum of 5% of the ingredients are derived from synthetic chemistry on the total ingredients for formulation principles.
    Ecocert : Any synthetic ingredient is prohibited (dyes, perfumes, antioxidants, synthetic emollients, oils and fats, silicones, all ingredients derived from petrochemicals, etc.)
    BDIH : The products are made from natural raw materials, vegetable (preferably from the organic culture) or mineral.

    It should also be remembered that the label for organic cosmetics is not mandatory . So, products can be genuinely organic and do not wear Label. In this case, it is preferable to read labels rigorously .

    Drawbacks of the organic makeup ?

    The major drawback of organic make-up : its lifetime is shorter than for classic make-up because lacks synthetic preservatives . The smell and packaging of these products are less attractive than for conventional makeup, nevertheless organic cosmetic brands are making more and more efforts.
    The benefits of organic makeup?

    Organic makeup is less aggressive and more quickly assimilated by the skin thanks to the absence of allergenic substances, parabens, petrochemical derivatives or other synthetic dyes. The certified organic makeup allows limit the risks of allergies and the itchy little aesthetic.
    They are more environmentally friendly , because their packaging is less polluting because recyclable and / or biodegradable but also the virtues of organic agriculture for the planet .