Surely you have heard of natural cosmetics and organic cosmetics. We are becoming more and more aware of the products we use in our daily lives. We are more concerned about the benefits they bring us, the components they contain and, in addition, we are more interested in the production process and its effects on the environment.
In NAÁY BOTANICALS products you will always find natural ingredients in our formulations as well as certified organic ingredients. We avoid using substances that can harm your body and instead opt for natural aromas and preservatives for our products. We are an animal-friendly brand, against animal testing and exploitation, and eco-friendly, which defends recycled or recyclable packaging for our cosmetics and production processes that respect the environment. In our online store you can find all our functional functional organic cosmetic products.
Do you really know what all the terms surrounding the world of sustainable cosmetics mean? In today's article we tell you the differences between natural cosmetics and organic cosmetics.
Natural cosmetics and organic cosmetics are not the same thing.
What is certified natural cosmetics?
Natural cosmetic products have a composition formed only by natural ingredients, they do not incorporate anything synthetic. Their ingredients may be of animal, mineral or vegetable origin. If they do not contain animal products, they can also be qualified as vegan.
Natural cosmetics have the following advantages over conventional cosmetics:
- Reduced exposure to harmful ingredients
- No perfumes or synthetic aromas
- Not tested on animals
- No synthetic preservatives
What is certified organic cosmetics?
To speak of this type of cosmetics , terms such as BIO or organic cosmetics are also used, depending on the geographical location where the concept is used, but it refers to the same type of products.
The products that fall under this denomination, in addition to complying with the requirements of natural cosmetics, have components that come from certified organic crops, which are those that do not use petrochemical fertilizers or pesticides. Also, they do not use additives or unnecessary substances (such as artificial perfumes or colorants) in their development.
It is important to note that the manufacturing process of this type of cosmetics does not damage or pollute the environment either; rather, it aims to have the least possible environmental impact and the packaging used must also comply with a series of technical requirements in addition to being biodegradable, recycled or recyclable.
Main difference between organic cosmetics and natural cosmetics
Organic cosmetics and natural cosmetics differ mainly in that the raw materials, in the case of organic cosmetics, must come from certified organic crops and that the production and packaging process must meet a number of standards that need not be part of the production process of natural cosmetics.
What does it mean to be certified cosmetics?
Thanks to the certifications granted to products by the agencies, there are guarantees for consumers through which they can differentiate, with certainty, the type of product they are acquiring.
Therefore, it is important that when we buy a cosmetic product under a certain name (natural or organic) we check whether this feature is real and is supported and not just a mere marketing claim.
Thus, if we talk about certified organic cosmetics and although there are several certifications that support this feature, all of them require a minimum and there are common factors required by national and international regulations, such as not including synthetic compounds and that the percentage of ingredients from organic agriculture exceeds a minimum, and the other characteristics relating to the form of production and packaging already mentioned.
If you want to take care of your health through your skin, consume natural and toxic-free cosmetics. To make sure that this is so, you should look for certified products that guarantee this ecological quality.