Natural as well as organic cosmetics and beauty products have been very much in vogue for several years: the difference between these two adjectives seems blurred. In order to help you choose the right product for you, we give you in this article all the explanations on the topic. What is the difference between organic and natural?
WHAT IS A NATURAL COSMETIC?
A beauty product or cosmetic that is described as “natural” is composed of at least 95% of ingredients that are of natural origin (i.e. from plants, fruit, herbs). However, this does not mean that these ingredients have been grown organically (without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, etc.). You therefore have in front of you a product that uses raw materials that come from nature: on the other hand, they may have been cultivated with chemicals and may contain traces of them.
THE “FALSE” NATURAL PRODUCTS
With the important development of natural products and green marketing, many brands have reoriented their production and packaging to make their customers believe that their products are natural. However, many of them use chemical components, and play with the image of nature to make people believe in its composition. Therefore, be very careful with the products you select, and carefully review their composition.
WHAT IS AN ORGANIC COSMETIC?
An organic cosmetic or beauty product, also contains at least 95% natural ingredients, but must be organically grown: they have been cultivated with respect for nature, without using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or traces of heavy metals. In other words, you can be sure that you are using healthy and non-toxic ingredients.
WHAT ARE THE LABELS OF ORGANIC COSMETICS?
There are a large number of organic cosmetic labels, but 4 of them are the best known and most used:
ASABIO product are certified ECO-CERT
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORGANIC OR NATURAL COSMETIC AND A NORMAL COSMETIC?
These two types of cosmetics are very similar but still have important differences:
- Organic cosmetics use natural products, from organic farming, which do not contain traces of heavy metals or pesticides.
- Organic cosmetics do not contain parabens, endocrine disruptors and other toxic or harmful ingredients.
- Organic cosmetics are the result of a reasoned production, which respects nature and farmers.
- Organic cosmetics use recyclable eco-packaging and vegetal inks.
- Organic cosmetics contain large quantities of natural active ingredients.
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WHERE TO FIND THE BEST ORGANIC COSMETICS?
The best organic cosmetics and beauty products are those that are ECO-CERT certified and offer eco-packaging. ASABIO laboratories offer a range of ECO-CERT organic cosmetics that perfectly combine the different forces of nature to relieve and repair your skin without damaging it: hemp, CBD, shea butter, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and many others.