Do you buy organic products? But are you certain that they are really organic and free of harmful and artificial chemicals. Such labels can mislead and confuse you.
Despite claiming to be organic they might contain chemicals and without realizing this you will be applying such products on your face, hair and body. For organic cosmetics currently there is no legislation, hence regardless of how the product was made any company can describe its product as organic.
According to a recent study, almost 75 per cent of customers were misled by the labeling of beauty products as “organic”.
So how is it possible to check whether the organic products you buy are real or fake? Follow these pointers:
Look for the logos
An easy way is to buy products that are certified organic. All you need to do is look for the logo before buying any product. There is a huge difference between “organic” and “made with organic”. If a product is certified organic 95 per cent of its ingredients will be organic. On the other hand “made with organic” logo requires only 20 per cent of the ingredients to be organic. Look for original zeal on the label. Certified organic products will have organic and nonorganic ingredients displayed on the label and the name of the organic certifier.
Know the brands that do it best
When in doubt it is always better to stick to trustworthy brands. Such brands will have a clear labeling system to suggest their products are organic.
Beware of imposters
A lot of fake organic products are flooding the beauty market. While shopping online as well as offline shop from a brand’s own retail store. Don’t buy organic products from someone you don’t know, especially if you are buying online. The product can be a knockoff even if it looks just like the real thing. Such products will most probably cost a lot less than the original.
Decide if organic is good enough
If a product contains at least 70 per cent of organic ingredients it can be labeled, “contain organic” or “made with organic”. The name of the organic certifier as well as nonorganic ingredients will be displayed on the label. The certifier’s organic seal may or may not be used on the cosmetic product. Some of the best products will not be 100 per cent organic. They will be 99 per cent natural and 100 per cent cruelty-free. They will not have phthalates, parabens, and synthetic fragrances or synthetic dyes. Still they won’t be 100% organic. So use your discretion when you buy organic beauty products.