Organic cosmetics, how to recognize them

Organic cosmetics, how to recognize them

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THE organic cosmetics they are personal care products composed of natural substances, such as phytoextracts, floral waters that come from the distillation of aromatic plants, vegetable oils, essential oils. Essential oils have the advantage of being able to enter deeply into the epidermis due to the small size of their molecules and to lipophilicity, and this produces very effective results. But let's see in detail the composition of organic cosmetics.

Organic cosmetics, composition
Unlike conventional cosmetics, i organic cosmetics they are 100% natural therefore there is no presence of dyes, preservatives are also not tested on animals. Due to the nature of their composition they cannot be potentially harmful since they do not contain harmful and carcinogenic substances such as dyes of synthetic origin or preservatives that release formaldehyde or PEG PPG.

How to recognize i organic cosmetics?
It is good to make a clear distinction between "natural" and organic cosmetics, natural ones do not require strict controls: currently there are no rules governing the use of the word "natural".
It is quite another thing for cosmetics that use the definition of "ORGANIC".
The ingredients of "organic" cosmetics in English "organics" to be such must be certified according to international community regulations and therefore subjected to strict control by an authorized body.
In Italy the legislation is regulated by the European disciplinary reg Ce / 834/2007 which defines:

  • the production standards
  • the raw materials that can be used
  • control and certification
  • imports from third countries
  • labeling

On the same labeling it is imperative to report the body that performed the control and certification the authorization code for label printing.

THE organic cosmetics they represent the choice towards sustainable development. But not only! Organic does not only mean natural, but also healthy, given that biological practices do not involve the use of synthetic chemicals, but of substances produced in respect of nature and of the person: in biocosmetic everything takes place considering the entire agricultural ecosystem, exploiting the natural fertility of the soil, promoting biodiversity In summary, choosing an organic cosmetic means protecting the environment, people and animals.

Attention: when buying in herbal medicine or in shops selling natural products, it is good to check the label to make sure that all the aforementioned elements are present. Be wary of products with the word natural product if you intend to buy an exclusively organic product.

How cosmetics are made

It is quite evident that it is not at all easy to decipher that strange language on the back of all the packaging of beauty products on the market!

How cosmetics are made. Practical guide to reading the INCI"By Giulia Penazzi (Edra Editions) aims to provide the very basis necessary to read an INCI label, so as to recognize the product we are about to purchase and its functionality. The first time you browse it can almost scare and appear too technical and specific text due to the long list of ingredients and formulas reported but once you start reading you will be immediately impressed by the clarity with which the author makes chemistry concepts accessible. acronyms and terms that otherwise remain mysterious.

Greater knowledge and attention to the label would help make more informed choices, prevent any inconvenience and give us the feeling that we have spent our money well!