September Monthly Archives

Organic Beauty Week – BDIH and is the Future in the Stars? COSMOS

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Organic Beauty Week Which translates to the Federation of Industrial and Trading Company (for pharmaceuticals, health care products, food supplements and cosmetic products.) The aim of this body is to define the term “natural cosmetics” in a factually correct and comprehensive way that is easy for the consumer to understand. Their standard states how ingredients should be sourced and processed on the way to becoming …

Organic Beauty Week – Ecocert-ification

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Organic Beauty Week On their website, Ecocert state they were the first body to develop natural and organic standards in 2003. As the name Ecocert might suggest, the body is also concerned with ingredients being environmentally friendly and believe that naturally derived ingredients should be from sustainable sources. There should be no GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, Nanoparticles, silicones, PEGs, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal ingredients …

Organic Beauty Week – AsureQuality & Antipodean Beauty Brands

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Organic Beauty Week I *almost* called this post “AsureQuality & Antipodes” BUT then I realised that a new organic beauty brand I am currently putting to the test (and rather liking!) is also AsureQuality certified – Moana. Read more about Moana Night Repair Serum here. For AsureQuality Ltd to certify a product completely it has to be 100% natural ingredients. They have two standards, one …

Organic Beauty Week – USDA Certification

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Organic Beauty Week- USDA NOP Many of you might be wondering what this stands for. Well it’s United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program. Now you can see why they shortened it! USDA NOP is a food standard with three certification variations, which offers its certification not just to food brands, but also beauty and personal care. There are limited amounts of synthetics allowed …

Organic Beauty Week – A Look at Natrue

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Organic Beauty Week- Natrue Natrue is an international non-profit association, that certifies naturalness. Every submitted finished product must fully comply with Natrue’s criteria and 75% of the product range or brand must be Natural Cosmetics. Natrue guarantees a product you buy is as natural as an be – made with natural and organic beauty ingredients, with minimal processing and environmentally friendly practices. Products carrying the …

Organic Beauty Week with The Soil Association Part 2

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If you missed yesterday’s post on Organic Beauty Week and The Soil Association, click here to catch up. In the post I explained the certification standards of The Soil Association and shared some of my favourite Soil Association-certified brands. Now, I am sharing the rest of them! Soil Association Beauty Brand #6 – Lucy Annabella This is a brand I am very excited to be …

Organic Beauty Week with The Soil Association Part 1

It’s Organic Beauty Week, or should I say #organicbeautyweek ! Following on from the #beautybabble talk on Monday, I thought I would take some time to discuss more in depth the organic certifying bodies and take a look at some of my favourite organic beauty brands! From #beautybabble I could tell there was still some confusion around what is an organic brand, what is a …