What Organic Means?
What is the difference between Natural and Organic?
Simply, organic means “pure natural”
This particular term has been used in the early 1900s in response to the shift towards synthetic fertilizers and pesticides to differentiate between agriculture products have been farmed with natural fertilizers and those which farmed using synthetic fertilizer, pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
The organic movement started with relativity small group of farmers came together in various associations till the attention reached all over the world due to the close connection between what we eat or use and our health.
In the beauty sector because the term “natural” is being used in a wrong and misleading way by many manufactures of skin care and cosmetic products, hence no regulations control describing a beauty product as “natural” or strict laws to regulate the types and concentrations of ingredients used or the percentage of natural ingredients inside, even if the product contains 1% of natural ingredients they call the final product “natural” for marketing purposes.
Natural agricultural ingredients are not required to be free from pesticides, genetically modified ingredients “GMO”, many controversial chemicals such as parabens, synthetic colouring, silicones and synthetic perfumes are allowed to be used. Not required for the products to be cruelty free or the packaging to be environmentally friendly.
Therefore, global associations were established to regulate and control through very strict regulations the real natural skin care and cosmetic products and certify it by the term “certified organic”
“There is a big difference between what is call Natural and what is called Organic”
in Certified Organic products the natural ingredients should be at least 95% of the final and end product
Certified organic skin and hair care products are not permitted to use agricultural ingredients that have been treated with pesticides or contain genetically modified organisms.
more than 1.500 chemical compounds such as parabens, silicon, various sulfate salts, petroleum derivatives, synthetic fragrances and many preservatives that are used to preserve products for long periods are not allowed to use.
There is a follow-up and audit by the organic certifier entity for each component separately and its profile history, starting from planting, methods of extraction, storage and shipping until it reaches the factory.
The manufacturing and packaging process is also subjected to several requirements, and the packaging must be environmentally friendly.
The final product is subjected to quality control and inspection visits to the factory, sales outlet and storage warehouses to ensure the degree of humidity, temperature and all storage conditions until it reaches the end user.