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How To Know If Your ‘Eco’ Skincare Products Are Actually Toxic Free

What does it mean for a product to be organic, hypoallergenic, or non-toxic? When a product identifies itself as “natural”, what and who qualifies it as such? Let’s start with the term “organic”, a term that is “highly regulated”. While the (FDA) Food and Drug Administration doesn’t allow brands to use “false” or “misleading” information on cosmetic packaging, the manufacturers are not required to register their ingredients and labels, the process is voluntary. To ensure your products are truly “organic”, you need to look for the EcoCert logo. ECOCERT is a certification organization based in Europe that certifies products in more than 80 countries throughout the world. “Natural” and “All-Natural” are terms that are used for any number of products. These terms aren’t just limited to cosmetics; they’re used for many types of food products as well. Unfortunately, unlike the term “organic”, the terms natural and all-natural remain unregulated. There are zero limits to how a company can utilize the terms on their product labels. There is a way to get an idea as to just how natural a product is by looking at how far down the ingredient list the “natural ingredient” is listed. When you’re shopping for products it’s of course important to read the labels closely, with this information you’ll hopefully be a little more informed to as to what they actually mean.

Hypoallergenic and non-toxic are other terms that are thrown around. To read more about exactly what hypoallergenic and non-toxic mean, follow the link: