At a time when concerns are more oriented towards our health and that of the planet, so-called “organic” or “natural” cosmetics are multiplying on the shelves causing confusion in our minds.
Obviously, we must be wary of certain appellations which in reality do not follow any regulations established by law. Thus, we must ask ourselves the right questions in terms of organic makeup in order to associate, without error, efficiency with health.
Everything you always wanted to know about organic makeup (without daring to ask)
To find your way among all these more or less honest makeup ranges, there are a few basic rules to know. For example, organic and natural should not be confused.
A product which does not have ingredients from organic farming but which contains little or no synthetic components is a natural product. The organic product ensures that 95% of its components are natural, of which at least 10% and 95% of plants come from organic farming. The best way to avoid mistakes is to refer to the Labels.
What does organic makeup contain?
Who says organic makeup says organic farming – © Olena Yakobchuk
Without preservatives, artificial perfumes, synthetic dyes and derivatives of petrochemicals, but also devoid of ethoxilated raw materials (PEG) and genetically modified plants, organic makeup must meet very strict regulations in terms of composition.
In short, organic make-up is prohibited: non-renewable raw materials that assume the death of an animal, as well as ingredients requiring manufacturing processes that are not respectful of the planet.
On the other hand, organic makeup contains mainly vegetable waxes (especially for lipsticks), vegetable and mineral oils (such as jojoba oil, etc.), mineral and organic dyes, and extracts of plants and oils. essentials from organic farming.
Is organic makeup more expensive?
Contrary to popular belief, organic makeup is, in fact, not as expensive as it once was, compared to conventional makeup. However, entry-level products are more often more expensive, but higher-end products are less expensive.
Where to find organic makeup?
The organic makeup ranges are developing more and more and are therefore more accessible. But to be sure of their environmental and aesthetic qualities, it is better to get them in specialized organic shops, and by correspondence on the Internet in specialized sites.
In direct contact with our skin and therefore our health but also that of the planet, we are increasingly attentive to the components of cosmetics. But with an increasingly flourishing array of mascaras, lipsticks, eyeshadows and other foundations, it’s also getting harder to find your way around. So as not to make mistakes, let’s ask the right questions!
How do you know if the makeup is organic?
Organic labels can help you – © Daria Minaeva
To be sure that the makeup is organic, it is best to refer to the Labels… There are a few whose specificity differs according to the characteristics of the products:
Cosmebio: The ORGANIC logo – At least 95% of the ingredients are natural or of natural origin and at least 10% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
The ECO logo – At least 95% of the ingredients are natural or of natural origin and at least 5% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
Cosmos: A maximum of 5% of the ingredients come from synthetic chemistry out of the total of the ingredients for the formulation principles.
Ecocert: Any synthetic ingredient is prohibited (dyes, perfumes, antioxidants, synthetic emollients, oils and fats, silicones, all ingredients from petrochemicals, etc.)
BDIH: The products are made from natural raw materials, plants (preferably from organic cultivation) or minerals.