As a blogger, I get sent lots and lots of natural beauty products to try. Some are not so natural, some are just mediocre. There are a lot of organic products out there, but very few stand up to Naturopathica.
Are selected on the basis that raw materials can be sustainably harvested.
Contain no petroleum based ingredients, harsh surfactants or paraben preservatives.
Clinically proven clean cosmeceuticals, such as Vitamins A, C and E, have been dermatologist tested and FDA approved for guaranteed safety.
Our products are Natural Cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert Standard available at http://cosmetics.ecocert.com.
Products are allergy tested to ensure that they are free of ingredients that could harm sensitive skin. Never tested on animals.
Produced in the USA.
Products are distributed in minimal packaging with recycled paper outer packaging, 100% post-consumer tubes and bottles, and PET plastic and glass.
Shipping packaging includes biodegradable packing peanuts.
I have just tried an age defense cream by Naturopathica that I absolutely adore! Naturopathica Cassis Ultra Replenishing Cream is so lovely! I love the way it hydrates my skin, and it leaves my skin feeling very soft. Its featured ingredients are:
HYALURONIC ACID (HA): known for its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, this ingredient helps the skin to retain moisture
CASSIS (Black Currant Oil): This seed oil is a rich source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and other important polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-3, known to soothe and improve skin resilience
VITAMIN E: a powerful antioxidant, this vitamin helps to fight free radical damage
VITAMIN B COMPLEX: B vitamins improve the skin’s ability to take up oxygen and help keep the production of sebum at appropriate levels. Application of a Vitamin B Complex to the skin increases resistance to irritation by noxious chemicals and therefore makes this ingredient essential as a “Big City” protective cream
This product has earned a low hazard score of three from the Environmental Working Group. Citral is the ingredient of most concern, as it is a “known human immune system toxicant or allergen”.
I trust Ecocert certification more than any other in the beauty industry.
Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for “natural and organic cosmetics”…
The basic principles of the Ecocert standard
To ensure an environmentally friendly cosmetic product, the Ecocert standard lays down:
1. The use of ingredients derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes. Ecocert therefore checks:
- The absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced by them: milk, honey, etc.).
- The biodegradable or recyclable nature of packaging.
2. A minimum threshold of natural ingredients from organic farming to be reached to obtain certification:
- For both labels, Ecocert Standard imposes that a minimum of 95% of the total ingredients come from natural origin.
- For the natural and organic cosmetic label:
A minimum of 95% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.
- For the natural cosmetic label:
A minimum of 50% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 5% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming./!: Some ingredients very frequently found in cosmetics (water, salts, minerals) cannot be certified as organic because they are not sourced from farming. For example, shampoos and some creams, mostly composed of water, contain between 10% and 40% organic ingredients, and always 95% natural ingredients. An essential oil, which does not contain water, can be up to 100% organic ingredients.
3. On site audit is performed by an Ecocert auditor.
I really love Naturopathica Cassis Ultra Replenishing Cream, and I think it would make a lovely gift for the woman/mother in your life.
disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.
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