Krystal Blue Intl.

Natural, Organic, Cosmeceuticals – Oh My!!
August 18, 2014, 8:13 pm
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Krystal Blue Intl.

You can’t pick up a skincare product without seeing one of these words on the label but what do they really mean?  Is one better than the other?  I get confused too so here’s the skinny….

The truth is that in cosmetics and skincare, these terms can mean many different things.  So my advice – Buyer Beware!

The closest you get to regulation is “Organic”.  The US Department of Agriculture’s “National Organic Program” certifies food grade ingredients (honey, avocados, etc.) which may be used in cosmetics.  If the ingredients are farm-raised, the USDA has jurisdiction and can certify the crop as organic, allowing the use of the “USDA ORGANIC” seal.  The caveat though is “farm raised” – essential oils and plant materials are not USDA regulated.   

To make matters worse, the term Organic has four flavors when it comes to skincare labeling:

  1. Organic Ingredients– this is the broadest…

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