Organic and natural beauty products are not and cannot be interchanged. Here’s a quick look up guide for the differences:
Highly regulated in the United States. Legally means that the brand is certified by the USDA. Organic products usually fall under one of these four categories:
Not a legal term, since this is an unregulated segment. Can carry the seal of NPA (Natural Products Association, which has certified nearly 800 products in the US)
No pesticides. No fertilizers. No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Under the NPA seal, Natural products must contain 95% ingredients made from petroleum-free, renewable flora, fauna, and mineral resources.
95% of the ingredients are of natural origin,
Approved synthetic ingredients in the product must be people-safe and earth-friendly. Products must come in environmentally conscious packaging, and never be tested on animals.
A word of caution: no matter what the labels say, trust your skin and understand its language. Skin tones and structures differ from person to person. Do your homework.