Businesses may use the phrases organic, natural and hypoallergenic, irrespective of the ingredients they contain. The term doctor tested and recommend is another of the unregulated phrases. You may as well call them sales gimmicks.
Cosmetic makers are needed to utilize the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients in their labels. Most customers find that hard to understand or read. There is now way that I could completely "translate" all of the ingredients that you might find on the label of an organic natural body care product.
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They sued four producers of “natural" body cleansers since they have been discovered to be infected with elevated levels of sterile Dioxin. The businesses must fix the issue, include a warning label the goods cause cancer, or cover a fine.
In the past, I have listed some "clues", such as warning labels to look for, but lately, it seems that nearly everything must be viewed with caution. California has always been ahead of the game when it comes to environmental and consumer protection.
They recently sued four manufacturers of "organic" body cleansers, because they were found to be contaminated with high levels of cancer-causing Dioxane. The companies must correct the problem, include a warning label that the products cause cancer, and/or pay a fine.
But, what about anyone who bought that organic natural body care product? The whole thing is scary and saddening, but I do have a solution.
If they started with the safest ingredients, checked them for contaminants and followed up by testing the completed batch, then they could be sure that their customers were safe. So, before you buy an organic natural body care product, check out the manufacturer's website. Find out what testing protocol they follow. You'll be safer and happier in the long run.