Organically produced facial care products are getting a lot of attention from the mainstream consumer, but many are not organic, according to a new report.
The report, which looked at products from more than 1,000 organic retailers, finds that only one in three of them were organic, but more than half were organic in other ways, like using ingredients that were not from the planet they were produced on, or having more than two people working on the same product.
In addition, some products that are organic and are considered to be the best-quality products on the market can still contain chemicals that are not natural or sustainable.
“Organic products that claim to be organic are often products that have not been tested, and some of them are not even organic,” says John Stoklasa, CEO of the Sustainable Products Alliance.
Most organic products on shelves, including most beard products, have a higher level of lead and pesticide contamination than natural alternatives, according the report.
Many companies are taking steps to improve their environmental practices, such as using organic ingredients and limiting waste.
But many are still struggling with the issue of organic ingredients, says David Klimov, co-founder and chief executive officer of the Organic Consumers Association.
“We’re seeing a lot more products that don’t have a lot to do with their natural ingredients, so they’re really just going to use cheaper synthetic ingredients,” Klimove said.
For example, a lot less is used in a lotier products like shampoo than natural ingredients.
That means that it’s not necessarily a great deal for the environment, because synthetic ingredients tend to be more toxic.
However, there is still a lot that is not organic in the cosmetics industry.
A spokesperson for the cosmetics company L’Oréal Canada said that their products are made with 100% natural ingredients and are biodegradable.
Also, L’Oreal Canada does not test or certify products for organic ingredients.
“All our organic ingredients are 100% naturally sourced,” the spokesperson said in an email to Business Insider.
“Our goal is to provide products that people can trust and are comfortable using.
If you’re looking for a product that’s organic and not organic ingredients or products that use organic ingredients that have been certified, we encourage you to do a thorough review to see what’s on offer.”
If you find that you don’t like something, just return it.