After reading this guide, you will know:
Hox to recognize organic cosmetic products;
The benefits and advantages of organic cosmetic products.
Organic cosmetics: what promises? ✅
Taking care of yourself is essential. This is one of the big lessons we have learned lately. This involves our environment, what we eat and especially what we apply to our skin.
Choosing organic rhymes with quality, naturalness, traceability, healthy ingredients and, as far as possible, local. However, out of habit or ignorance of the benefits of organic on the skin, many women tend to neglect it, and to favor conventional cosmetic products. However, organic cosmetics now offer a very rich and complete range of quality, capable of competing with your favorite foundation or your favorite varnish for years. It has many virtues and could very quickly become essential to your daily routine. Explanations.
🌱 What are organic cosmetics?
An organic cosmetic product is a beauty product made from natural ingredients such as vegetable oils, essential oils or natural waxes, all of which comes largely from organic farming. By favoring these ingredients rather than the chemical active ingredients of conventional cosmetics, organic and natural cosmetics minimizes its impact on the planet, in terms of sourcing of ingredients, harvesting method, production or packaging.
In addition, these active ingredients are respectful of our health because they replace any ingredient harmful to our body such as parabens, silicones, sulphates, dyes and synthetic fragrances, resulting from petrochemicals. This also makes it possible to promise a composition without extracts of animal origin. For example, pork glycerin is replaced by vegetable glycerin. Apart from ingredients produced naturally by animals such as honey or milk. In addition, organic cosmetics are in most cases also VEGAN (be careful to check the labels and verify that the product you have spotted really is). A VEGAN certified product bans animal testing. To ensure that the product you want to buy is indeed organic, we invite you to refer to independent labels recognized for their impartiality and their high standards: the Cosmebio and Ecocert labels.
At Charlotte BIO, all our products are Cosmos Organic certified and Ecocert labeled. But unlike other organic makeup brands, being organic doesn't mean the products won't be pigmented or long-lasting. Thanks to real research and development work and the sourcing of new ingredients and raw materials, today we can guarantee as much pigmentation, long wear and effectiveness as conventional products. For example, test the pigmentation of our organic bulshes or organic highlighters !
🌱 The guarantee of a clean and transparent composition
Due to its high requirements in terms of formulation and quality, organic cosmetics ban many ingredients from petrochemicals that can be found in conventional cosmetics. Thus, ingredients identified as dangerous having harmful effects on health, which can be involved in the development of certain diseases, are banned. This concerns in particular endocrine disruptors, implicated in the development of certain cancers, or even preservatives such as phenoxyethanol, which would present risks for the hepatic system and the fetus.
In addition, potentially irritating ingredients such as synthetic perfumes, essential oils, detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate are not compatible with organic cosmetics and are excluded from the Cosmebio charter.
Finally, ingredients that are harmful to the environment, those that have no impact to date but whose long-term harm is unknown, do not correspond to the values of organic cosmetics. For example, all ingredients derived from petrochemicals, whose creation process is fraught with consequences due to their petroleum-based composition, or plastic derivative, and the fact that they are absolutely not biodegradable. The best known are polyethylenes, paraffin, polymers, which are most often used as texturing agents but which do not provide any efficacy to the product.
🌱 Reassuring certificates and quality at the rendezvous
There are many advantages of organic cosmetics. But above all, a true organic cosmetic product is labeled, controlled and must comply with a charter. How to find it?
These labels allow, among other things, to prove the quality and traceability of the ingredients used in the formulation of products, as well as to ban products harmful to our skin.
The Cosmebio and Ecocert labels are very demanding and ensure the cleanest possible composition. By guaranteeing a minimum of 95% based on ingredients of natural origin, favoring local ingredients (as far as possible) from organic and sustainable agriculture, you are sure of the quality of the products you apply on your skin, your eyes and your mouth, which are, let us not forget, very permeable and sensitive areas.
Natural and organic ingredients and components: what are the advantages? ✅
Conventional makeup tends to attack the skin and suffocate the epidermis. The skin is irritated and dries up or produces more sebum in defense. Why ? Because it is composed of endocrine disrupting silicones such as cyclopentasiloxane, toxic allergic preservatives, carcinogens such as BHT, BHA, parabens, and the icing on the cake of pH correctors such as triethanolamine which produces carcinogenic nitrosamines as close as possible to your mucous membranes. Without forgetting the pigments, dyes and pearlescent agents which allow conventional make-up to hold 36 hours or provide “unparalleled” pigmentation. Obviously, this whole list of petrochemical ingredients smells like petroleum, so manufacturers tend to add carcinogenic synthetic fragrances. It is important to point out that these components are certainly present in synthetic makeup, but that it remains regulated at thresholds considered to be safe, according to current scientific knowledge, which does not guarantee anything in the long term.
So why put up with this on your skin when you can put on make-up thanks to mineral pigments (from precious or semi-precious stones such as cinnabar or azurite) plant ingredients with antioxidant properties, without preservatives and which smell good? while keeping the promise of pigmentation and hold?
Our organic foundation, for example, is made from 100% natural ingredients, and 25% of its ingredients are organic. Insofar as a major part of the product is water, this means that almost all of the cultivable ingredients are cultivated in organic and reasoned agriculture. The little secret of its silky texture that is pleasant to the touch? Aloe vera, which helps fight against aging and hydrates the skin, and magnolia bark extract, an antimicrobial that helps slow the growth of microorganisms on the skin and opposes to the development of microbes. What more ?
🌱 The Bio / Not Bio match
Non-Organic Formula ❌
Fatty phase: fatty acids, mineral oils, silicones, vegetable oils ...
Active ingredients: petrochemical or natural origin
Emulsifier: petrochemical or natural origin
Gelling agent: polymers of petrochemical origin
Preservatives: paraben, phenoxyethanol ...
Perfumes: petrochemical origin
Colorants: petrochemical moose
Organic Formula ✅
Fat phase: fatty acids, vegetable oils (jojoba, argan ...)
Active ingredients: natural origin (plant extracts, vitamins, etc.)
Emulsifier: natural origin (extracts of oats, wheat, etc.)
Gelling agent: natural origin
Preservatives: restrictive list of authorized ingredients
Perfumes: natural origin
Colorants: natural origin
❌ all irritating and allergenic substances banned
And in concrete, what does it give?
▶️ our hand cream mains composed of Mauve Water, known for its calming, emollient and soothing actions on sensitive or irritated skin
▶️ our concealer our concealer gets its incredible texture from jojoba oil, which is a completely natural ingredient. Thus, no need to add talc, a chemical ingredient present in many conventional makeup products: it replaces it perfectly.
Organic and natural makeup: what quality? ✅
🌱 The promise of unprecedented quality, sensory textures and ultra-long wear
After many years of research and development, only a few laboratories are therefore able, today, to compete with conventional cosmetics by replacing petrochemicals with natural, healthy products that are at least as efficient and comfortable to wear.
In addition, the organic make-up offer has grown enormously and, in addition to offering healthy and sustainable products, vegetable butters and waxes provide products with melting textures, and Candelilla or Shea extracts offer a delicate scent. and natural. Little more, many brands offer original and well thought out packaging, designed in an eco-responsible way. For example, all of our makeup packaging is made from recyclable cardboard or glass. Regarding our Beauty range, the bottle and tubes are made of PE made from sugar cane. Everything is thought out, controlled and measured to reduce the ecological footprint.
Some brands have also been able to develop their offer by offering complete ranges for all skin tones and offer pigmentation and an iridescent effect as intense and a wide choice of colors as conventional makeup thanks to mineral pigments, ocher earths and stones. crushed. Do you know an organic make-up brand with an irreproachable formulation, which offers a foundation for more than 4 or 5 shades? Yes ! Charlotte BIO! Indeed, when we developed our make-up range, few organic make-up brands offered an organic foundation available in more than 4 or 5 shades. For us, it was inconceivable not to seek to include everyone, and to make healthy products accessible.
By choosing organic, you are opting for sustainable and reasoned consumption. You support meaningful and (as far as possible) local projects. You reduce your impact on the environment and reduce your waste. Indeed, organic references are very strict in terms of quality and eco-responsibility charters, all the superfluous are avoided. Each ingredient must come from nature and be biodegradable, produced with respect for the environment. Green chemistry makes it possible to respect the planet while benefiting from its best resources, thanks to gentle processes.
Ultimately, you spare people, animals and the environment from the harmful effects of harmful chemicals.