100% Natural Cosmetics
We all want 100% natural cosmetics, but do we really know what they are?
Natural cosmetics is the one that is made with ingredients of natural origin (vegetable or animal), without petroleum derivatives or synthetic chemicals. Explained this way it seems easy, but no, it is not, because the conventional cosmetics industry is investing a lot of resources in advertising to make consumers believe that they produce natural products, the use of the words “natural”, “ecological”, “biological”, “organic”, is not regulated by law and that is where the battle lies.
Claims such as“paraben-free“,“silicone-free“, do not mean that the product is natural, even if it has some natural ingredient as a claim,“with rosehip“, “with aloe vera“. The first thing we have to do is to see if the product is certified (EcoCert, BioVidaSana, BDIH, ICEA, etc.), this already guarantees that it is natural cosmetics, and from here, see what is the % of organic ingredients in the product and read the list of ingredients, this part is regulated by law, and must appear, from highest to lowest concentration in the formula, all the ingredients contained in the product.
There is a list of the main ingredients to avoid in cosmetics published by the Red Ecoestetica, there you can have a reference of the ingredients that should not appear in your cosmetics.
Comando Actualidad Program
When the team of the Comando Actualidad program contacted us, they told us they were looking for us:
- A laboratory to manufacture “only” natural cosmetics, without petroleum derivatives and without synthetic chemicals.
- To let them enter their facilities and see the manufacturing process of a product.
- And finally, they wanted to see and touch the raw materials with which we work.
Before I finished the questions, we had already said yes to everything.
We have nothing to hide, and in fact all our production processes, and all the raw materials we use, are natural and more than 90% organically produced.
The complete program lasts 1 hour, but here I leave you the part where we talk about cosmetics, we go from minute 2, explaining the main differences with conventional cosmetics and what characterizes natural and/or organic cosmetics.
In the video we explain some of the synthetic ingredients to avoid in cosmetics and how European legislation, in Annex III(European Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2019), and Spanish legislation(Royal Decree 85-2018), regulate the use of these “controversial” ingredients for people’s health.
Many thanks to Mila and the whole team of RTVE’s Comando Actualidad.