WE ALL HEAR ABOUT ORGANIC, NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS BUT WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Means ingredients derived directly from plants or minerals. They should have had minimal or no processing. Non-synthetic can also refer to natural since it is a substance extracted from mineral, plant or animal product (such as honey or beeswax) that does not undergo a synthetic process. Natural can also be “food grade,” in that the ingredients used are also common foods.
Refers to ingredients derived from non-genetically modified plants, grown in an ecological way, with respect for the environment without the use of artificial pesticides, fertilisers or any other toxic synthetic matter. The ingredient should have been extracted and processed naturally. As with natural products, the term organic may be used for a product even if it contains just 1 per cent organic ingredients. A product cannot be certified organic in its complete form but the ingredients within it can be.
Refers to the ingredients in your average, mainstream cosmetic products which are made from chemical substances or from ingredients that, despite originating from plant, animal or mineral sources, have been chemically changed.