How do you validate ingredient claims?

I once asked an FDA inspector what her basic rule was for ingredient claims and she said, “tell the truth”. That means, you need to know what the truth is. Certificates             Ask for certificates. If it is organic, you are required by law to be able to prove it with a certificate. If it […]

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Sustainable? I call BS.

Alright folks. I’ve had it. We’ve been promoting and selling organic ingredients into the cosmetic space for 22 years and now there are multiple companies talking about the “sustainable” ingredients they sell. I call BS and here is why. I just read an interview of someone saying they were making “natural” ingredients but their supply […]

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What is so wrong with “Clean Beauty”?

This is a very personal rant, it is based on the reason Oh, Oh Organic exists and why we do what we do. There is increasing push back on the term “Clean Beauty”. While the term may not be defined to everyone’s satisfaction, it is a good faith effort and a step on the path […]

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3 Things to Know about Ingredient Quality

You probably use a number of ingredient suppliers…   1 – When buying organic ingredients, always ask for a Specification from the supplier. This describes the physical and chemical characteristics of what you bought. Like: Color, Aroma, Form (liquid, solid, etc.), pH, and so on.   2 – Okay – you just received the ingredient […]

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Non-GMO & RSPO vs. Organic Label Claims

We receive weekly requests for “Non-GMO” verification or “RSPO” (Sustainable Palm) certification. I continue to have to explain why “organic” certification is a more rigorous and legally accountable regulation and that our organic certificate includes both “Non-GMO” and “Sustainable” claims. Here are some details.   How the Organic Regulations Work: Certified Organic products must meet […]

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