At Nourish Organic, we chose the path of most resistance from the beginning—being the first to offer USDA Certified skincare. Believe me, it’s not easy (or cheap!) being green, or specifically, being certified organic. But it’s the right thing to do. With clean beauty on the rise, so is the confusion over definitions and standards. Clean inspires trust and safety. However, there is no legal definition of clean, and therefore, companies are free to offer their own interpretations.
Although we applaud the ‘do no harm standards’, organic goes way beyond the simple approach of ‘free from’. Organic certification guarantees that products keep ALL harmful ingredients out. Over 2100 to be exact, including parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances and synthetic preservatives (including phenoxyethanol), silicones, propylene glycol, mineral oils, sulfates, synthetic dyes, triclosan, PEGs, and EDTA. Nor are they grown with any toxic pesticides or fertilizers, so they don't leave a harmful footprint on our planet, particularly the soil, water, and air.
Organic Certification raises the bar in the clean approach to skincare. And here’s where it does get easy: certification doesn’t require you to decode the ingredient list to ensure safety. You can trust that the botanical ingredients are grown, processed, and ultimately formulated into a clean product for your skin. Because Certified Organic tells you what’s not in your skincare, you can focus on what is.
You can therefore state that Certified Organic is beyond clean. A USDA Certified Organic or NSF Certified label ensures the highest quality of the purest and highly regulated standards of botanical ingredients for your skin.
No, it’s not easy being green, but again, it’s the right thing to do. Not only for the health of your skin but for the health of our environment. Because we believe in living a healthy, nourished life.
Questions? Comments? Or just curious about clean cosmetic chemistry? Send an email to our Clean Chemist at firstname.lastname@example.org!