Recognized Organic Leaders
For consumers who lack the time to check a products claim of being organic, stick with recognized industry leaders.
One of the most well respected manufacturers of organic beauty products is The Body Shop. Part of the L'Oréal family, The Body Shop has been in business for over 30 years and has stores in dozens of countries around the world. The company has always had a policy against animal testing and seeks out sustainable natural sources for the ingredients used in their products. The Body Shop sells natural make-up, fragrances, skin and hair care products.
Burt’s Bees, a North Carolina based natural company, manufactures organic products for the skin, face, hair, hands and feet. The company even produces lines for men, pregnant mothers and babies. Minimal processing is used so natural ingredients retain their purity. The company lists a percentage natural rating with each product and many products are 100% natural. Burt's Bees also uses earth friendly packaging methods to minimize environmental impact and all ingredients and products are free from animal testing.
Online retailer, SaffronRouge, also offers an extensive list of organic beauty products free from animal testing.
Even though consumers have turned to natural beauty products as a way of preventing animal cruelty and helping the environment, some consumers may want to remain cautious when using organic beauty products. No animal testing does not mean that animal by-products such as honey, beeswax, royal jelly and milk are not used. Those seeking vegan beauty products should carefully check ingredient labels for animal derived ingredients when shopping organic beauty lines.