Certified organic beauty products, although they are more and more numerous in the store shelves, still raise many questions. Beyond understanding how a cosmetic is made, we can also ask ourselves what makes a cosmetic organic. In short, why this one and not another one? To help you understand the world of cosmetics a little better, we propose in this article to discover the regulations of an organic cosmetic product. We will also explain how Kadalys beauty products are made! At the end of this article, we will give you a very simple recipe so that you can also make an organic product.
What defines an organic cosmetic product?
Organic cosmetics are beauty products that meet certain standards. Generally speaking, any beauty product put on the market must fill a number of boxes before being validated. First of all, a "product information file" (PIF) must be filled out, then the "cosmetic safety report" (CSR), then the "compliance with good manufacturing practices" (GMP). Finally, the product must be notified to the European Commission before being put on sale! Of course, the product must also have a packaging that informs its INCI list (list of ingredients), the address and name of the manufacturer, the precautions for use, the labels, etc.
Then, for a product to be considered and certified as organic, it must meet strict charters. These charters are written by groups of associations and clearly detail the ingredients as well as the authorized or unauthorized processing methods. The guidelines differ from one label and certification to another, so it is up to the brand that wishes to market beauty products to choose which one best suits its values. In all cases, a more or less important quantity of the finished product must be of natural origin and contain ingredients from Organic Agriculture.
How are Kadalys cosmetics made?
Kadalys' organic cosmetics carry several labels and certifications:
- organic by Ecocert
- Vegan by One Voice
- FSC certified packaging.
In addition to these official labels and certifications, Kadalys beauty products are made in France and the ingredients used in the formulas come from sustainable resources.
From the very beginning, Kadalys has been a committed and environmentally conscious brand. In the West Indies, every year 40,000 tons of bananas are thrown away because they are deemed "too ugly" to be sold! From this overwhelming fact, Shirley Billot (founder of the brand Kadalys) launched a research program in 2010 to study all the virtues and benefits of these ugly bananas, considered as waste! Since then, three patents have been filed.
Certified ECOCERT and Cosmébio, Kadalys products contain at least 95% of natural ingredients or ingredients of natural origin and at least 95% of the plants are from Organic Agriculture. The production and transformation processes of Kadalys products respect the guidelines of green chemistry: the raw materials used are of vegetable and renewable origin, the transformation processes respect the environment and the final ingredients of the products have a low environmental impact. Human health and the environment are not jeopardized! To go even further, Kadalys products are manufactured without compromising the health of animals: no testing and no violence towards them are tolerated. Finally, the packaging of the beauty products are eco-designed. That is to say that the cardboard used comes from sustainably managed forests. Moreover, all the packaging is recyclable! Kadalys is a brand aware of the world in which it evolves and proposes, on its own scale, viable and committed solutions! Discover our organic cosmetics here to test them and adopt a 100% natural beauty routine.
Which cosmetics to make yourself?
Before you start making your own cosmetics, it might be a good idea to learn more about organic cosmetics! In concrete terms, organic cosmetics, whether homemade or purchased, are better for the skin. Natural and organic formulas provide all skin types with care that meets their needs. Rich and complete ingredients such as vegetable oils, essential oils, vegetable butters and natural active ingredients are used.
If you want to make homemade cosmetics for the first time, start with simple recipes that don't require too much rigor and equipment. For example, homemade scrubs are easier to make than a moisturizer or lip balm! Some of the easiest cosmetic recipes to make at home include:
- face mask with green clay
- dry shampoo
- oil-based moisturizing hair care
- nail care
Then, when you have mastered the most basic recipes, you can move on to the pro recipes! Among the homemade cosmetic recipes requiring equipment and more rigor we find :
- lip balm
- no-poo with clay and essential oil
- homemade soap (body, hand, face)
- homemade makeup (yes, it's possible!)
- homemade bath gel
- homemade body moisturizer with vegetable oil or butters
Our recipe for making your own beauty cream
Before you start making this beauty cream, there are a few important points to consider. Although making homemade cosmetics is fun, safety is not an issue! You can find utensil kits on the Aroma Zone website, as well as gloves, masks and safety glasses. Among the most important utensils: measuring spoons or a graduated beaker, pipettes, a funnel and jars to package your products! Next, you need to choose the ingredients. For this, you can once again rely on the Aroma Zone website to shop for organic essential oils, organic butters and vegetable oils, but also waxes, special active ingredients or preservatives and antioxidants to better preserve your preparations! Once you've done your shopping, you can get into the kitchen! For the recipe of this homemade beauty cream, you will need :
- 2 vegetable oils of your choice
- 2 tablespoons of beeswax
- 2 tablespoons of floral water of your choice
To make your cream, start by pouring the vegetable oils with the beeswax into a saucepan and place over heat until melted. Remove from the heat and then gradually add the hydrosol you have chosen while mixing until you get a nice smooth cream! You can then put your cream still a little hot in a sterilized jar beforehand.
If you wish to perfume your cream even more, you can add a few drops of essential oil of your choice. In this case, be sure to use the cream on your hands or body and not on your face!
If you don't have the courage to make your own products, don't hesitate to visit our online store to find your organic beauty essentials!