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Article: What is organic cosmetics?

Qu’est-ce que la cosmétique bio ?

What is organic cosmetics?

Organic cosmetics, often called "organic cosmetics", have conquered our bathroom shelves with their natural and environmentally friendly approach. In this new blog article, we will explore the world of organic cosmetics in detail, highlighting its positive environmental impact, its many benefits for skin and health, as well as how to recognize a certified organic cosmetic product.


  1. Positive impact on the environment
  2. Positive impact on skin and health
  3. What guarantees does a Cosmébio certified organic cosmetic product give us?

Positive impact on the environment

The movement towards organic cosmetics is intrinsically linked to the protection of our planet. The main environmental advantage of organic cosmetics lies in the source of the ingredients: organic farming .

In organic farming, we say goodbye to pesticides and chemical fertilizers, which has considerable advantages. Not only does this preserve biodiversity by avoiding contamination of soils and waterways, but it also contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions . Organic crops also promote carbon sequestration, thus helping to combat climate change .

Organic cosmetics brands, such as Kadalys , favor sustainable and ethical ingredients, sourced from responsible agricultural practices. Additionally, these brands often adopt eco-designed packaging , such as recyclable glass bottles and responsibly sourced cardboard packaging, thereby reducing the amount of single-use plastic.

Positive impact on skin and health

The benefits of organic cosmetics are not limited to the environment. They also extend to your health and that of your skin.

Conventional cosmetic products are often riddled with harsh chemicals that have a negative impact on the skin and long-term health. This is precisely where organic cosmetics stands out, by banning these unwanted ingredients from its formulations. As part of the Cosmébio charter, several of these harmful ingredients are strictly prohibited. Here are some examples of these banned ingredients and their potential effects on skin and health:

  • Parabens: Parabens are commonly used as preservatives in conventional cosmetic products. They have been linked to potential hormonal disruptions and allergic skin reactions in some people.
  • Sulfates: Sulfates, such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), are foaming agents used in conventional skin cleansers and shampoos. They can cause excessive dryness of the skin, irritation and allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin.
  • Phthalates: Phthalates are plasticizers commonly used in perfumes and hair products. They have been linked to endocrine disruption and developmental problems in children.
  • Silicones: Silicones, such as dimethicone, are used to give a soft, silky texture to products. However, they can clog skin pores, causing breakouts and acne problems.
  • Artificial Colors: Many synthetic colors used in conventional cosmetic products can cause allergic reactions and skin irritations in some people.
  • Synthetic Fragrances: Synthetic perfumes can contain hundreds of undisclosed chemicals. They are often responsible for allergic reactions and headaches.
  • Mineral Oils: Mineral oils, such as paraffin and petroleum jelly, are used in many conventional skin products. They tend to create an occlusive barrier on the skin, which can lead to a build-up of toxins and loss of natural moisture.

By avoiding harsh chemicals commonly found in conventional products, you reduce the risk of irritation, allergic reactions and many other skin problems.

What guarantees does a Cosmébio certified organic cosmetic product give us?

At Kadalys , we are convinced of the importance of labels, which is why we work in collaboration with the Cosmébio label to offer you quality , effective and environmentally friendly products.

Cosmébio certification is a well-known label in the field of cosmetics, which guarantees that products meet strict standards in terms of naturalness, quality of ingredients, and sustainability.

If you opt for labeled organic cosmetics, you benefit from essential guarantees:

  • Clean composition : Certified organic cosmetics contain at least 95% ingredients of natural origin , excluding many controversial ingredients undesirable for consumers. The label also guarantees a minimum of 20% certified organic ingredients in total and more precisely, a minimum of 95% organic ingredients out of all ingredients that can be organic .
  • Environmental protection : The manufacturing and cleaning processes are rigorously supervised to avoid any harm to nature. In addition, the packaging is designed responsibly , thus reducing the environmental footprint.
  • Valorization of employees and partners : Organic cosmetics respect high ethical standards, offering dignified living and working conditions conducive to personal development. This often includes solidarity and fair trade practices.
  • Respect for animals : These products only use ingredients naturally produced by animals, such as wax, honey or milk. Animal testing has been strictly prohibited in Europe since 2013, ensuring respectful treatment of animals.
  • Total transparency on the brand and the products : on the packaging of organic cosmetics, you will have access to the information you need in order to make informed decisions, in particular the complete list of ingredients and the percentages of ingredients of natural origin and biological.

If you have any doubts about a certification, do not hesitate to consult the website of the certification body. This will allow you to gather the information you will need to make your decision.

Organic cosmetics no longer hold any secrets for you!

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