What’s the Difference Between Natural, Organic, Cruelty-Free + Clean Beauty?

September 08, 2020 at 02:00PM

This post came to me after I received an email a few weeks ago. This person was wondering why a particular organic product wasn’t on my recommendation list and I realized there are so many terms floating around the beauty industry that aren’t well defined. I asked her to clarify what she meant by “organic” and it quickly become clear she was using the term as synonymous with “clean” or “green” beauty. While almost all organic products fit into the “natural” category, there is actually a distinct difference. That being said, most of the terms we use to describe this sector of the beauty industry are pretty arbitrary and occasionally redundant. There is no governing body over the beauty industry (clean or not) so at the end of the day whether something is considered natural is really up to you. So today, I wanted to break down the difference between these terms and what they mean to us at The Healthy Maven.  “Clean” Beauty Term Definitions Natural – In theory, natural products are good! The term “natural” technically means that the ingredients can be found in nature (like essential oils). The problem with using “natural” is there isn’t any regulation. Companies […]

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Author Davida Lederle | HealthyMaven
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