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Cruelty-Free, Natural, and Organic

Updated on May 11, 2017

Finding healthy products for the skin can get a little tricky. Finding companies not testing on sensitive, intelligent animals is more challenging. Knowing the difference and ingredients to look for is an uphill battle. Unless trying new food products, taste buds will jump for excitement. Food products are often categorized in two main groups, natural and organic. The term natural has yet to receive a definition by the Food and Drug Administration, we can assume that natural food products are not chemically processed. Organic foods are any food resulting from living matter. Clearly, there is a difference in the two. How does this apply to what is ingested? How does these two categories interfere with makeup? Information gathered from three companies will show the difference in organic food and makeup, and natural food and makeup.

What is Natural?

Anything that is for our body must go through FDA. This government branch placed policies for all companies to protect the people. Natural foods do not require certification. To pass as a natural food product no artificial flavors, food coloring, or synthetic substances are included in the ingredients. Natural foods do not have a specific term. As mentioned before anything not chemically processed is natural. Food undergoes a process that removes most of nature's natural ingredients. For this reason, FDA is not able to place an exact definition of this term.


Natural

Natural makeup contains more ingredients than organic or mineral makeup. Considering it is natural makeup companies still provide high-quality definition products. Not including bismuth oxychloride, dimethicone, nanoparticles, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, sulfate, synthetic dye, or talc in the products makes it healthy for the skin. Alima Pure is a company that provides its audience with the ingredients used in each product they sell. Pressed Foundation with Rosehip Antioxidant Complex and Eye Primer contains twenty-five different ingredients in each product. On average, their products carry three to twenty different ingredients. For the face that is a massive number. Clinically testing makes the products safe. The face still can break out with unwanted pimples. It is unknown what ingredients are active, however, to name a few of the common ingredients Ferric Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxide (Black), Iron Oxide (Red), Iron Oxide (Yellow), Mica, Olive Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Titanium Dioxide is included in many of the concealers, foundations, and eyeliners.

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Organics

What is Organic?

Organic foods are processed with fewer artificial methods, chemical ripening, food irradiation, and genetically modified. Organics are environment-friendly, saving soil, water conservation, and pollution reduction. Appealing to numerous consumers for better health, nutrition, taste, and food safety. The ingredients do not include artificial additives, agricultural chemicals, or synthetic pesticides. Livestock organics must not have antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones. The animals living conditions includes organic feed and appropriate living conditions. Companies labels must have one hundred percent organics, organic, and list three organic ingredients for store placement. Each label requirement must list certifying agent with the option of providing a USDA seal.

Be aware that some organic farm's livestock do not live in the healthiest conditions. It is reported a few organic farm's livestock living in cramped housing. A building for one hundred livestock has three hundred livestock. This is inhuman, not right for the animals involved. Many of the companies decide to produce organics, believe that not beating cows or pigs is enough. The statement, “eating healthy is not always cheap” is accurate. Organic foods generally charge more than natural food products. This the number one reasons why farmers who are not treating livestock right sell organic food. Is it really organic if all the requirements to make organic food is not in place.
Organic

NVEY ECO, a company that provides all natural skin care products. Their makeup consists of all organic ingredients that are regulated under Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Acts and Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. There are eight ingredients provided in the products. Carrot oil, Beeswax, Chamomile, Almond oil, Safflower oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Jojoba oil. Containing lesser ingredients for a bigger impact makes it healthier for the skin.


Organic

NVEY ECO, a company that provides all natural skin care products. Their makeup consists of all organic ingredients that are regulated under Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Acts and Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. There are eight ingredients provided in the products. Carrot oil, Beeswax, Chamomile, Almond oil, Safflower oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Jojoba oil. Containing lesser ingredients for a bigger impact makes it healthier for the skin.

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Cage-free egg farm | Source

Make-up | Natural and Organic

Many companies with tell their customers that they are animal cruelty-free. PETA organization shed light on companies product testing. Compiling a list of companies that support testing on animals and that do not perform these actions. As of today, there is over one hundred companies supporting and not supporting animal testing. Alima Cosmetics, Bareminerals, Beauty Bakerie, E.L.F., Kat Von D, L.A. Girls, LUSH, Pacifica, Tarte Pearly Girl, Urban Decay, Wet ’n’ Wild, and more companies oppose this type of testing. Company brands such as AVON, Covergirl, L’Oreal, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Mary Kay, Maybelline, Revlon, and more support testing. Their labels usually indicate that they do not support animal testing, however, PETA designed a questionnaire for all companies to answer. Some companies declined, when answering these questions, they find out if a company is cruelty-free and vegan. In doubt of a product head over to PETA.org and search their list.

Alima Pure and NVEY ECO are prime examples of companies not located on PETA list of animal testing or non-animal testing. No records are given to show that both companies declined or holding off to answering any questions. Alima Pure do not claim to produce organic products both companies claim allowing animal cruelty is not a part of their process.

Ingredients: Alima Pure Foundations

Pressed Foundation   Liquid Silk Foundation   Satin Matte Foundation

Aloe Vera Leaf       Argan Oil                 Iron Oxide (Red)
Argan Oil            Cellulose                 Iron Oxide (Yellow)
Benzyl Alcohol       Cellulose Gum             Iron Oxide (Black)
Calendula Flower     Cetearyl Alcohol
Chamomile Flower     Clary Sage Water
Dehydroacetic Acid   Coconut Oil
Evening Promise Oil  Glycerin 
Grape Leaf           Glyceryl Caprylate
Iron Oxide (Red)     Glyceryl Stearate
Iron Oxide (Yellow)  Hyaluronic Acid
Iron Oxide (Black)   Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
Lavender Oil         Iron Oxide (Red)
Limonene             Iron Oxide (Yellow)
Linalool             Iron Oxide (Black)

Ingredients: Alima Pure Eyeliners

Luminous Shimmer Eyeliner      Satin Matte Eyeliner

Ferric Ferricyanide            Iron Oxide (Red)
Iron Oxide (Red)               Iron Oxide (Yellow)
Iron Oxide (Yellow)            Iron Oxide (Black)
Iron Oxide (Black)

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