What is allowed in a beauty product that carries the Soil Association symbol?
A product that carries the Soil Association symbol and is labelled organic, must contain a minimum of 95% organic ingredients. A product that carries the Soil Association symbol and is labelled as ‘made with xx% organic ingredients’ must contain a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. The remaining ingredients that are permitted in the products must be proven to be non-GM and can only be used if the organic version of that ingredient is not yet available, or they are from a restricted list of synthetic chemicals that have been assessed against criteria to demonstrate they have no detrimental impact on human health and minimum environmental impact. Of course, not all products use these - some are 100% organic and will say so on the label.