Guide to organic beauty product labelling

In our guide to organic beauty product labelling, we explain what's what on the label. Our health and beauty team in Soil Association Certification check all product ingredients and labels prior to launch. Hover over the examples below and find out what’s behind the label...

There are two types of beauty product:

  • A product that is over 95% organic
    Our standards state that a product can only be called 'organic' in the product name where 95% of the ingredients (excluding water) are organic.
     
  • A product that is 70-95% organic
    Some products require higher quantities of preservatives, etc. which reduces their organic content. Provided at least 70% of the ingredients (excluding water) are organic they can be certified with us. However, these products cannot include the word 'organic' in the product name, and must state the percentage of organic ingredients in the product description.

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A product that is over 95% organic

Hover over the example below and find out what's behind the label...

A product that is 70-95% organic

Hover over the example below and find out what's behind the label...

Please note, these are fictional products to demonstrate beauty product labelling - you will not find these on the market.