What you won't find in our products!
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 in
Key ingredients, biodiversity & farming blog
Every product sold through Saffron Organic is certified organic by the Soil Association, this means every item contains at least 70% organic ingredients, and in most cases this content will be at least as high as 95%. Every product is clearly labelled with its individual percentage and a full ingredient list, so you’ll always know exactly what you are putting onto your skin and hair.
To achieve the Soil Association certificate, every product undergoes a stringent series of independent checks and tests, with final certification focusing just as much on what doesn’t go into our products as what does.
The Soil Association bans the use of parabens, GM products and synthetic fragrances and preservatives. As discussed previously on this blog, parabens are synthetic chemical compounds which are often added to skincare products as a preservative. They are suspected of being linked to several major health conditions and can even cause premature aging.
Genetically Modified products tend to be natural products, like crops, but at some point during the growing process, they will have had their DNA structure altered, usually to induce further growth and larger crops. There are a whole raft of issues attached to GM products from both an ecological, economic and health perspective, and it is believed that they are damaging to both the environment and individuals because of the ways in which they are created and the knock-on effect on biodiversity.
Synthetic fragrances and preservatives cover any other nasty ingredients which are often added to non-organic skincare products. Our organic skin care products are only ever preserved and fragranced using 100% natural ingredients, such as lavender oil and rosehip.
Next time you look at the label of your skincare products, it’s worth checking what has been left out as well as what has been put in. This will give you far more information about the quality of your product than you realise.