Did you know that the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) organic seal and certification is THE gold standard in organic skincare? This is the only seal that ensures that skincare products are 95-100% organic, up to the standard of food rulings. That means our USDA-certified Nourish products are as pure and clean as the organic fruit you buy in your local supermarket. The USDA does not differentiate between food or beauty products when inspecting products, so any product bearing its seal (whether food or skincare) must be made of 95-100% ingredients that were organically farmed with no pesticides or herbicides. The remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of gentle ingredients (such as purified water) that are not organically grown, but which pose no risk to your health or the environment.
The reason it is so important to look for the USDA seal on your beauty products is because the beauty industry is not regulated by the government or FDA. That means that companies can write “organic” or “natural” on their beauty or skincare products, even if only 5% of the ingredients are really natural or organic and the rest contain potentially harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals or EDTA. Without the USDA seal on your beauty product, no government agency is ensuring its safety and purity.