Organic Explained


In recent years use of the word "organic" has become regulated by various governmental agencies around the world. In the USA, "organic" is a legal term that refers, in part, to agricultural products grown without pesticides and handled, processed and sold in a manner that will preserve its organic integrity.

When it comes making organic cosmetic products things get a little more complicated. Very few cosmetics can be truly "organic". Only cosmetics made from pure agricultural extracts such as pure argan oil or pure aloe vera extract could truly be "Organic". But it is not practical to make many effective cleansing, conditioning and grooming items solely from pure plant extracts. The plant extracts need to be modified in some ways (saponified, emnulsified etc) to work. So the Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the National Organic Program (NOP) program to help clarify the meaning of the word "organic" when referring to cosmetic products by allowing products made with at least 70% organic agricultural content to advertise themselves as "made with organic ingredients" on their labels. Products made with 95% or more organic agricultural content can be marketed on label as "organic" and may affix the USDA Organic Seal on the outer package.

Every DermOrganic® brand product contains at least one organic ingredient. In 2014, most DermOrganic® products were updated to achieve the 70% standard. The products that cannot meet the 70% standard will no longer bear the Dermorganic® trademark on the front label.
    -Stephen Mastey, President & Founder, DermOrganic® Laboratories, Inc.