What is Organic?

Organic is a system of farming and food production method without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents.

Organic Cosmetics is a natural cosmetic that must contain a certain percentage of ingredients originating from organic farming, with no compounds of petroleum origin, paraffin, formaldehyde and dyes of synthetic origin.


    USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) – NOP (National Organic Program)

    The National Organic Program (NOP) is the federal regulatory framework governing organic food. It was made law in October 2002 and is administered by USDA. Products sold, labeled or represented as organic must have at least 95 percent certified organic content.

    Luvama Biolab goes through annual inspection and renews the certification every year.

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    COSMOS (Cosmetics Organic and Natural Standard)

    COSMOS standard is the result of a harmonization effort conducted by five leading European certification bodies: BDIH (Germany), Cosmebio (France), Ecocert (France), ICEA (Italy) and Soil Association (UK) with the aim to create a global Organic and Natural Cosmetics Standard.

    Since its constitution in 2010, the standard has been placed in the hands of COSMOS-standard AISBL, an international non-profit Association.

    Luvama Biolab obtains the COSMOS CERTIFIED signature – an ingredient certification that meet the COSMOS-standard.

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Difference between Organic and Natural

  • “Organic” strictly refers to ingredients that are farmed without pesticides, chemicals or artificial fertilizers and it is non-GMO. Natural products can contain chemicals but that is not the case of organic products.
  • A ‘natural’ product can be defined as something that is derived from plant, mineral or animal by-product. Brands can use this term on their product labels as a tactic because there is no governing body that has laid down the guidelines to specify a product as ‘natural’.
Organic VS. Natural
Land must have had no prohibited substances applied to it for at least 3 years prior to harvest Farming No specific standards, guidelines, regulations on farming method
- NON-GMO botanical herbs & plants
- Free of chemical preservatives, synthetic solvents, artificial fragrance & coloring
Ingredient Ingredient may originally come from a natural source, but has no limits to adding chemical substances and harmful products during manufacture process
Must contain certain percentage of ingredients from organic farming Cosmetic Contains natural-derived ingredients but has no specific standards, guidelines, regulations on amount