Important information concerning organic labeling
The USDA has approved California’s organics program, including the states rules regarding cosmetics and personal care products. The California Organic Products Act of 2003 outlines rules for the labeling of organic personal care products, requiring that any product using the term ‘organic’ on the front of the package must contain at least 70% organic ingredients. Products with less than 70% organic ingredients may only use the term ‘organic’ on the ingredient list. Agape LaVie is in compliance with these organic labeling requirements. However, these rules do not address other very serious concerns about potentially toxic chemicals used in the personal care products industry. We go a step further by only utilizing raw materials, botanicals, hydrosols, emollients, emulsifiers, and other ingredients that we feel after careful research qualify for use in our formulas. Many ingredients that are approved do not meet our standards. We utilize the reference website Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database,www.skindeep.org as well as other resources in determining whether or not to use an ingredient. We welcome your thoughts or ideas in an ongoing effort to continually improve our products for the benefit of our customers.
Organic Trade Association “In 2003, California amended the 1990 California Organic Products Act to establish jurisdiction over personal care products making an organic claim. The amended law requires personal care cosmetic products making a front panel claim to contain at least 70% organic ingredients.However it permits a 70% organic product to be called “organic” as opposed to “made with.”www.ota.com/pics/documents/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20101909OTAPersonalCareWhitePaperFinal.pdf