WHAT DO YOUR LABELS MEAN?
This term is not regulated, which means even if a product is 80 per cent synthetic, with 20 per cent of their ingredients derived from plants, brands are able to declare the product as natural.
Organic products usually have a seal printed on their packaging to certify that its ingredients are organic, but the percentage of organic ingredients required to be certified varies from country to country.
Indicated by a bunny logo on the packaging, “cruelty-free” products mean they haven’t been tested on animals. However, all beauty products made in China are required by law to conduct animal testing, which means a lot of brands still practise it.
Products labelled “vegan” do not contain any animal byproducts. However, these products may contain synthetic alternatives in place of animal byproducts.