How to spot the difference between real and fake natural cosmetic

Look for a logo from an independent organic certifying body.

The labels that matter in New Zealand and Australia are:

  • BioGro – (NZ) is accredited by NATRUE, an internationally recognised natural certification requiring at least 75% of your product range/brand must be Natural Cosmetics, Natural Ingredients (% organic), Derived Natural Ingredients (% organic), Nature Identical Ingredients and Water. or
  • Asure Quality – (NZ) Certified Organic and Made with Organic Ingredients (70-94%) branded cosmetic products
  • OFC – (Organic Food Chain),
  • ACO -(Australian Certified Organic), – (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia)
  • BDIH – European certification established in 1996. Ecocert – European certification

Nature identical preservatives are very important. 

Some but not all will allow the use of preservatives to ensure that products are microbiologically safe and have a stable shelf life. Certain nature-identical preservatives are allowed in addition to natural preservatives. When these preservatives are used, products must be labelled. Some of these are: benzoic acid, its salts and ethyl ester, salicylic acid and its salts, sorbic acid and its salts, benzyl alcohol. The debate here is interesting and we suggest that you research this for yourself to understand the full picture. Go to for more information

At Bodywise we recommend our customers use natural skincare products, which are free from parabens and many other toxic chemicals.

10 Ingredients you will never find in authentic natural products

  1. Any ingredient featuring the word ‘paraben’.
  2. Triclosan
  3. Any ingredient featuring the three capital letters ‘PEG’
  4. Paraffinum Liquidum
  5. EDTA
  6. Phenoxyethanol
  7. Chlorine
  8. Quaternium
  9. Any ingredient featuring the word ‘…propyl…’
  10. Methicone
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