There is no denying there is a global ‘awakening’ or movement towards organic as more and more people become increasingly educated and aware of the health risks associated with exposure to non-organic products and foods that contain harmful toxins and carcinogens.

Due to this trend, more brands are aligning their products and marketing towards the natural and organic space, so it’s important to know the difference and what sets Certified Organic and in turn, KORA Organics apart.

 

More Antioxidants Equals Better Results

DID YOU KNOW...Organically grown fruits and vegetables, like the ones used in all KORA Organics products, may produce up to 60% more* antioxidants than non-organic fruits and vegetables.

(*British Journal of Nutrition Volume 112, Issue 514 September 2014, pp. 794-811.)

Products simply labeled ‘Natural or Organic’ come with no guarantees unless they are certified by an independent body, because using and marketing these terms is unregulated. Many consumers wrongly assume these ‘Natural and Organic’ products contain ingredients that are minimally processed and that they don’t contain toxic chemicals or artificial fragrances. Yet, unfortunately, due to the lack of regulation within the beauty industry, manufacturers can misleadingly label their products as ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ even though they contain processed, toxic and chemically enhanced ingredients.

From an article posted on the ORGANIC FAIR TRADE site:
"Did you know that the average woman applies more than 200 chemicals to her skin by using her skin care products in one day? Did you know that 60% of these chemicals are further absorbed into your bloodstream? These are two of the main reasons that organic skincare is one of the fastest growing areas of the beauty industry today. The more we learn about the bitter side effects of unhealthy skincare, the more quickly we will seek out other options."

Therefore, it’s important to always look for a trusted Certified Organic logo to ensure you are receiving a Certified Organic product you and your family can trust.

WHY?

Certified Organic is the most heavily regulated ingredient system in the world and guarantees no toxic synthetic pesticides, herbicides or chemicals are used in production of ingredients or manufacturing of products.

At KORA Organics, our products are officially certified by the world’s leading international certification body ECOCERT Greenlife (founding member of COSMOS-standard AISBL), along with Environmental Working Group (EWG) on select skincare products.

 

certification process

The certification process includes a yearly audit of all registered brand owners and manufacturers to ensure compliance with the strict regulations set out by the certification body. KORA Organics products include ingredients that are certified according to organic farming regulations. This includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards, which have been set. Certified organic foods and fiber are spared the application of toxic and persistent insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers. In the long run, organic farming techniques provide a safer, more sustainable environment for everyone and more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of using and consuming certified organic products and foods.

By following the COSMOS guidelines surrounding natural/organic ingredients and sustainable packaging, all KORA Organics products are non-GMO verified, deemed cruelty-free, not tested on animals, considered vegan (excluding the Noni Glow Face & Body Balms, which contain beeswax) and free of any added herbicides or pesticides.