Somehow, when things get busy around here, blogging tends to go out the window, but since we believe in bringing you great information about All Things Truly Organic & Ayurvedic, here we go (again).. 🙂
If you’ve read our posts in the past, you may recall we have a tendency to go on and on about Ingredients. And this time is no exception! We have been hard at work, adding an Ingredient Glossary to our website @http://www.tevaskincare.com/our-ingredients/, which lists every ingredient we use, in every product we make.
Each ingredient’s story… It’s history, source INCI name, uses (both modern and ancient), active compounds and research study results are told, one page at a time. We find it to be pretty fascinating reading! But before we start rolling them out this week, we’d like to offer a brief recap:
Non-toxic and Effective Skin Care means using only the highest quality, best-researched ingredients in meaningful concentrations. Too many so-called ‘Natural’ or ‘Organic’ products are nothing more than a *”Green-Washed” name, coupled with an expensive advertising campaign. If you can’t find the product ingredients easily. OR..If you only see a partial ingredient list of ‘actives’, OR.. if you see more unpronounceable items than not.. Keep looking for a better product!
Definition: “Disinformation disseminated by a company so as to present a patently false health & environmentally conscious image, in order to capitalize on people’s desire to purchase non-toxic products.” And may we mention that good ingredients are NOT cheap, whereas lots of chemicals, stabilizers, petroleum by-products (the mainstays of your average drugstore type product) ARE… You get the picture.
(Side Note) USDA ORGANIC CERTIFICATION: We find there is a great deal of misinformation on this subject. Certainly, we feel that some kind of regulation is a great step in the right direction. However, it is our experience that even USDA certification is often subject deceptive marketing practices. As it stands right now, in order for a product to be organically certified, it must be 93% chemical and pesticide free, ingredient wise, all of which must have been grown on US soil.
This means that a USDA certified “organic” product can have up to 7% chemicals or adulterants. This is unacceptable to us, as it can, and does lead to an abuse of the system.
Here at Teva Skin Care, we have ZERO tolerance for chemicals, pesticides, petroleum, GMO’s, or any other thing you don’t want on your body. Further, because we use many Ayurvedic ingredients not grown on US soil, we source our ingredients from Fair-Trade environmentally sustainable reputable brokers the world over. Many of our botanical plant sourced actives come to us wild-gathered from remote areas, by indigenous local harvesters who help support their families in this traditional way.
Stay tuned..and let us know what you think!