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Is Your Product Organic?

True Green Organics

Believe it or not, you can get a product labeled “organic” that has nothing to do with all-natural organic ingredients from authentic, sustainable methods.  It’s called green marketing or Green Washing.  Many “organic” products might not even be organic and most likely they aren’t.  For example, you can find a “certified organic” skin care product and still have many of the below ingredients in the actual product.  These ingredients, as synthetics and petro-chemicals, are not truly organic (and they are also required to be all tested on animals-by US law).

So when someone legitimately asks us if our product is “organic”, we believe they are asking us a critical question.  This is why True Green Organics includes measuring and improving all aspects of a product and the business from which it comes from, for a full-cycle, sustainable eco-model that speaks to countering all forms of Green Washing.  Our focus is on the principles for a sustainable future in generations to come on our planet Earth.  We are all on it together.

True Green Organics Unacceptable Ingredient List

Ingredients that you will never find in our products but are commonly found in “Premium/Organic” Products (unfortunately):

1,2 hexanediol
acetamide MEA
acrylates copolymer
aerosol sprays
AHAs
alkyl benzoate
alpha arbutin
alpha hydroxy acids
aluminum hydroxide
aluminum oxide
aluminum powder
amino-guanadine
aminomethyl propanol
ammonium laureth sulfate
ammonium lauryl sulfate
ammonium polacrylate
artificial colors
avobenzone
babassuamidopropalkonium chloride
behenalkonium chloride
behenamidopropyl hydroxyethyl
dimonium chloride
behenoxy dimethicone
behentrimonium methosulfate
benzalkonium chloride
benzethonium chloride
benzophenone
benzyl PCA betaine
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2
boron nitride
brassica campestris/aleurites
fordi oil copolymer
bronopol
bumetrizole
Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
butylene glycol
butylparaben
C 11-15 Pareth 12
C 12-14 Olefin Sulfonate
C 12-15 Alkyl benzoate
C12-15 alkyl lactate
C 12-15 Alkyl octanoate
C 13-14 Isoparaffin
capryl isostearate
carbomer
Carbowax (see polyethylene glycol)
castor oil/IPDI copolymer
ceramide 2, 3
ceresin
certified colors
ceteareth 2 – 100
ceteareth 5 – 20
Cetearyl Ethylhexanote
cetearyl isononanoate
Ceteth -20 Phosphate
cetrimonium bromide
cetrimonium chloride
cetyl betaine
chlorphenesin
cocamide betaine
Cocamide DEA
Cocamide MEA
cocamide MIPA
cocamidopropyl PG-dimonium
chloride phosphate
Cocamidopropylamine Oxide
coco betaine
Cocoamphocarboxyglycinate
corn glycol
Cyclomethicone
Cyclopentasiloxane
cyclotetrasiloxane
diazolidinyl urea
dicaprylyl carbonate
dicetyldimonium chloride
diethanolamine (DEA)
dihydroxyacetone
dimethicone copolyol
Dimethyl oxobenzo dioasilane
dimethylpolysiloxane
dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline
dipropylene glycol
disodium EDTA
Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate
disodium oleamido succinate
Disteardimonium Hectoride
DMDM hydantoin
EDTA
emu oil
ethoxydiglycol oleate
ethyl acetate
ethyl diglycol (see polyethylene glycol)
ethyl methoxycinnamate
ethyl vanillin
ethylene glycol
FD & C colors
fragrance, synthetic (“botanical fragrance”, “parfum”, etc.)
Fullerenes
gelatin
germaben
germall
Glycereth-26
glycereth-7 cocoate
glyceryl polyacrylate
Hexadecanol
Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate
homosalate
hydrogenated oils
Hydrogenated Polydecene
hydrogenated vegetable glyceride
hydrogenated vegetable oil
hydroquinone
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane
imidazolidinyl urea
iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
Isoceteth-20
Isohexadecane
isopropyl methylphenol
isopropyl myristate
kojic acid
lactamidopropyl trimonium chloride
Lauramide MEA
Laureth-7
Lauryl Amidopropyl Betaine
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
MEA-containing ingredients
Melanin
methoxycinnamate
methyl glyceth-20
methyl glycol
Methyl Propanediol
methylchloroisothiazolinone
methylisothiazolinone
methylparaben
methylsilanol mannuronate
mineral oil
myristic acid
myristyl alcohol
myristyl ether sulfate
Myristyl Lactate
myristyl myristate
nonoxynol 10
Nylon-12
octinoxate
octisalate
octocrylene
Octyl Dodecyl Neopentanoate
octyl methoxycinnamate
Olefin Sulfonate
oleth (2-50)
oleth-20
oleth-3-phosphate
oleyl betaine
Oleyl Oleate
oxybenzone
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)
panthenyl triacetate
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (see PABA)
parabens
paraphenylenediamine
parfum
parsol
PEG (see polyethylene glycol)
PEG 35 (stearate) castor oil
PEG-10 Sun flower Glycerides
PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate
PEG-150 distearate
PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate
PEG-20, 100 stearate
PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil
Peg-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate
PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric glycerides
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl
Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
pentaerythrityl tetrastearate
Pentasodium Pentetate
pentylene glycol
petrolatum
phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic acid
phenyl-butyl-nitrate
phenyltrimethicone
phthalate
polaxamer 335
polyacrylamide
Polybutene
polyethylene glycol (PEG)
Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate
Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate
Polyglyceryl -10
Behenate/Eicosadioate
polyimide 1
polyisobutene
polypropylene glycol
Polyquaternium 7, 10, 11
polysilicone-15
polyvinylpyrrolidone
potassium alum
Potassium Myristate
PPG-30
propanediol
Propyl Gallate
propylene glycol
propylene glycol alginate
propylparaben
Providone (see polyvinylpyrrolidone)
pvp/va copolymer
quaternium-15
salicylic acid
Silica Dimethyl Silylate
silica silylate
simethicone
soapstone (see talc)
Sodium Acrylate
sodium bisulfite
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
sodium cetearyl sulfate
Sodium coco-sulfate
sodium cocoyl sulfate
sodium dehydroacetate
sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
sodium laureth sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Glucosideoxyacetate
sodium lauryl sulfate
Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate
Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate
sodium myreth sulfate
Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil
Carboxylate
sodium polyacrylate
Sodium Trideceth Sulfate
Sodium sulfate
sorbitan isostearate
soyamide DEA
soyamidopropalkonium chloride
stearamidopropyl dimethylamine
Steardimonium Chloride
steareth-2, 20, 21, 100 etc
styrene-pvp copolymer
Sulfated Castor Oil
synthetic fragrance
talc
tallow
TEA-Carbomer
TEA-Lauryl Sulfate
Tetrahydroxypropyl
Ethylenediamine
tetrasodium EDTA
Thiotic Acid
tribehenin
Triclosan
Tridecyl Neopentanoate
triethanolamine (TEA)
triethoxycarpylysilane
Trihydroxystearin
trimethylsiloxysilicate
trisodium EDTA / tetrasodium EDTA
tromethamine stearate
tropolone
urea
vanillin
Wheatgermamidopropyl
Dimethylamine


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