Organic refers to food grown without synthetic pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, hormones, fertilizers or other synthetic or toxic substances for a three-year minimum. No artificial flavors or colors have been added. Organic certification excludes foods that have been irradiated as well as GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).
In October 2002 the U.S. Department of Agriculture passed a new national standard for organic labeling, which includes three classifications. If the label says:
Unfortunately, many product in the beauty and hygiene industry use the words "Natural" and "Organic" when in fact the ingredients are loaded with pesticides and other toxic substances and have little therapeutic value. Those products often rely on chemicals to artificially make you feel or look better, which, in the long run, can actually do the opposite.
Protect yourself from beauty products that contain toxic and carcinogenic ingredients. The following book will arm you with knowledge of the ingredients used in most cosmetic, skincare and personal care products:
An eye-opening expose of some of the most common ingredients used in today's personal care products. more info
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Organic Consumers Association is working hard to stop the degradation of organic standards by the USDA and head-off the takeover of the organic market by corporate agribusiness and biotech interests.
Environmental Working Group The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. In 2002, they founded the EWG Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization that advocates on Capitol Hill for health-protective and subsidy-shifting policies. EWG specializes in providing useful resources (like Skin Deep and the Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce) to consumers while simultaneously pushing for national policy change.
Most Miessence Products Are USDA and Australian Certified Organic
The following products contain absolutely NO synthetic detergents, artificial preservatives, colors or fragrances, petroleum by-products, tar derivatives or genetically modified ingredients. Nor are any ingredients tested on animals. For responses to frequently asked questions about Miessence products, click here.
Skin Care Products more info
Miessence skin care products are available for these skin types:
The individual products include:
Chlorine and Hair - "One out of every two clients coming into the salon has chlorine damage to their hair," says Vancouver's top hairdresser Derek London, "It's almost the same as oxidation from peroxide burning, except chlorine adds density to the hair. You see a lot of breakage and splitting. The chlorine makes hair shiny like fiberglass. Hair tangles when it's shampooed and becomes difficult to comb." Click here to find out how to remove the chlorine and other harmful substances from your shower or bath water.
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