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Natural and Organic Cosmetics: Definition and Concepts

Version 1 : Received: 20 May 2020 / Approved: 23 May 2020 / Online: 23 May 2020 (10:52:01 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 26 May 2020 / Approved: 27 May 2020 / Online: 27 May 2020 (05:02:20 CEST)

How to cite: Barros, C.; Barros, R.B.G. Natural and Organic Cosmetics: Definition and Concepts. Preprints 2020, 2020050374. Barros, C.; Barros, R.B.G. Natural and Organic Cosmetics: Definition and Concepts. Preprints 2020, 2020050374.


The market of natural and organic cosmetics has been growing in last decades. The increase in interest in this type of product is a consequence of the concern that consumers have been presenting in relation to the environment and health. In addition to the appreciation the use of sustainable ingredients in cosmetic formulations, the consumers are also concerned about pollution caused by the use of plastics, which leads industries to reinvent themselves and rethink about the composition of packaging. The factor that most drives the purchase of natural and organic cosmetics is the fact that the consumer, in addition to contributing to the preservation of the environment, is also using a sustainable product. The growing demand for natural and organic cosmetics results in a concern of the brands with the organic issue, with the decreased use of animal derived ingredients and with the updating the parameters required for certification of a cosmetic as natural or organic. Due to the few studies available in this area, the importance of clarifying the definitions and concepts of natural and organic cosmetics is evident, in order to contribute with accurate information for the cosmetic sector.


natural cosmetics; organic cosmetics; green cosmetics; cosmetology; certification


Public Health and Healthcare, Other

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Received: 27 May 2020
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