Is Organix Shampoo Organic?
The question: Is Organix Shampoo organic? The answer is NO. Organix Shampoo is not organic.
Not only will that be apparent when you read the list of ingredients in Organix Shampoo, but also when those ingredients are analyzed by Right Brain, from The Beauty Brains.
Why did I purchase Organix Shampoo?
1. It is cruelty free
2. A lot of my beauty bloggers/friends have raved about the various shampoos from this company
3. To prove a point that before you make any purchase, check the list of ingredients!
Here is my purchase: Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
Here’s what I love about Organix Shampoo:
1. Cruelty free! How wonderful to read the statement from Organix Shampoo:
Organix products are NOT tested on animals, and they proudly have that declaration on each and every bottle. “Organix does not initiate animal tests on either finished products or ingredients whether directly or indirectly. All ingredients used are carefully monitored. All suppliers are requested to confirm that their materials have not been tested on animals. Ingredients which do not have this data supplied for them are not used in any products. Organix® is against the suffering endured by animals when ingredients and products are tested. We support suppliers and organizations that are developing alternative methods of testing without using animals.”
2. The smell is great
3. The shampoo has a rich, creamy lather, as promised
4. My hair was incredibly shiny, silky, and felt “soft” as promised
5. Safe For All Hair Types
6. Safe For Color-Treated Hair
7. It is Sulfate-Free.
8. The Organix bottles are eco-friendly
9. All labels are printed utilizing environmental inks and compostable label film made from annually renewable resource corn, not from petrochemicals.
10. The price, $7.99 at my local CVS Pharmacy, was fair
12. Organix shampoos and conditioners are paraben free
Is Organix Shampoo Organic and Natural?
Here is why you might purchase this shampoo and believe that it is both Organic and Natural. Not only might the name, Organix, make you think that it must be Organic, but it also has this, on the front of the Shampoo:
In addition, on the back, it states: “Unique blend of Natural & Sulfate Free Surfactants for renewed softness,” and of course, the words that I have in bold font are just as they appear on the back. That would also make one think that it’s “Natural.”
Just because there may be some organic ingredients in a product, and it may have essential oils, and even state, as on the Organix Shampoo, “This rare formula has a centuries-old history of providing natural vitamin E and antioxidants while renewing your hair’s cell structure,” none of the above means that the Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo is Organic!
Readers, have a look at the back of the Organix Shampoo label:
Now, Right Brain, from The Beauty Brains, will analyze the ingredients for us.
“First and foremost, remember that there are no clear definitions of organic ingredients for cosmetics. At best, companies can follow the food guidelines and claim that their product contains “certified organic extracts.”
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium C 14 16 Olefin Sulfonate – primary surfactants/cleansing agent. While these can be derived from coconut oil they are not considered “organic” by the current food standards.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamide DEA, – secondary surfactants/foam boosters. Again, they can come from coconut but not without considerable chemical processing.
Dimethicone Copolyol – water soluble silicone that provides light conditioning.
Glycol Distearate – pearling agent.
Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil (Argan), Cacao (Theobroma Cacao) Extract (Cocoa Butter), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract (Aloe Leaf), - these goodies can be organic if they are grown following the following food guidelines.
Panthenol – Pro-vitamin B5, it only provides a benefit at high levels (about 3%.)
Polyquaternium 11 – conditioning agent.
DMDM Hydantoin – preservative.
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride – excellent rinse off conditioner that is compatible in cleansing systems.
Cetyl Alcohol – opacifier.
PEG 23M – thickener.
Red 40, Yellow 5 – coloring agents.”
Thank you, Right Brain, you’re the smartest!
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Just remember, don’t just read the name of the shampoo, or the claims on the bottle. Look at the list of ingredients. Know what you are buying. In the case of Organix Shampoo, if natural and organic are not necessary, fine; then this is a great product which you should not hesitate to use. However, I certainly hope that you will always choose a product that is not tested on animals.
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