As demand for ethical skincare and natural, organic beauty products that are free from “nasties” grows, it is wise to be wary of the way many of these products are marketed and labelled.

“Natural” and “organic” have become the latest buzzwords, yet the usage of these terms is not currently regulated in relation to cosmetics. This means that there is no guarantee that all products which claim to be “organic” only contain ingredients which would meet strict organic standards.

Thankfully, independent certification exists: where you see the COSMOS or Soil Association logo, you know that every step of the process to make that product has been robustly checked by impartial experts. Certified organic cosmetics meet strict standards which guarantee that organic ingredients are used where possible, and that those ingredients which cannot be organic are made using green chemistry principles. Translation: no toxins, no nasties and no greenwashing.

Organic certification is just as valuable in beauty and grooming as it is with food and farming; the only way to guarantee that the products in your bathroom cabinet or grooming kit meet high organic standards and are not simply jumping on the latest trend is to look for the Soil Association logo.

Daylesford’s organic hand wash, hand lotion and hand balm range is certified as COSMOS ORGANIC, a globally recognised accreditation and the highest possible standard for organic and natural skincare. The whole range uses nourishing botanical extracts to soften and soothe your hands. Made mindfully in England with sustainably and ethically grown ingredients that are effective, efficient and kind to the soil, they are free from sulphates, parabens and animal testing and better for our earth, the soil and your skin.


KO Cosmos Organic Range 2