To me "natural" means that the skin care product's main ingredient(s) are extracted from plants, earth, and sea Examples would be essential oils extracted from botanicals, minerals such as mica, and zinc oxide, extracted from the earth and h are found in mineral makeup, or marine ingredients such as seaweed, or sea salt.
Unfortunately, the term" natural" is not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and thus the term "natural" is often used very loosely in labeling and extensively in marketing ploys by the skin care industry. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not define the term natural or organic. In fact the USFDA does not approve cosmetics before going to the market. The responsibility of the safety of the cosmetic lies with the manufacturer. Except for color additives and those ingredients which are prohibited or restricted by regulation, the manufacturer may use any ingredient in a cosmetic provided that they are safe and properlyRead More »from What does the term "natural" in skin care products mean to you?