There is so much mis-information in the market that I think it's important to address some myths and truths when it comes to natural & organic personal care products.
Myth: beauty products with a natural claim are certified by the USDA
Truth: government bodies haven’t established a regulatory definition of natural in cosmetic labeling
Myth: natural or organic beauty or personal care products aren’t tested on animals
Truth: animal testing is up to the brand, whether or not it is natural or organic. All Out Naturals is proud to be cruelty free which is verified from source to shelf!
Myth: natural/organic products always go through rigorous safety testing before being sold to the public
Truth: the FDA doesn't have a list of tests required for any particular cosmetic product or ingredient and leaves the responsibility to the manufacturers to ensure the product is safe when it is used according to labeled directions.
The exception is when a product makes a structure function claim i.e. “treat…” or “cure…” a structure or function of the body. If a product makes such claims it will be regulated as a drug by the FDA which involves rigorous product testing.
Every batch of Allout Naturals products is tested to ensure safety and quality. These tests include: stability, pH, olfactory, viscosity, appearance, color, etc.
Myth: if the packaging says it’s organic, then it must be true
Truth: there are 3 levels of organic that the USDA has set forth for the legal use of the term organic. (The term is regulated by the USDA, not the FDA.) You can read details here: Organic Rules. Always read the back of the label to confirm whether the product is actually certified by a 3rd party for use. Certifiers include ECOCERT, QAI, and Oregon Tilth. If there is no 3rd party certifier, the company is not in legal compliance for use of the term. At the end of the day, if it doesn’t have the seal, it’s not the real deal.
We'll continue to add to this list as we encounter questions from you, our valued customers!