This is not a joke! In hopes to halt the hype and deceptive stories of several cosmetic companies, especially certified organic cosmetic companies, the Royal Society of Chemistry in UK offered to pay that huge amount.
What natural cosmetic company would not want to claim an easy $1.5 million? Just proof their cosmetic product consists only natural ingredients? How easy to get such huge sum of money!
Why is RCS doing this? Maybe to challenge many lies created by clever marketers to confuse consumers and let them believe that organic and certified organic cosmetics do not consist of chemicals. The simple point RSC wants to make is that any and all cosmetics in the world consist of chemicals! That we eat organic food that consists of chemicals. That we put chemicals on our face & body despite these are called natural or organic ingredients.
It is also reason why Paul Penders Co refuses to go for organic certification because what is the point? Please see what natural certified organic lavender essential oil really consists of:
Lavender Essential Oil (Cineole Octanol, Octanone, Alpha Bisabolol, Alpha Cadinol, Alpha Humelene, Alpha Phellandrene, Apha Pinene, Alpha Terpinene, Alpha Terpineol, Alpha Terpinyl Acetate, Alpha Thujene, Alpha Thujone, Beta Bisabolol, Beta Pinene, Beta Thujone, Borneol, Bornyl Acetate, Camphene Camphor, Cineolealpha Terpineol, Carvone, Caryophyllene, Carophyllene Oxide, CIS Alpha Terpineol, CIS Alpha Bisabolene, CIS Carveol, CIA Linalol Epoxide, CIS Ocimene, Citronellal, Citronellol, Coumarine, Cuminaldehyde, Eugenol, Furfural, Geraniol, Geranyl Acetate, Geranyl Butyrate, Hexanol, Hexyl Tiglate, Isoborneol, Lavandulol, Lavandulyl Acetate, Limonene, Linanlol, Linalyl Acetate, Methyl Heptenone, Myrcene, Nerol, Neryl Acetate, Oleanolic Acid, P Cymene, Rosemarinic Acid, Sabinen, Terpinenol, Terpinolene, Trans Carveol, Trans Epoxy Linalyl Acetate, Trans Linanol Epoxide, Trans Ocimene, Ursolic Acid)
And organic olive oil:
Olive Oil (Tri-Glycerides of Palmitic, Di-Glycerides of Palmitic, Palmitoleic, Stearic, Oleic, Linoleic, Arachidic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Squalene, Beta Carotene, Campesterol, Methylenecholesterol, Stigmasterol, Sitosterol, Fucosterol, 28-Isofucosterol, Stigmadienol, Brassicasterol, 7-Cholestenol,Ergostadienol, Avenasterol, Triterpene Alcohols, Tirucallol, Taraxerol, Dammaradienol Beta-Amyrin Germanicol, Butyrospermol, Parkeol, Cycloartenol, Tirucalladienol, 24-Methlene 24-Dihydroparkeol, 24-Methlenecycloartanol, Cyclobranol, 4-Methyl Sterols, Esters of Tyrosol, Esters of Hydroxytyrosol, Vitamin E (Tocopherols), Carotenoids, Oleuropein) Cocoa Butter (Tri and Diglycerides of Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Lead, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Isoleic Acid, Beta Carotene, p-Hydroxybenzoic Acid, Vanillic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Syringic Acid, Phenylehtylamine, Theophylline, Aliphatic Esters, Aromatic Carbonyls, Caffeine, Theobromine, Diketopiperazines and Alkylpryazines)
Do above natural or organic ingredients not contain any chemicals? Are you surprised when we tell you that the ingredients in your claimed certified organic brand are made from the very same ingredients? (or maybe call them chemicals :-)) ? That you maybe pay more for these products that contain besides these same ingredients maybe a lot of hype and deceptive marketing stories?
Of course, the natural and certified organic ingredients in Paul Penders cosmetics contain the same chemicals as the certified organic cosmetics above. Or do you want us to call them: “Natural Chemicals”? In the coming weeks we will explain our stand here in more detail.
Meanwhile BRAVO!! to the Royal Society of Chemistry; a professional association in UK with the goal of advancing chemical sciences with 34,000 professionals in the UK and 8,000 abroad, with offices in USA and China. Of course, we will report immediately what certified organic cosmetics company got the $1.5Million dollars to proof that they are 100% natural.
Whether from Germany, Australia, UK or the United States; whether small or large companies… honestly speaking, so far it has been a long wait for anyone to step forwards … how come?
An understandable confused consumer
Maybe….. maybe because organic ingredients are not always better for your skin than great natural ingredients. We know that organic ingredients do not always produce better skincare results as you might expect.
Organic ingredients are often way overpriced and sometimes greatly lied about. This is for a large part due to the buzz about the term “certified organic” and because of certifying bodies whose fees add to a high retail price as well.