What Green Seals Mean on Cosmetics
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the January 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
The organization: The United States Department of Agriculture, which provides leadership on food, agriculture, and natural resources.
What's in the product: At least 95 percent natural ingredients that are certified organic (natural and grown without certain pesticides or fertilizers) by the USDA's National Organic Program.
What's not: Any nonagricultural ingredients not approved for use by the NOP (like parabens and phthalates).
Animal testing: Not a criterion
A few who've earned it: Origins Organics, Juice Beauty, Revolution Organics, Organicare, Organic Essence, Nature's Gate Rainwater Organic lotions.