What Green Seals Mean on Cosmetics
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the January 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
The organization: An internationally recognized, private organic certification organization founded in France in 1991 that conducts inspections in 80 countries.
What's in the product: At least 95 percent natural ingredients; at least 10 percent certified organic ingredients (and environmentally conscious packaging).
What's not: Most synthetic ingredients, including fragrances and colorants, parabens, petrochemicals, and silicones.
Animal testing: No
A few who've earned it: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Makeup, Care by Stella McCartney skincare, some L'Occitane (above) products.