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With a name like Organix, you may assume that the brand in question is organic right?
You would be incorrect.
The well-known drug and massive box store line of hair, bath and body goods may share six of seven letters with the word “organic,” but its products surprisingly don’t contain any qualifying components.
Owned by Florida-based Vogue International, Organix offers much more than 70 private care merchandise featuring trendy, exotic-sounding components like “pomegranate green tea,” “awapuhi ginger,” “acai berry avocado,” and “Moroccan argan oil.” At rates that very easily compete with non-all-natural competitors, and distribution across significant drugstores and superstores nationwide, Organix is viewed as a budget-friendly choice for shoppers that desire conscience-friendly goods, but never have the funds for more expensive all-all-natural brands.
But how a lot of the brand’s green advertising and marketing is true, and how considerably is just greenwashing? This week’s Behind The Label requires a appear at the good, undesirable, and questionable.
On its FAQ web page, Organix claims that all of its goods are totally free from sulfates and parabens, those vilified groups of compounds that are said to be toxic and carcinogenic. Sulfate compounds like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate are generally added to goods like shampoo and physique wash as a foaming and degreasing agent, although parabens like ethyparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben are typically present as a preservative to avoid the growth of microbes in cosmetic merchandise. Both groups of compounds are suspect: some sulfates are mentioned to release 1,four-dioxane, a identified carcinogen, whilst parabens have been linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and skin irritation. Whilst U.S. regulatory bodies preserve that the little amounts of sulfates and parabens in mass-market place individual care items are unlikely to result in significant harm, products that are cost-free from these components are seen as safer for customers.
Organix also says that it stands against animal testing, and that it meticulously monitors all components utilized in its items. PETA  included Organix on its most recent list of organizations that do not test on animals.
Plus, Organix merchandise are stated to be sold in environmentally preferable packaging, with recycled components and eco-friendly inks, even though there was small online data to assistance that claim.