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Athyn312 06-20-2011 12:33 PM

Mislabeled "Organic" Personal Care Products Lawsuit
I found this article on this morning. I'm not happy to see that a Kinky-Curly product was on the list, and I'm wondering what was identified as non-organic.

Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere on the site:


The full list of companies and their mislabeled products that the Center for Environmental Health
identified in the lawsuit are listed below (the products listed are just examples; CEH has identified multiple mislabeled products from the companies):
Advantage Research Laboratories, Inc./Murray’s Worldwide, Inc.: Parnevu T-Tree No Lye Conditioning Relaxer System
Aubrey Organics, Inc: Collagen & Almond Enriching Moisturizing Lotion
Beauty Without Cruelty/Lotus Brands, Inc: Organic Aromatherapy Facial Cleanser
Boots Retail USA Inc: Boots Amazon Forest Brazil Nut & Vanilla Body Wash
California Inside & Out, Inc: Out of Africa Handwash Tea Tree with Essential Oil
Colomer U.S.A.: Crème of Nature Kiwi & Citrus Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo
Cosway Company, Inc/Head Organics Company: Clearly Head Conditioner
Curls, LLC: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream Organic Shampoo
derma e® Natural Bodycare/Stearns Products, Inc: Psorzema Body Wash
Hain Celestial Group: Jason Thin-to-Thick Conditioner and Baby Avalon Organics Silky Cornstarch Baby Powder
House of Cheatham, Inc: Organics by Africa’s Best Hair Mayonnaise
International Trade Routes of New York, Inc/Laboratorios Phergal: Naturtint Green Technologies Permanent Hair Colorant
Kinky-Curly Hair Care: Kinky-Curly Spiral Spritz
Kiss My Face Corporation: Hold Up Styling Mousse
Lafe’s Natural BodyCare/Lafe T. Larson, Inc: Deodorant Stone With Holder
Morrocco Method, Inc: Euro Organic Oil Simply Pure Hair & Scalp Therapy
Namasté Laboratories: Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Pak
Nature’s Baby Products, Inc: Nature’s Baby ORGANICS Shampoo & Body Wash in Vanilla-Tangerine Scent or Lavender-Chamomile Scent
Nubian Heritage Group/Sundial Group LLC: Coconut & Papaya with Vanilla Bean Extract Body Wash
Nutrition Resource, Inc. dba NutriBiotic: NutriBiotic Everyday Clean Conditioner Botanical Blend
Rainbow Research Corporation: Rainbow Baby Oh Baby Unscented Organic Herbal Shampoo
Renpure, L.L.C: Renpure Organics I Love My Hair! Body and Shine Shampoo
Strength of Nature Global, LLC: Elasta QP Intense Fortifying Hair Conditioning Treatment
Sundial Brands/Sundial Group LLC: Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
The Himalaya Drug Company: Organique by Himalaya Toothpaste
Todd Christopher International, Inc/Vogue International: Hydrating Teatree Mint Conditioner

Source: Mislabeled "Organic" Personal Care Products - Center for Environmental Health

AP Report: Cosmetics companies sued over 'organic' labels - CBS News

BekkaPoo 06-20-2011 12:48 PM

Oh I see Organic Root Stimulator is on the list.. anyone with a little familiarity with hair care ingredients would be able to tell that their products are hardly "organic". I doubt that very many products out there calling themselves "organic" are truly so.

Again, it's marketing and pulling at people's emotional response toward a product. You wouldn't buy XYZ product if it was called "Toxic Petroleum by-product Hair Conditioner", but the minute they add a little sea weed, wheat germ oil, or whatever to the mixture it magically becomes "organic". :confused5:

memes 06-28-2011 08:39 AM

I suspect that the issue is the use of the term organic versus natural. Ingredients can be natural without being organic (which means they were grown without pesticides and chemical fertilizers among other things). When I look at the KC site it mentions organic haircare but doesn't claim to have 100% organic ingredients that I saw. Look at the list of products they've cited....I think they may be trying to make a point :)

Gretchen 06-30-2011 09:19 AM

Very interesting; thanks for posting!

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