Organic beauty buys have come a long way from being dubious-smelling and expensive. Now, with their gorgeous packaging, sublime scents and commitment to being chemical-free they’re becoming storming stores. But with more cosmetics can come more confusion, so, in honour of Organic Beauty Week here’s the lowdown on organic vs. certified organic as well as some of our favourite green buys…

Organic: In order for a product to be called organic, it should feature a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. If in doubt, look for products that carry the logo from an official governing body such as The Soil Association, Ecocert or USDA and the claim ‘Made with 70% organic ingredients’.

Certified organic: If you want to be extra certain that you’re getting the real deal, look for products that are certified organic by governing bodies. They have to feature a minimum of 95% certified organic ingredients to carry the logo and call themselves certified organic.