Bentley Organic have been listed in the top three Ethical Consumer brands based on three major issues in the cosmetic industry; the use of palm oil, toxic chemicals, and animal testing. Check out the link below to see just how we fare against other natural and organic brands on the market.
- Aloe Vera for a moisturising clean
- Lemon providing an organic citrus scented clean
- Mother and Baby offering cleaning suitable for both parent and child: perfect for when on the move!
These extracts have been taken from the Ethical Consumer website. The original article can be seen here: http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/healthbeauty/shampoo.aspx
Toxic chemicals ratings of shampoo brands
The often complex and long ingredients lists of bodycare products contain a number of ingredients of concern. Parabens, phthalates and triclosan have been selected by Ethical Consumer as important indicators for our own toxics rating.
Companies that receive our best mark for their toxics policies avoid all three toxins, ones who score a middle in our scoretable above, have a policy to avoid one or two of the toxins, and companies that score a worst use all three of the toxins or have no policy.
Holland & Barrett’s Dr Organic brand also score a worst rating whilst Friendly Soap scores middle.
Risks of foaming agents
Some people may also want to avoid the foaming agents sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and its milder form sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), which are known irritants and are often used in shampoos.
However, the Skin Deep website gives SLS and SLES hazard ratings of 1-2 (low hazard) and 3 out of 10 (moderate hazard) respectively, and states that research studies have found that exposure to the ingredient itself, not the products that contain it, have indicated potential health risks.
Find out more about toxic chemicals in our wider report into the Cosmetics Industry.
Palm oil in shampoo
Palm oil and its derivatives are found in a vast number of cosmetics products including shampoo. How a company sources and traces its palm oil products will affect whether it is linked with the clearing of rainforests and peatlands, and the degree to which its products negatively affect local communities, biodiversity and climate change.
Our new palm oil column, in the table above, shows which companies receive our best, middle and worst ratings for their palm oil policies and practices.
Palm oil free: Odylique, Caurnie Soap and Honesty.
We provide more detail on the problem with palm oil in our wider Cosmetics report.
Animal testing by shampoo companies
As animal testing is common in the cosmetics industry, we have rated the animal testing policies of all companies in this guide. Companies will score a best rating if they have a policy not to test on animals, have a fixed cut-off date (a date after which none of their products or ingredients will have been tested on animals) for ingredients and are not selling to markets (e.g. China) where product animal testing is required by law.
Best Ethical Consumer rating:
Essential Care, Faith In Nature, Desford Holdings, Honesty, Friendly Soaps, Pure Nuff Stuff, Triangle Wholefoods Collective, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Weleda, Lush Cosmetics, Natura Cosmeticos, Little Satsuma, Logocos Naturkosmetik, Caurnie Soap, Daniel Field and Hain Celestial Group.
Middle Ethical Consumer rating:
Bentley Organic, Yaoh, Laverana, Bioforce Roggwil, Midsona, Li & Fung and Superdrug Stores.
Worst Ethical Consumer rating:
Kao Corporation, Church & Dwight, Holland & Barrett, Zochonis Family, Clarins, Henkel, Johnson & Johnson, Avon Products, Estée Lauder, JAB Holding, Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal/Nestle (owners of Body Shop International), Dr. Wolff-Gruppe, Daniel Field Direct, Colgate-Palmolive, WBA Investments and Unilever.
Cruelty International explain the global campaign to end animal testing in our wider Cosmetics report.
Animal friendly alternative shampoo brands
There is now a wide range of vegan and vegetarian alternatives within the shampoo market – as highlighted by an [A] after the brand name in the table.
Vegan products are offered by Odylique, Daniel Field, Bentley Organic, Caurnie, Faith In Nature, Green People, Friendly Soap, Neal’s Yard, Honesty, Yaoh, Suma, Little Satsuma, Weleda, Laverana, Avalon Organics, Lush, Urtekram, Logona and Sante.
If you are vegan you may wish to buy from a vegan company as well. Vegan companies include: Caurnie, Honesty, Yaoh and Little Satsuma.
As one of our best-selling products we thought we’d take some time to tell you all about our Hand Sanitiser range.
Our sanitisers come in three variations; Aloe Vera, Lemon & Mother and Baby – all serving their own unique purpose:
As with all Bentley Organic products, our hand sanitiser range is certified organic by the Soil Association, and is additionally all approved Vegan by the Vegan society.
Why Bentley Organic?
So why use Bentley Organic hand sanitisers over other ones available? Well, for 50ml you can get 125 applications per bottle – meaning that this product keeps giving. The size also makes it a perfect accompaniment for travel and life on the move, an ideal handbag accessory! These products are all paraben, alcohol and SLS free and use a unique formulation to function as effectively as other, non-certified, products on the market. This unique formulation means that they are as gentle on your hands as they are tough on nasties, killing 99.9% of germs.
Don’t just take our word for it, our Mother & Baby Hand Sanitiser has won multiple awards and keeps going from strength to strength!
Stay Fresh with Our Gentle Feminine Wash
Following the recent launch of our Feminine Wash, which was a great success, we’ve been inspired to share with you some more information on one of the newest products in our Body Care range.
Plant based Ingredients
Staying true to our love of all things organic, this mild intimate wash is formulated with 85% organic ingredients. Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Lavender combine to help cleanse, refresh and soothe gentle skin, working to ensure you freshness all day long. Free from: SLS, SLES, Parabens, Alcohol, Artificial colours & Synthetic fragrance this product lacks the common ‘nasties’ you often find in non-organic formulations – ensuring only the best for your intimate area.
Dermatologically and gynaecologically approved
Our gentle Feminine Wash has been subject to, and certified by, rigorous standards of the British Soil Association, guaranteeing our organic integrity and ensuring we provide you with high quality certified products without the high cost. Both Dermatologically and Gynaecologically approved, you can be sure that we’ve tailored this product to suit the needs of intimate hygiene.
Award winning product
We’re pleased to say that we’re not the only ones who think this product is fantastic. Voted FreeFrom Skincare Award’s gold winner in the ‘Fresh and Fragrant’ category (2015), Feminine Wash offers just that – freshness for your delicate skin.
Try it now!
With an RRP of £6.30 we are continuing to provide you with affordable certified organic products to make organic lifestyle choices more widely available.
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Cool it this summer with our award winning SunSoothe After Sun
Here at Bentley Organic™ we’re pleased to announce our most recent award winner… The Beauty Shortlist Awards 2016 winner of the ‘Best Body Lotion’, SunSoothe After Sun Lotion is here to help you keep cool this summer!
Voted UK’s Number 1 Natural Beauty Blog, the Beauty Shortlist Awards are an independent and consumer trusted award board, with no allegiance to any brands or companies. Judging takes the form of an exhaustive process of testing and ranking the products over a 6-month period, ensuring the highest quality of winners.
Formulated with organic Aloe Vera, Apricot Kernel Oil and Shea Butter to soothe, calm and hydrate skin, Sunsoothe is a lightweight formula suitable for the whole family. Apply the after sun lotion liberally to restore your cool.
Our lotion is dermatologically approved, so you know your skin is in good hands. And that’s not all… Made with 85% organic ingredients and free from; parabens, benzoates, phenoxyethanol, petrochemicals, artificial colours, synthetic fragrances, benzyl alcohol and sodium benzoate, SunSoothe After Sun is just as good to the Earth as it is to you. Don’t just take our word for it! This product is certified Organic by the Soil Association and registered with the Vegan Society.
With an RRP of £6.45 we remain true to our mission of providing high quality, affordable products to our customers. Premium products, without the premium price tag.
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