Accuracy of ingredient lists

Some websites or online shops may list key ingredients or active ingredients. These are not necessarily the only ingredients in the product. Always check the full ingredients list.

Ingredients are listed in a descending order in accordance to the amount of product used. Greatest ingredient to lowest.  

The words "Fragrance" or "Parfum" can be a general term for many ingredients, some of which can be synthetic or chemical.

Organic does not necessarily mean all the ingredients in that product are organic. Check the percentage of organic ingredients used.

Ingredients lists can be confusing with words we can barely pronounce, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is an unsafe ingredient. There are several ingredients that are derived naturally but have a complicated or chemically sounding name. Break up the list and google the ingredient you are unsure of. An example of this could be Cetearyl Alcohol which is a mixture of Cetyl & Stearyl Alcohols generally naturally derived from coconut, soy, corn or palm oils. However, it can also be obtained from a synthetic source. It can be used as a emulsion stabiliser, increasing agent, emollient or foam stabiliser in a product.

Plant ingredients are generally listed in their Latin name (e.g. Simmondsia Chinensis is the name for Jojoba Seed Oil). Most labels will list the INCI (International nomenclature of cosmetic ingredients) which is a scientific naming system and list their common name also.