"Only products with organic content that is greater than or equal to 95% may be labelled as: "Organic" or bear the organic logo." Got to wonder what might be in that 5%. These are the products that can carry the certification. What if we drop the word certified all together and you just see the word "organic". Could a skin care or cosmetic company use that word if it wasn't? Yes then can...but how do you ask? According to New Vegetarian and Natural Health, "Most cosmetics companies utilizing the term 'organic' on their label are using the chemistry definition of organic-meaning a compound that contains carbon." By using this definition they could say that "a toxic petrochemical preservative called methyl paraben is 'organic' because it was formed by leaves that rotted over thousands of years to become oil." They also add that "Nowhere do the terms 'natural' and 'organic' take more of a bruising than in the cosmetic industry." Now lets take this one step further and drop the word organic and use the word natural. The USA (where most of our cosmetics and skin care come from) has no government regulations for the word unless it is refering to poultry and meats. Think of how many times you have seen these words and have reached for a product because of what the lable claims. With Skin Essence 100% Certified Organic Skin Care you have the reassurance that what you are wanting is what you get.