There are many beauty brands that claim to be organic but very few have the certification that supports this claim. The use of organic ingredients in beauty formulas is becoming increasingly popular because of the increase in awareness – that certain pesticides used on plants aren’t biodegradable and can have a negative effect on our bodies and the environment over time. Product formulas with organic ingredients will reduce our exposure to these chemicals that can irritate and harm the skin. French beauty brand Melvita has both EcoCert and CosmeBio certifications. In order to obtain these certifications, all products tested need to be at least 95 percent of natural plant origin. Melvita was created by a beekeeper and biologist 35 years ago in Ardeche, a region known for its biodiversity and untouched nature. It is now France’s largest certified organic beauty brand with over 400 products in its range.