What makes a product organic?

Ms Lily Kew, founder of Kew Organics wanted to make her own water-based products that are more suitable for Singapore's climate.
Ms Lily Kew, founder of Kew Organics wanted to make her own water-based products that are more suitable for Singapore's climate.PHOTO: KEW ORGANICS

There is no single official definition of what makes a product organic but, generally, organic cosmetic ingredients come from organic plants.

These are typically grown or produced without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides or other artificial chemicals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2018, with the headline 'What makes a product organic? '. Print Edition | Subscribe