Unbelivable claims on this formula.

JiniJini Member
Hello my fellow cosmetic chemist and formulators :)

I know now a days claims on products are a little over the top, but when you flat out lye to your consumers its really hard to take a company seriously.

I saw this new product line claiming to have an organic product. They have 5 "different" products each targeting different things, with the same ingredients in the exact same order, but with different names and scent at a price of 48$ for 16oz. Its amazing how company's can rip off consumers.

I would appreciate if you would evaluate this product with me and give me your point of view as there products don't have a preservative that I can see, only antioxidants plus there claiming to have a conditioning product without a cationic ingredient.

These are there claims and ingredients:

Organic Reconstructive Cream

OM my Goodness! is an organic product with real results for the well being of your hair.  This hydrating conditioner revitalizes hair, leaving it soft and with healthy shine.  Apart from healing your hair, its essential oils will fill your days with harmony and tranquility.

Om my Goodness! is more than a cream: it's holistic well-being.

Ingredients:  Alkaline Water, Olive Oil (Olea Europea), Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Avocado Oil (Persea Americana), Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa), Emulsifying Wax (Vegetable Wax), Rosemary Antioxidant, Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Lavender (Lavanda Angustifolia), Vitamin E (Tocopherol).


Thank you all!


  • The claims don't bother me as much as the lack of a preservative.
  • JiniJini Member
    True. Does Alkaline Water make the product some how less propense to bacteria or fungi growth? I mean why wouldnt you preserve a product when it is such an essential step of formulating.
  • No that may help with initial microbial content but not total bio -demand i.e. In use/preservation of product during use.
  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    apparently there's no emulsifier either (emulsifying wax won't do the job on its own); I strongly suspect that besides being incorrectly declared, the INCI list is also incomplete
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • johnbjohnb Member, Professional Chemist
    The list ain't INCI anyway! :)
  • MarkBroussardMarkBroussard Member, Professional Chemist
    edited April 2017
    The "Alkaline Water" is used to bring up the pH to saponify the Emulsifying Wax as it a "soaping" emulsifier ... If this is an Organic Certified product, they're probably (almost certainly) using an Organic Emulsifying Wax comprised of Beeswax, Lecithin & Carnauba Wax.  It's one of the only ways to make a cream that passes Organic Certification requirements.   So, instead of listing Sodium Hydroxide on the LOI, they creatively called it "Alkaline Water"

    You can't have cationic conditioners in Organic Certified products.  Same with the preservative, not really allowed in NOP Organic products.

    Note:  The NOP Organic rules are for food products ... so they are severely lacking as guidelines for cosmetic products as the "allowed" list does not include any emulsifiers except the individual components of Organic Emulsifying Wax and the "prohibited" list includes most preservatives.
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    See website for details www.desertinbloomcosmeticslab.com
  • johnbjohnb Member, Professional Chemist
    Does that give them the right of non-compliance with FDA/INCI standards?
  • MarkBroussardMarkBroussard Member, Professional Chemist
    That's a matter to be addressed between the company and the USDA and FDA ... consumers can always file complaints if they feel the product is mislabelled.
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    See website for details www.desertinbloomcosmeticslab.com
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    This product isn't NOP certified. At least there is nothing on their bottle or on their website claiming it. They don't follow proper INCI labeling so there is pretty much nothing you can learn from the ingredient list. The product could be preserved with parabens or formaldehyde donors and they just opted to leave it out. It could have some standard emulsifier and they just didn't list it. If a company isn't following the rules, I just assume the ingredient list is completely fake.
  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    A bigger issue is that they are labeling as "Organic" and they are not obtaining a USDA Certification. This is a huge red flag and in fact the crux of several lawsuits in the past year. They are out of Puerto Rico and are under the authority of US Regulations.


    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • I agree.  If they aren't following proper INCI labeling, or any other real regulations, then it's a waste of time to even try to speculate.  Unfortunately there are many cosmetic companies that are trying to market their products as "natural" and "organic" just to appeal to uneducated consumers concerns about environmental toxins, carcinogenic substances, or other adverse effects.  Buyer beware.
  • JiniJini Member
    edited April 2017
    I agree with all of you. Plus in Puerto Rico they have to follow FDAs guidelines as they are a commonwealth and a territory of the US.

    Thank you all for your insight.
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