Demand for quality organic skincare is on the rise! It all started with concern about the quality of our food supply, a movement that flourished as we questioned what we were putting in our bodies.

But, our curiosity didn’t stop there.

Drug manufacturers are required by the FDA to prove their products are “safe and effective” but there is no such requirement for personal care products. U.S. consumers are on their own. Even if you are a toxicologist, it is difficult to figure out what is “safe” given that manufacturers are permitted to hide ingredients they do not want to disclose (under the headings “fragrance” or “parfum”). We began to learn that chemicals contained in personal care products can cause us harm and that chemicals we put on our skin find their way into our bodies.

In contrast, products that are certified-organic by competent third-parties will be free of harmful synthetic chemicals, making organic skincare the clearly “safe” choice. But is it also the “effective” one?

There is a whole range of formulations within organic skincare, catering to different skin types and budgets. Results will definitely vary! However, one indication of quality is the presence of alcohol in the ingredient list. Alcohol is harsh and drying, but due to restrictions of the U.S. organic standard, it is often the only effective preservative that is available to formulators.

This is why at Gaelle Organic, we aligned with Ecocert, Europe’s largest organic certifier, and one with a specific standard for organic cosmetics. The Ecocert organic cosmetics standard enables organic skincare without the use of alcohol.

Once you give your skin a complete break from perfume, alcohol and other harmful chemicals, and switch to high quality organic products, you will see immediate results and your skin will become more and more radiant. You will see that organic skincare is not only safer, but is more effective than synthetic alternatives.


Many common soaps are full of harsh detergents and synthetic fragrances. These ingredients can strip the skin of moisture, accelerating the aging process. A healthier alternative would be a soap that uses purifying clays and naturally-antibacterial oils. Ideal for face and body, Soap Supérieure and Soap Supérieure Rose Geranium provide a cleansing lather while preserving the skin’s hydration. Not to mention they’re divinely scented with organic essential oils for a tranquil experience.


An often-overlooked step in skincare, toners are excellent for balancing, calming and refreshing the complexion. A quality toner will help to purify the pores and allow for better product penetration. However, many popular toners contain large amounts of alcohol which can increase signs of aging. To read more about the trouble with alcohol in skincare, click here. A superior substitute would be our top-selling Toner Supérieure -an organic facial toner using natural astringents and hydrosols that have been used for centuries to nurture beautiful skin.


No matter your skin type, a moisturizer is critical for daily skin care. These tend to be the products that cause the most damage as they sit on the skin for longer periods of time. Rather than let harmful synthetics seep into your skin, return moisture and repair barrier function with high-quality, organic moisturizers. Crème Supérieure and Ultra Sensitive Crème are rich in nourishing ingredients and antioxidants that will help preserve healthy, hydrated skin for years to come.

Regardless of who or where you are in life, you deserve to use products that will contribute to your external and internal well-being. When it comes to shopping for food and skincare, remember why organic is better. Although organic can be more expensive, your health is priceless.

An investment in our skin is an investment in ourselves.

Getting ourselves certified by Ecocert was a bigger deal than I had expected. The level of detail!  But actually I was thrilled that they take the quality of our products so seriously, and here’s why.


  • Ecocert requires that at least 95% of the plant ingredients in our products be certified as from organic farming.
  • These plants must be processed as lightly as possible.
  • Harmful synthetic ingredients are completely banned.
  • We tell you exactly what’s in all of our products. You see the complete ingredient list, not just selected ‘key ingredients.’
  • All claims of “organic” content are independently verified.


  • Most organic skincare contains a lot of alcohol as that is the only reliable preservative allowed under the U.S. organic standard. But we find alcohol is too drying for the skin and that the full power of organic skincare only becomes available when it is free of alcohol. That’s why we chose to be certified by Ecocert.
  • Ecocert is Europe’s leading organic certifier and their organic cosmetic standard supports top quality skincare without the use of alcohol as a preservative.


  • No GMOs. These are plants the way that nature intended.
  • No irradiation or toxic processing.


  • No animal testing, and no ingredients that have been tested on animals.
  • No ingredients whose production harms animals.


  • Ingredients certified by Ecocert must be kind to the natural world – for example no degradation or contamination of landscape is permitted – ‘negative effects on the natural balance’ are not allowed.
  • Packaging must be recyclable. We bring each of our products to you in one of our beautiful boxes, to keep them out of direct sunlight and preserve all of their potency. But, we keep our packaging to an elegant minimum.

Ecocert have taken a really good hard look at our products, and all the processes we use to bring them to you, and have confirmed that we are in full compliance with their organic cosmetic standard.

And they inspect our lab and audit our records every year to make sure we remain in compliance with it.

We are thrilled to make  eco-certified products. With them, you can enjoy the amazing benefits of alcohol-free organic skincare and see results that speak for themselves!