Most of us have heard of GMO in connection to the food industry but GMO is also used in the cosmetic industry.
GMO stands for genetically modified organisms and is basically genetic engineering of DNA. Most often this is used to advance certain traits in a plant or a fruit for example (eg. size or shape).
Using GMO in cosmetics leads to an intensification of the farming industry and a reduction of the costs of natural ingredients. The latter sounds positive however, GMO also involves the risk of something going wrong, which can cause unwanted changes to the eco systems involved.
The processes and practices of GM can potentially harm birds, insects, marine ecosystems and soil organisms and can reduce bio-diversity and pollute water resources. In other word, GMO is unsustainable.
To Unique Beauty there is no doubt that GMO does not belong in cosmetics.