Plant-Based: This term can be entirely misleading. When any product is made only with ingredients that are derived from plants, it can call itself ‘plant-based.’ However, the product can still contain chemically modified plant ingredients, synthetic preservatives, and polymers/resins. When we see ‘plant-based’ on labels, we naturally connect to the term ‘sustainable’ or as a measure of naturalness. If you are concerned, look for third-party certifications such as ECOCERT, COSMOS, or NATRUE that help reinforce the claim you are reading. They are sourced from the ‘green’ processes when it comes to raw materials, but also the manufacturing, packaging, and more.