Natural and Organic Cosmetics

 

 

Ecocert

 

 

Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for "natural and organic cosmetics".

Introduced in 2003, the specification was drawn up in conjunction with all stakeholders in the value chain, i.e. experts, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, consumers and development organisations.

Ecocert currently supports and guides more than 1,000 companies through their certification processes.


The basic principles of the Ecocert standard

To ensure an environmentally friendly cosmetic product, the Ecocert standard lays down:


1. The use of ingredients derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes. Ecocert therefore checks:

    The absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced by them: milk, honey, etc.).
    The biodegradable or recyclable nature of packaging.

 
2. A minimum threshold of natural ingredients from organic farming to be reached to obtain certification:

    For both labels, Ecocert Standard imposes that a minimum of 95% of the total ingredients come from natural origin.

 

 

For the natural and organic cosmetic label: 

A minimum of 95% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.

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For the natural cosmetic label: 

A minimum of 50% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 5% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.

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Biocert

 

Cosmebio labels offer a guarantee to customers that the labeled cosmetics they purchase comply with Environmental standards and are truly organic. Two of our trademark logos are registered with the INPI (French National Institute for Intellectual Property). These logos distinguish two certification standards approved by an independent certification body.

These easily identifiable labels attest that product composition complies with the following criteria :

 
BIO Label


    At least 95% natural ingredients or derived from natural sources.
    At least 95% of plant ingredients are produced by Organic Farming
    At least 10% of product contents are produced by Organic Farming


Note: Cosmetics often contain 50 to 80% water, which cannot be certified as organic.

 

 

Cosmebio ECO

ECO label

    At least 95% natural ingredients or derived from natural sources.
    At least 50% of plant ingredients are produced by Organic Farming
    At least 5% of product contents are produced by Organic Farming

     

    Note: Cosmetics often contain 50 to 80% water, which cannot be certified as organic.

     

     

     

    source: www.ecocert.com

               www.cosmebio.org