A) It must be certified by a recognized board.
The leading and most authoritative certification boards are Ecocert, Soil Association, Nature, and BIDH.
B) Certification must be Organic cosmetics (natural certified cosmetics also exists)
The certification board logo must be on the pack and the consumer can check on the board’s website whether the company is certified…long live transparency!
98,5% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
88,1% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
The ingredients of agricultural origin are organic and all the other ingredients are eco-compatible for the environment and healthy for humans.
Cosmetics cannot only be made of agricultural ingredients, they are not fruit juice!
For this reason, certification boards created rules for organic cosmetics to guarantee that all ingredients used (even those of non-agricultural origin) are healthy and eco-friendly.
ORGANIC INGREDIENT: derived from organic farming. By European community organic law 20/92, an ingredient can only be defined as such if derived from organic farming practices.
NATURAL INGREDIENT: these are elements found in nature.
Those admitted by Ecocert are healthy and modified by man without substantial changes and with methods and substances authorized by the certification board.
Silicon and petroleum-based substances in “natural” and traditional cosmetics are the example of harmful products of natural origin not admitted in organic certification.
Silicon (which is also extracted from sand) is chemically processed making the finished silicone product unsuitable for cosmetic use and harmful to the environment.
The same applies to petroleum-based products, although they are not suited for cosmetic use.
ADDITIVES: these are substances added in small amounts to increase formula preservation and stability. There are only a few admitted by Ecocert, selected since harmless.
1) The rules are exclusively set by certification boards and not by manufacturers.
2) Organic certified cosmetics are checked and inspected by certification boards. Checks ensure that the company meets Organic certification rules for their entire production process…long live transparency!
EACH SINGLE INGREDIENT USED IN OUR PRODUCTS WAS VALIDATED AND ADMITTED BY ECOCERT SINCE DEEMED BENEFICIAL TO HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY.