Certified organic

The certification of cosmetics is a voluntary decision that is not required by law.

To obtain this certification, we turned to ECOCERT, an independent certification body, the work of which is verified by the French public accreditation authority, (Cofrac).

Active in the development of certification standards since 1991, the organization promotes an end-to-end approach, from the field to the consumer, with standards in both organic farming and the production of organic foodstuffs and cosmetics.

It is the world’s first independent certifying body for organic cosmetics and has certified over 1,400 businesses and more than 25,000 products in 130 nations worldwide.

ECOCERT certifies 90% of all organic products within the European Community and 30% of all organics worldwide.

Thanks to the organization’s global green vision, they have also developed environmental certification standards, including:

  • Environmental management
  • Protection of biodiversity
  • Sustainable agriculture

as well as standards for climate change, including:

  • Carbon footprint
  • Reforestation and solidarity

ECOCERT’s standards for organic cosmetics

The standards that ECOCERT applies to the certification of natural and organic cosmetics are among the most stringent in the world, and their validation process encompasses:

packaging:

  • only 100% recyclable raw materials are allowed
  • over-packaging is not allowed and only primary packaging should be used when possible
  • controls of technical, production aspects of packaging are conducted
  • information provided on labeling is verified

ingredients:

  • at least 95% of the raw materials used must be of natural origin
  • at least 95% of the raw materials of plant origin must be the product of organic farming
  • 10% of all raw materials used must be the product of organic farming
  • products must not contain GMOs, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nano-particles, silicones, PEGs, synthetic colors or fragrances
  • only six substances are allowed to be used as preservatives

production methods:

  • environmental sustainability (energy consumption, use of resources) must be ensured
  • worker and consumer safety must be ensured
  • certified measures of health and hygiene must be adopted

raw materials:

  • certified organic and natural
  • solely from certified suppliers
  • produced in accordance with certified production processes

The result is a greater guarantee for the consumer.

ECOCERT standards for organic farming

These standards comply with international laws and regulations:

  • European regulations (EC)
  • USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards
  • MAFF standards for Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) certification

They promote farming methods that:

  • are environmentally sustainable with low risk and impact
  • focus on the consumption of resources (water, air, soil, etc.)
  • respect biodiversity
  • call for the use solely of organic additives, natural substances or their derivatives, and mineral fertilizers of low solubility