When you purchase natural and organic beauty products, rest assure that many have undergone credible certifications to get their product on the market. These certifications ensure that the organic and natural beauty claims on the packaging are real and not some way to false advertise to the consumer.
Since consumers are more knowledgeable about products these days, it’s important that what’s stated on the packaging is true and it’s important for brands and companies to go the extra mile to get certified by an independent governing body. Because there are so many certification authorities out there, here are a few certification bodies that are credible, so you know what to look for when buying natural and organic beauty products:
First introduced in 2003, ECOCERT was the first certification body to develop standards for the organic and natural cosmetics industry. To ensure products are environmentally friendly, the ECOCERT standards says that products must use ingredients derived from renewable resources and made using environmentally friendly processes.
There must be a minimum threshold of natural ingredients from organic farming to be reached to get this certification. ECOCERT currently supports and guides more than 1,000 companies through their certification processes. They also assist and guide in biodegradable or recyclable nature of packaging for consumer products. 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.
This is the UK’s main organic certification body that actually helped develop and certify the COSMOS standards. They were first formed in 1946 to create a better world, this certification is dedicated to making positive change happen. They engage with many businesses to bring their organic and ecological principles to life.
In order to get certified, brands and companies must adhere to their policies and guidelines. Today, Soil Association Certification still provides that reassurance, their symbol is more than just a trademark and it represents a set of standards that are developed to achieve their aim and embody their organic principles of ecology, fairness, care, and health. 70% of organic food in the UK is certified by Soil Association Certification and so is a lot of natural and organic brands.
Made Safe is America’s first non-toxic seal that’s used on products to certify different product we use on a daily basis. They make sure that products are made using safe ingredients not known or suspected to harm human health.
They have pioneered MADE SAFE® and MADE SAFE Nontoxic Certified™ because they believe products should be safe for you and your family from a chemical, material, and/or ingredient standpoint. They are a catalyst on the journey toward safer products. Their seals are created to make it easy for consumers to find truly safe goods and for manufacturers and retailers to formulate and sell safe products to the consumer.
COSMOS-standards are set in place to safeguard cosmetics to make sure they are really organic and natural. They aim to ensure that consumers have clear and transparent information when it comes to organic and natural products, creating challenging and progressive criteria for these sorts of products.
COSMOS-certified products are produced to the highest standards for organic and natural cosmetics that are safe, effective and good to use. They are easy to identify from their labels which contain all the information you need to choose if the product fulfills your needs and expectations. Certification to the COSMOS-standard provides a cost-effective route to market acceptance, providing both local identity and international recognition, using your preferred certifies.