Ecocert Organic Certification

1. To receive Ecocert certification, the cosmetics must ensure an absence of the following:

  • GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
  • parabens
  • phenoxyethanol
  • nanoparticles
  • silicon
  • PEG
  • synthetic perfumes and dyes
  • animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced by them: milk, honey, etc.)
  • a biodegradable or recyclable nature of packaging

2. A minimum threshold of 95% of natural ingredients from organic farming must be reached to obtain natural and organic certification for a cosmetic label.

🇨🇭Some ingredients very frequently found in cosmetics (water, salts, minerals) cannot be certified as organic because they are not sourced from farming.

🇨🇭An essential oil, which does not contain water, can be up to 100% organic ingredients.

3. On-site audits are performed by Ecocert auditors.

Certification and Multiple Inspections Assure the Highest Integrity

  1. Organic certification is required from the ECOCERT organization (the certification body for sustainable development) for European manufactured products.
  2. European Union regulations for skincare products are very stringent and require many toxicology tests to verify them as completely harmless.
  3. Toxicology tests on skincare products are conducted not only at the time of inception/formulation of the product but for every production batch.
  4. European-made organic skincare including Swiss-made bears the professional organization COSMEBIO® icon which designates the product as natural, eco-friendly, and organic.
  5. Only in Switzerland, the government conducts regular inspections of manufacturing plants to assure they are executing good manufacturing practices.
  6. All skincare must additionally pass by the USDA inspector when entering the U.S.