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