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Certifications & Labelling

We source only brands that are authentic and transparent in their processes. The definitions and resources below may also help you make informed decisions about your skincare choices.

Definitions

A generic term that applies to any ingredient formed in nature. Not all natural brands are organic and some ingredients which are derived from a natural source are highly processed.

At The NATIVES Co. when we say “natural” we mean as pure and as close to nature as possible. We only stocks brands that use the purest and most sustainable forms of natural ingredients and follow good manufacturing practices (GMP).

Products that are free from known toxins and some synthetic ingredients. These may contain “safe” synthetics particularly in the form of natural equivalent synthetic preservatives.

At The NATIVES Co. clean beauty not only means excluding a long list of synthetics (see Ingredients We Reject) but also avoiding safe synthetics where ever possible for the most pure and natural of products.

Organic ingredients are certified organic under one of the certifications here. So far though, it is not always achievable to attain organic certifications in countries where ingredients grow abundantly in their native habitat. In these cases we look to brands that source wildcrafted and under Fair Trade agreements, which ensure secure jobs and support local communities.

Certifications Decoded

A non-profit Association of Industries and Trading Firms for pharmaceuticals, health care products, food supplements and personal hygiene products. They have comprehensive guidelines for certified natural cosmetics with the consumer at front of mind.

Certified Natural Cosmetics: Brands marked with the BDIH “Certified Natural Cosmetics” seal use natural raw materials from controlled biological cultivation or controlled biological wild collection. The ecological impact of each product plays a vital role.

Source: www.bdhi.de

The COSMOS-standard is a non-profit, international association registered in Belgium. They safeguard cosmetics and the welfare of the environment and people, ensuring consumers have clear and transparent information.

All products certified have been independently authorised. They ensure the product complies to their standards and are labelled accurately and clearly.

COSMOS-certified

Products are produced to the highest standards for organic and natural cosmetics, they are safe, effective and good to use.

COSMOS ORGANIC contain the required percentages of organic ingredients.

COSMOS NATURAL comply with the Standard in all other respects but do not have the minimum organic percentages.

Australian based certification that uses COSMOS equivalent standards.

www.aco.net.au

Ecocert Greenlife – France

www.ecocert.com

Natural Personal Care – Brussels

www.nature.org

USA Organic Certification

(Soil Association Certification- UK)

www.soilassociation.org

Germany

www.ionc.info

Cosmecert SASU – France

www.cosmecert.fr

 

France

www.bureauveritas.fr

 

www.controlunion.com

 

Korea Testing and Research Institute

www.ktr.or.kr

 

Italy

www.icea.info

 

www.ewg.org/skindeep

SOURCE:

  • EU Cosmetic Regulation
  • Canadian Cosmetics Regulations
  • ECOCERT
  • COSMOS
  • Safe Cosmetics Org.
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