The use of natural cosmetics is one of the many opportunities to go out in everyday life beyond the overall understanding of nature and to start more responsible attitude towards it. The guidelines, which are presented here, should support such a relationship and define the concept of natural cosmetics, all aimed to satisfy the consumers and their reasonable expectations. There are strict standards for obtaining trademark “Controlled Natural Cosmetics” and these standards apply to the production of cosmetic raw materials and their processing. BDIH seal is a guarantee of natural origin, quality and safety products.
While obtaining the raw materials used in natural cosmetics, it is taken into account the fact that the nature of raw materials does not violate, but to survive in their natural form.
Always give priority to those natural resources that were grown under biological control, or wild plants from ecologically clean areas.
The process of converting raw materials in cosmetic products is carried out with very little chemical process without genetic manipulation of plant and animal genetic factors.
Special attention is given to the need to protect animals.
Packaging should be cheap and ecological.
The most important requirement that must be filled is the transparency of the emerging natural products and the composition of each product must be clearly and comprehensively exposed. Products containing raw materials that are not transparent can not get the sign of this association.
The sign “Controlled Natural Cosmetics” can only receive a manufacturer who join the association BDIH and meets the regulations of these guidelines. To maintain the validity of the criteria as specified on the stamp guarantees the Independent Institute BDIH.
Introduction of plant materials:
* That were grown under biological control and whose quality and availability are under constant surveillance
* Were obtained from wild plants, which are also biologically controlled
Animal care and experiments on them:
1.Experiments on animals and the final product:
* Experiments on animals are not implemented either during production or during development or testing of finished products
2.Experiments on animals and raw materials
* Raw materials, which did not exist until 01.01.1998 on the market, may be used only if they are not tested on animals.
3. Raw materials of animal origin
* Not allowed to use raw materials obtained from dead vertebrates (eg, whale oil, turtle oil, fat from the Groundhog, animal fats, animal collagen and fresh cells)
Mineral raw materials:
* The introduction of inorganic salts ( eg, magnesium sulfate) and minerals (eg, sodium chloride) is generally allowed
Introduction of limited resources:
In the production of natural cosmetics emulsifiers and surfactants can be used if they are obtained by hydrolysis , hydration and esterification of these natural materials: * fats, oils and waxes
* Mono-, oligo-and polysaccharides
* Proteins and lipoproteins
actual amount of raw materials is determined by the current positive list of raw materials
Consciously to avoid:
* Synthetic dye
* Synthetic fragrances
* Ethoxylated raw materials
* Paraffin and other petroleum products
criterion that determines the natural flavors whose use is permitted is the ISO-9235 standard
For the microbiological safety of products is allowed, in addition to natural methods of preservation the use of certain preservatives that are identical to natural, such as:
* Benzoic acid, its salts and etilester
* Salicylic acid and its salts
* Sorbic acid and its salts
* Benzyl alcohol
it should be featured when using these funds for conservation :
“Canned with …. (Name of substance by which the conservation was done)”!
* In obtaining raw materials or final cosmetic products the use of radiation is not allowed.
Ecocert is accredited:
In the EU
of COFRAC. COFRAC is a member of EA (European Accreditation) accreditation of the European Commission and the IAF (International Accreditation Forum) International accreditation of institutions.
In the United States
Ecocert is accredited by the USDA NOP standards (Drug Administration USA)
JAS organic standards by the MAFF
Inspection and certification is the contribution of Ecocert to create on the global level trust necessary for the development of organic markets and to ensure the credibility of the product.
Ecocert is an independent institution, which simply applies the organic rules and standards, does not provide consultation and marketing support. If organic standards are not fully met, the product will not get certified organic cultivation. Ecocert is recognized and respected certification on the whole world, by both official institutions and producers, as well as by consumers.