Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for "natural and organic cosmetics".
Introduced in 2003, the specification was drawn up in conjunction with all stakeholders in the value chain, i.e. experts, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, consumers and development organisations. Ecocert currently supports and guides more than 1,000 companies through their certification processes.
To ensure an environmentally friendly cosmetic product, the Ecocert standard lays down:
For both labels, Ecocert Standard imposes that a minimum of 95% of the total ingredients come from natural origin.
For the natural and organic cosmetic label:
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.
For the natural cosmetic label:
A minimum of 50% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 5% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.