‘We and our distributors find it very important that all our brands have a certificate and that the products are natural & organic.’
Our brands have one or more of the following certificates:
The COSMOS-standard is on track to be the most widely used organic and natural cosmetics standard globally – allied to its founder member organizations are some 85% of certified companies. Therefore you will be signing up to the ‘industry standard’ – the same harmonized standard that applies around the world. You can therefore have consistent labeling on all your products for all your markets. And these can build on your existing badging (association or certified logo) together with the COSMOS ORGANIC or COSMOS NATURAL signature. Your customers also get clear information on the labels, with transparent declaration of organic percentages.
Our brand with the COSMOS Organic Certificate:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). PETA is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president. A non-profit corporation with 300 employees, it says it has three million members and supporters and is the largest animal rights group in the world. Its slogan is “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any way.”
Parabens are actually several distinct chemicals with a similar molecular structure. Four of these are used frequently in cosmetics: ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben. The last 2 are the most common of these in order to discourage the growth of microbes. Greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. Parabens are also linked to immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation. We only work with brands who are labeled “paraben-free”.
ECOCERT is an organic certification organization, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world. To be certified organic by Ecocert, a product must contain at least 95% ingredients derived from natural origin (i.e. not necessarily organic). A product can be certified organic if it contains at least 10% ingredients from organic farming. Ecocert furthermore checks for the absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced by them: milk, honey, etc.).
A product that is vegan is not only cruelty free, but also does not contain any animal ingredient or animal derived ingredients. This includes the listed items: honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, albumen, carmine, cholesterol, and gelatin – as well as many others.
ICEA is an Italian certification organization, based in Bologna. Judging from their website, ICEA provides organic certification for farming of food, however, for cosmetics it provides only Eco Bio Cosmetics Certification. To gain this certification a product must not contain any GMOs, various prohibited substances, animal final product testing, ionizing radiation. It must contain certified organic vegetable and animal materials whenever available.
Our brand with the ICEA Certificate:
Biocertitalia srl, through its specifications, pursues the following objectives:
a) Allow in the field of body care to use products with low environmental impact and able to express the maximum possible protection for the health of consumers, as well as to meet their expectations through a correct, transparent and complete definition in the field of Biological;
b) Define the minimum requirements for Bio products, to which the trademark is granted;
c) To promote:
• use of raw materials from organic farming or spontaneous harvesting;
• the absence in the products of questionable materials from the ecological point of view, both in the product itself and in the packaging;
• the absence of non-vegetal raw materials considered “at risk”, i.e. allergizing, irritating or with evidence of probable damage to human health;
• reduction of the environmental impact due to unnecessary packaging (single packaging) or non-recyclable packaging;
• production using the most modern eco-compatible techniques.
Our brands with the BioCertItalia Certificate:
Tuscany | Baby
Fauna & Flora International and the Marine Conservation Society have launched a new campaign called Scrub it out!, which invites people like you to take a pledge and speak out against the unsustainable use of plastic micro beads in your cosmetics and toiletries.
Unbeknown to most consumers, tiny pieces of plastic can be found lurking in a whole host of everyday products – from toothpastes to bubble bath, soaps and scrubs. Almost invisible to the naked eye, these tiny pieces of plastic (or ‘micro beads’, as they are more commonly known) are purpose-designed to wash down the drain after use.
Unfortunately, because they are so small, it is impossible to prevent these microplastics from traveling straight from our bathrooms into rivers and out to sea. And scientific evidence has shown that, once there, they can seriously threaten marine wildlife.
The good news is that help is at hand. Recognizing that there is a clear and simple solution to this unsustainable, unnecessary pollution, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) to produce the Good Scrub Guide to help you make informed decisions about the products you buy.
Our brand with the Good Scrub Guide Certificate:
Health Canada is the federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health. Health Canada is committed to improving the lives of all of Canada’s people and to making this country’s population among the healthiest in the world as measured by longevity, lifestyle and effective use of the public health care system.
Our brand with the Health Canada Certificate:
In dermocosmetics, Nickel is prohibited by law as an ingredient, however, traces of Nickel may be present in any product as a result of manufacturing processes.
Since it is not possible to eliminate Nickel 100%, according to the law it is forbidden to declare a cosmetic such as “Without Nickel” or “Nickel Free”, but it is only possible to use the word “Nickel Tested” when the products have been tested on allergic subjects Nickel without causing allergic reactions. By itself this test does not represent the guarantee that the product contains less traces of nickel than another that does not indicate the indication, just as it is not correct to think that if a company does not report this indication on the package, it has not performed a verification of the presence of nickel in the product, also in virtue of the fact that according to the law every cosmetic product on the market must contain a quantity of Nickel, if present, below a minimum level that is harmless to each subject, which according to the literature scientific level is 1 ppm (part per million, equivalent to 1 mg per kg of product).
Our brands with the Nickel Tested Certificate:
NAMUR | Organic Make-Up Remover
VEGANOK – is the first and only standard for Ethical Vegan products created in Italy, whose staff is entirely vegan. In depth knowledge of every aspect of the Vegan choice characterizes our work. VEGANOK is the most known ethical standard with over 1000 companies, services and tens of thousands of products certified around the world.
VEGANOK Network is an articulate editorial and ethic organization.
VEGANOK was founded to promote and spread a culture that respects life and the environment, also to the benefit of those who are not Vegan or Vegetarian, as such values may and shall be considered a common heritage. The company that decides to self-declare its vegan services and products through the VEGANOK standard, does so in compliance with the European regulation UNI EN ISO 14021, type II environmental labelling, carried out without independent third parties verification, by manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers, certifications, without prejudice to the autonomy of the VEGANOK team to carry out independent random checks on the company’s products and procedures.