Friday, 24 April 2015

Certification body part I: Ecocert

In life is important to do a smart choices. When I'm doing shopping everything which I am buying has to be checked. I want to know everything about product. I'm reading, asking analysing.  Product certification is also important to me. I do a lot of research about certification organizations. I would like to share with you some important information. Lets start with ECOCERT.


 www.ecocert.com

Ecocert is a `certification body for suitable development`. It was created in 1991 in France by agricultural engineers who wanted to develop regulations and rules for the production of biological and ecological products. The main objective was to promote the idea of organic farming*.
Company makes inspection mostly on:
- natural and organic cosmetics
- natural cleaning products,
- natural and organic perfumes ( home),
- ecological Spa,
- fair trade products.

Ecocert has offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, which are established to certify or control over companies offering organic products. ECOCERT currently offers its services in the field of control and certification in about 80 countries around the world (it is a big number ).

Certification of cosmetics

ECOCERT requires that for each certified product was given the quantity of ingredients of natural origin and the number of ingredients from certified organic

Ecocert also examines the nature of biodegrading and recycling of packaging for certified cosmetics.

For the purposes of certification of cosmetics, ECOCERT distinguishes two types of cosmetics:

1. Natural Cosmetics (natural cosmetic):

  1. At least 95% of the ingredients must be of natural origin,
  2. Minimum of 50% of the ingredients of natural origin must come from organic farming.
  3. Minimum5% of all the ingredients come from organic farming.
2. Natural and Organic Cosmetics (natural and organic cosmetic):
  1. At least 95% of the ingredients must be of natural origin 
  2. Minimum of 95% of the ingredients of natural origin must come from organic farming 
  3. Minimum10% of all the ingredients come from organic farming.

That sounds complicated. But at least you can be sure that the cosmetic with ECOCERT certification which you bought is safe and has a certain norms. For sure they did all job for you. Product is safe and good for you. Again remainder: learn about ingredients and Certificating Organisations and read the labels before buying the cosmetic products :). 
www.ecocert.com





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To read more:

The information about Ecocert presented on my blog, you will find on their website: http://www.ecocert.com/
Ecocert Standard for Cosmetics






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