The COSMEBIO charter
1/ Defines products containing at least 95% natural ingredients or ingredients of natural origin, of which 95% of the plant ingredients are produced organically. In the finished product as a whole, at least 10% of the contents must be organic.
2/ Defines specific and non-polluting transformation and manufacturing processes.
3/ Concerns manufacturers committed to sustainable development and fair trade objectives.
4/ Enables consumers to obtain clear and accurate information.
5/Ensures full transparency and guarantee obligations, with product quality control performed by an independent certification body. To date, two certification bodies have been approved by Cosmébio and hold specifications that comply with the charter, published in the Official Journal. These are Ecocert and Bureau Veritas (Quality France).
Natural, natural origins, or organic: what are the differences?
. A natural product contains 100% natural ingredients.
. A product based on natural ingredients or of natural origins contains a majority of natural ingredients (grey hair treatment), which may account for up to 99.99% of the product's ingredients.
. A BIO-certified organic product must contain at least 95% natural ingredients. Of this 95%, at least 10% must be organic plant ingredients.
(As you can see, our BIO-certified products contain 20% to 100% organic ingredients, so are far in excess of the 10% required).