Many manufacturers claim that their products contain natural ingredients, but it appears that, except for trace amounts of dormant plant extracts, their composition is based mainly on synthetic fillers and preservatives, which are a threat to our skin. Fortunately, there are independent international certification organisations which symbols found on packages guarantee us the highest quality and safety. But be careful! Manufacturers have the right to put a logo of certification on a package of a product, despite the fact that only one of its ingredients is certified, even if occurring in trace amounts. Therefore, apart from logo itself look for the information about the percentage of certified components as well.
Certificate of Ecology is a document officially confirming and guaranteeing that the product meets strict requirements, set by e.g. the government of the country or international organisations that ensure the product is eco-friendly, wasn’t tested on animals at any stage of production and its packaging is biodegradable.
BIO IQ as a manufacturer of cosmetics is fully audited and certified by ECOCERT and guarantees the best possible quality of natural cosmetics. Since 1991, ECOCERT located in France, works as an international, most respected, independent association that controls the quality of products derived from organic farming.
The organization is responsible for examining the production methods, composition, and even the packaging of the cosmetics.
To ensure an environmentally friendly cosmetic product, the Ecocert standard lays down:
1. The use of ingredients derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes. Ecocert therefore checks: The absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced by them: milk, honey, etc.). The biodegradable or recyclable nature of packaging.
2. A minimum threshold of natural ingredients from organic farming to be reached to obtain certification: 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.
We are proud that BIO IQ cosmetics fulfill the highest standarda for "natural and organic cosmetics". Up to 99,99% of ingredients in BIO IQ cosmetics come from natural origin and up to 38,98% of the ingredients come from organic farming.
Find out more about ECOCERT certificate www.ecocert.com
Most ingredients of products for children, e.g. Shea butter or aloe come from organic Fair Trade farming that are audited and certified by the international social movement, which supports the development of fair trade in third world countries. Fair Trade seeks to eradicate poverty from the countries of the South by ensuring that small producers have equal opportunities to access markets in the countries of the North.
For more information, please visit: www.fairtradefederation.org
NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS! This Logo indicates that the final product nor any of its ingredients has not been tested on animals. The cosmetic with this logo does not include ingredients from dead animals, but may contain the raw materials derived from live animals, e.g. lanolin, beeswax, honey, milk. Cosmetics not tested on animals can be marked as BWC - Beauty Without Cruelty and Animal Friendly, Not Tested On Animals. Producers of cosmetics themselves decide on putting the logo Not Tested On Animals on the product. The consumer organisations are to verify whether the information is true.
VEGAN - The presence of this logo on the product confirms that the ingredients used in production are not of animal origin.
The COSMEBIO® Charter intends to be simple and precise, and promote genuine eco-responsible values in connection with organic farming for the sake of preserving our planet and our health.
The basic principles of the Charter are as follows:
These easily identifiable labels attest that product composition complies with the following criteria :
Note: Cosmetics often contain 50 to 80% water, which cannot be certified as organic. Note: Cosmetics often contain 50 to 80% water, which cannot be certified as organic.