The Ecocert & COSMOS ORGANIC Certification: What is it and why is it important?August 31, 2020
For the health of our skin, the bees and the planet!
Ecocert is an independent, accredited third party organization that audits, inspects, and certifies all aspects of organic farming regulations. Known as the world’s leading specialist in the certification of sustainable organic practices, it is recognized in over 130 countries.
The COSMOS-standard is a consumer guarantee for organic and natural cosmetics that you can trust. The COSMOS-standard defines the criteria that companies must meet to ensure consumers that their products are genuine organic or natural cosmetics produced to the highest feasible sustainability practices. The COSMOS-standard is managed by a not-for-profit, international and independent association – the Brussels based COSMOS-standard AISBL. The founding members (BDIH – Germany, Cosmebio – France, Ecocert – France, ICEA – Italy and the Soil Association – UK) continue to bring their combined expertise to the continuous development and management of the COSMOS-standard.
As regulators, with nearly 30 years of experience, Ecocert is one of the largest certification establishments in the world ensuring the development of green chemistry using renewable resources.
Druide Laboratories was the first laboratory in North America to be Ecocert certified.
By choosing Ecocert and COSMOS certified products you will be:
1. Helping to save our pollinators.
Genetically Modified Organism crops, pesticides and herbicide are directly linked to colony collapse of bees so by choosing more organic options we can move away from toxic chemicals that are destroying precious flora and fauna. GMOs and pesticides found in our food are known to affect our digestion and microbiome among other side effects.
2. Using guaranteed organic formulas.
3rd Party organic certification mean no funny business allowed, no green washing or organic fraud. A beauty care product can only be COSMOS ORGANIC certified if it contains a minimum of 95% organic certified ingredients.
3. Using therapeutic and potent ingredients.
Organically grown crops are known to taste better, to be more nutritionally dense and at the same time supports regenerative farming practices that are needed more than ever. Soft natural fragrances from therapeutic essential oils are used to enhance each formula and are safe for the whole family.
4. Encouraging and supporting sustainability, biodiversity and ethically sourced ingredients.
Fair trade practices help to build communities with a long term commitment.
5. Protecting our water ways by using biodegradable formulas that are gentle on the environment.
6. Avoid controversial ingredients
such as parabens, phenoxyethanol, perfumes and synthetic coloring as there are prohibited in Ecocert formulas.
All ingredients are listed using INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients)
This is a guarantee that the ingredients listed have been confirmed and are correctly listed from the highest to lowest concentration. The percentage of Certified organic ingredients within that formula are also listed. The final formulas are verified to ensure the truth in our labeling and in our advertising.