Opting for an “organic” lifestyle that respects the body and the environment also requires the right choice of your cosmetic products. With all the cosmetic products on the market, it’s hard to navigate! But fortunately some labels and certification bodies exist to help you in your choices. One of the most reputable natural and organic cosmetic certification bodies in the world is: Ecocert®, one of the very first independent certification bodies to have developed standards for “natural and organic cosmetics”. Here are 3 reasons to choose a cosmetic product certified by Ecocert.
Did you know that cosmetics regulations are stricter in Europe than in the United States? The European Union has already banned the use of more than 1,328 cosmetic ingredients compared to only 30 in the United States. Many chemical cosmetic ingredients banned in Europe are currently still permitted in the United States. They include in particular endocrine disruptors but also allergenic or carcinogenic substances. Of the more than 12,500 ingredients used in cosmetics or personal care products in the US market, over 80% have not yet been evaluated for safety by the FDA, the CIR or other institutions.
Conversely Ecocert® is an organization founded in Europe and more precisely in France since 1991. This organization is recognized in more than 150 countries as a world reference for the certification of natural and organic cosmetic products. For years it has established itself as one of the most demanding and strictest entities in terms of the quality and safety of ecological and organic cosmetics in Europe and in the world. Ecocert® recommends in particular the use of ingredients from renewable resources and organic farming. It bans the use of GMOs, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicone, PEG, synthetic fragrances and dyes as well as ingredients from animals (except produced naturally by them: milk, honey, etc.)
Respect the Environment
Are you concerned about the environment and want to preserve the planet? Choosing an Ecocert® certified cosmetic product guarantees an environmentally friendly product.
Two of the fundamental principles of Ecocert® are based on the protection of our planet and its resources as well as the reduction of waste and discharges. This is why the Écocert® standard excludes the use of toxic and polluting substances in order to preserve our ecosystem. The ingredients used must come from renewable resources and in particular from organic farming. They can only be processed using environmentally friendly processes. On the other hand, packaging must be biodegradable or recyclable and reduced to a minimum. An environmental waste management plan must also be implemented on the production site.
Transparency with the consumer
The third fundamental principle of the Ecocert® standard is to protect and inform consumers.
Choosing a cosmetic product certified by ECOCERT guarantees transparency of the entire production chain: from the chosen raw material, through the manufacturing process to the packaging of the product. An annual audit is carried out each year on the product manufacturing and packaging sites in order to ensure that each cosmetic product complies with the Ecocert standard.
To find out more about Ecocert®, visit the website www.ecocert.com
Nelly De Vuyst Bio|Organic
Perfectly removes make-up and cleanses the face, eyelids and lips. This rich and light milk, is composed of argan oil to easily remove make-up and all traces of impurities in one single motion.
[ 5.10 fl.oz – 500 ml ]
The BioTense Extract is specifically formulated to meet the needs of mature, devitalized and dry skin. Its synergy of moisturizing, repairing and regenerating plant extracts helps to preserve the hydrolipidic film balance.
[ 1.00 fl.oz – 30 ml ]
The Eye Contour Gel BioTense is an ultra-fresh gel for the eye contour ideal for fine lines, puffiness and dark circles for a true “radiance boost” from the first application.
[ 0.50 fl.oz – 15 ml ]
The Foaming Gel BioTense is ideal to thoroughly cleanse the skin while respecting the skin’s physiological pH. When in contact with water, this gel transforms into a foam to capture and eliminate all impurities gathered on the surface of the skin.
[ 5.10 fl.oz – 150 ml ]
Nelly De Vuyst Bio|Medical
Desulfurizing, sulfate-free foam cleanser that perfectly cleans oily, acne prone skin. Contains a synergy of antibacterial, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory ingredients to help reduce the severity of acne pimples.
[ 5.10 fl.oz – 150 ml ]
Ultra-light, sulfate-free cleansing foam ideal for the daily hygiene of oily, acne-prone skin. Helps to effectively remove excess oil and impurities from the skin without drying it out.
[ 5.07 fl.oz – 150 ml ]
Nelly De Vuyst Bio|Femme
Delicate and ultra-gentle cleansing foam specially designed for everyday feminine hygiene. Ideal for maintaining the balance of the intimate flora and ensuring a feeling of freshness that lasts all day.
[ 5.07 fl.oz – 150 ml ]
Ideal for the intimate feminine area lacking firmness notably during menopause or after pregnancy. Its organic astringent and firming ingredients contribute to the restoration of tone and youthfulness.
[ 5.30 fl.oz – 150 ml ]