What is the ecological cosmetic?
Ecological cosmetics must have an appropriate certificate issued by one of the world`s official certification organizations. (The most popular is ECOCERT). The most important features of ecological products are:
- Cosmetics contain at least 95% of natural ingredients, including at least 20% from organic farming, and the content of bio substances in the cosmetic may not be lower than 5% (according to the COSMOS standard);
- Ingredients for the production of ecological cosmetics are obtained by physical (e.g. pressing, extraction, filtration, distillation, drying, etc.), microbiological or enzymatic methods;
- all ingredients (including packaging) are biodegradable, in order to protect the environment.
What does it mean bio cosmetic?
Bio cosmetics, or organic cosmetics, are very similar to ecological ones, but the requirements for them are even more stringent. So an organic cosmetic is always an ecological cosmetic, but not the other way around. A bio-certified cosmetic will have a higher concentration of organic substances, and thus – even more intense action.