The different cosmetic certifications: which ones to prioritize?

The different cosmetic certifications: which ones to prioritize?

We can never say it enough: as a beauty professional, the choice of cosmetics is essential.

Not only because you have to offer cosmetics that meet the ethics of your institute.

But also because the satisfaction of your customers depends a lot on the quality of the cosmetics you offer them!

Choosing the right cosmetics is therefore essential.

But it's also very easy to say.

How to choose cosmetics that you have not yet tested?

How to sell products to your customers without being certain of the effects?

For all these problems, one solution: cosmetic certifications !

These are real indicators of quality for your cosmetics. Green Spa tells you more!

Certifications in the cosmetic world

Cosmetic certifications are manifested by small logos found on the product label.

These are diverse and varied logos, which each correspond to a particular certification .

However, as each certification has very specific specifications , this means that each small certified logo has its own implications.

But even if the certifications defend variable causes, the general process remains the same: if a product carries a certification , this means that it corresponds to the expectations of the certifying body.

The latter being perfectly impartial , you therefore have the guarantee that the product respects the specifications to the letter.

But as always, when it comes to cosmetic certifications, the choice is as diverse as it is varied.

Each certification is unique: it’s up to you to choose the one that suits you best!

Ecocert’s Cosmos certification

The very first certification to talk about in the cosmetics world is the Cosmos certification , awarded by Ecocert .

This certification is a real pillar in the world of natural cosmetics.

It is one of the most popular, in particular because its specifications are particularly strict and rigorous.

This certification encompasses many elements revolving around natural cosmetics . For example, it ensures:

  • That production and processing processes are environmentally friendly
  • That products are designed in support of green chemistry
  • That natural resources are used responsibly
  • That biodiversity is respected throughout production
  • That the products do not contain petrochemical agents or GMOs
  • That the packaging is recyclable

It is the Ecocert certification body , created in 1991, which is responsible for ensuring that all the rules are respected.

What makes Cosmos certification by Ecocert so popular is the diversity of its commitments.

Certisys certification

Another certification can be awarded by Certisys , a control body which allows beauty products to bear the “ organic farmingdesignation .

This certification must necessarily go through 5 stages of control , which also guarantees its reliability in the world of natural cosmetics.

The control body then proceeds to:

  • Retrieving product information
  • Verification of organic farming practices
  • Checking brand engagement
  • On-site checks
  • Writing a report and deciding whether to award certification or not

Then, the treatment can carry Certisys certification , and can be sold throughout the world.

The rules imposed on the designations and on the sale will then depend on the country in which the treatment is sold.

Quality-France certification

Awarded by Bureau Veritas, the Qualité-France certification includes in particular organic cosmetics and ecological cosmetics.

It is also a reference in the world of cosmetics, because Bureau Veritas plays a key role in dermatological quality controls , and in respecting the planet.

TheQuality-France certification which concerns organic cosmetics implies having a minimum of 10% of ingredients from organic farming.

As for certification on ecological cosmetics, the requirement for the rate of organic ingredients is 5%.

And for these two types of certifications, it is essential that the finished cosmetic product (whether it is a cosmetic for the face or for the body ) contains at least 95% natural ingredients or of natural origin.

Bio Soil certification

Finally, on the cosmetic certifications that you can seek for your institute, we also find that of the Soil Association.

This is an organization which is based in the United Kingdom, and which has its own certification body.

It has governed the world of cosmetics since 1940, and it is also a reference regarding the quality of cosmetics.

Here again, the Soil Association issues two types of certifications:

  • Organic product certification , which involves cosmetics with at least 95% ingredients from organic farming
  • The second certification which indicates the percentage of organic ingredients in cosmetics composed of 70% ingredients from organic farming

In both cases, these are essential guarantees to ensure the satisfaction of your customers and the health of their skin !

Which cosmetic certification to favor?

Choosing the right cosmetic products for your beauty salon or spa involves taking into account everything that revolves around treatment.

Particularly to adhere to the ethics of your establishment!

If you want to invest in natural, organic , environmentally friendly or skin-friendly cosmetics, here is the solution: cosmetic certifications!

Whether for creams , oils , scrubs , serums... Cosmetic certifications are guarantees of quality for beauty products.

Make the right choices, with the help of Green Spa!

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