Certificate

The CosmEthically ACTIVE certificate builds a culture of natural, organic, ethical and cosmetically active products.

CosmEthically ACTIVE is the first certificate that evaluates a cosmetic product according to the natural origin of ingredients, the concentration of cosmetically active ingredients and the cosmetic efficacy of the product itself.

Products that not only make promises, but can actually keep them

CosmEthically ACTIVE differs from all other certificates by recognising products that contain the right ingredients in suitable concentrations to deliver the desired cosmetic activity, by evaluating and identifying cosmetically active ingredients and, even more importantly, by identifying the concentrations of those ingredients in a cosmetic product.

The certificate allows you to immediately recognise products that are rationally formulated with ingredients of natural origin in cosmetically active concentrations.
  • NATURE ABOVE ALL WHEN SELECTING INGREDIENTS
  • USE OF INGREDIENTS IN COSMETICALLY ACTIVE CONCENTRATIONS
  • RATIONAL USE OF INGREDIENTS WITH NO REDUNDANCY
  • HIGH LEVEL OF SKIN COMPATIBILITY
  • PURSUIT OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES WITH NO ANIMAL TESTING OF PRODUCTS
NATURE ABOVE ALL WHEN SELECTING INGREDIENTS

USE OF INGREDIENTS IN COSMETICALLY ACTIVE CONCENTRATIONS

RATIONAL USE OF INGREDIENTS WITH NO REDUNDANCY

HIGH LEVEL OF SKIN COMPATIBILITY

PURSUIT OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES WITH NO ANIMAL TESTING OF PRODUCTS

Concentration matters

Cosmetically active ingredients are responsible for the desired skin care effects of cosmetic products, e.g. antioxidative effects. Marketing promises are therefore primarily based on the presence of cosmetically active ingredients and their cosmetic effects.

However, cosmetic regulations are poorly defined in terms of cosmetically active concentrations. This generally allows cosmetic manufacturers to hide behind their claims and include only the minimum, and not necessarily the effective, quantities of cosmetically active ingredients.

Without a suitable concentration, no significant specific cosmetic activity can be expected. The CosmEthically ACTIVE certificate provides you the certainty of an evidence-based cosmetic product, rationally formulated using cosmetically active ingredients at evidence-based concentrations.

Serving the skin and nature

The CosmEthically ACTIVE certificate identifies cosmetic products that are based on the skin’s natural functions and needs, and are environmentally friendly, meaning that the individual cosmetic ingredients they contain are highly biodegradable.

The certificate allows only physiologically and ecologically acceptable cosmetic ingredients, including those found in nature and derived from natural sources, and those that do not occur in nature. When the latter are irreplaceable by cosmetic ingredients of natural origin due to their specific chemical or technological characteristics, it is strictly required that they can be broken down into natural building blocks, meaning they are highly biodegradable.

The highest standards

The standards for the CosmEthically ACTIVE cosmetics are based on the skin’s biological functions, physiologically and ecologically acceptable cosmetic ingredients, and the science behind them.

Basic criteria of the CosmEthically ACTIVE certificate:

  • A cosmetic product must comply with the applicable cosmetic regulations.
  • A cosmetic product must not be tested on animals.
  • Only the use of physiologically and ecologically acceptable cosmetic ingredients, both of natural origin and synthetic origin, is allowed.
  • Cosmetic ingredients are incorporated into cosmetic products in active concentrations.

Rational formulations of cosmetic products are required: individual cosmetic ingredients must be selected on a strictly case-by-case basis, based on their functions and the effects that are expected in terms of desired cosmetic activity and technological and sensory aspects, without redundant ingredients, and their total number should be kept to a minimum.

The highest standards

The standards for the CosmEthically ACTIVE cosmetics are based on the skin’s biological functions, physiologically and ecologically acceptable cosmetic ingredients, and the science behind them.

Basic criteria of the CosmEthically ACTIVE certificate:

  • A cosmetic product must comply with the applicable cosmetic regulations.
  • A cosmetic product must not be tested on animals.
  • Only the use of physiologically and ecologically acceptable cosmetic ingredients, both of natural origin and synthetic origin, is allowed.
  • Cosmetic ingredients are incorporated into cosmetic products in active concentrations.

Rational formulations of cosmetic products are required: individual cosmetic ingredients must be selected on a strictly case-by-case basis, based on their functions and the effects that are expected in terms of desired cosmetic activity and technological and sensory aspects, without redundant ingredients, and their total number should be kept to a minimum.

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