THE MARKET (Source: Statista Consumer Market Outlook)
The global market value for natural cosmetics and personal care reached nearly 35 billion dollars in 2021.
These data are a proof of the growing importance of the natural and organic beauty market. In fact, the awareness of consumers on the type of products purchased is growing over time. This is especially the case when it comes to personal consumer goods. In the specific case of cosmetics, an always bigger share of consumers tends to purchase natural and/or organic cosmetics. Revenue from natural and organic cosmetics market stood at 11.92 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2021. The Statista Consumer Market Outlook estimates that this figure will rise to 18.07 billion dollars by 2027.
Unlike what happens for food products, the European and international regulations regarding cosmetic products do not include technical production and labelling rules designed to protect and regulate the use of the terms like organic, natural or plant based.
Against this lack of legislation, Bioagricert, for over thirty years committed with the certification of organic food products, provides companies - that use on the labels claims that refer to "natural" or "organic" ingredients - with an independent certification that proves the truthfulness of such declarations.
Bioagricert specification for the production of organic and natural cosmetics is in line with the main European Regulations and provides for the certification of three product categories:
COSMETIC OF NATURAL ORIGIN composed of at least 95% of "natural ingredients" and "ingredients of natural origin". The use of additives and other synthetic substances is allowed up to a maximum of 5% by weight of the total ingredients of the finished formulation. However, the use of synthetic perfumes and chemically modified natural perfumes is allowed up to a maximum percentage of use equal to 1 in weight of the total ingredients of the finished formulation.
ORGANIC COSMETIC containing organic ingredients for at least 51% of the total volume of the product. Certified organic ingredients are always indicated on the label and/or highlighted in the list of ingredients (INCI). On a voluntary basis, the percentage of organic ingredients on the total volume of the product may also be indicated on the label. In the context of a formulation the same ingredient cannot be present either organic or conventional.
PLANT BASED COSMETIC in addition to being obtained without the use of any ingredient/ adjuvant/ manufacturing aid of animal origin, it guarantees the prevalence of plant ingredients and other natural substances or of natural origin.
Plant Based cosmetics contain at least 51% of plant ingredients and 95% of natural substances or of natural origin.
STANDARD FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF ORGANIC AND NATURAL COSMETICS
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STANDARD FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF VEGAN, VEGETARIAN AND PLANT BASED PRODUCTS
Bioagricert can also certify cosmetic products according to NATRUE international Standard, which is more appropriate for operators who want to export their products to North Europe (see www.natrue.org).
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