Terra biocare: the importance of organic certification

terraecocertMany certification bodies can provide control and certification of cosmetic products (and its ingredients) in order to meet some standard requirements for natural or organic labelling. We have already discussed the differences between the natural and organic concepts, so we now focus on organic the products belonging to our eco-friendly cosmetic line Terra biocare, with was formulated with high content of ingredients of vegetable origin and coming from organic farming. At BeC we have chosen Ecocert Greenlife certification for our organic cosmetics entrusting this independent certification body Ecocert, founded in France more than twenty years ago with the aim to develop and support those agricultural techniques that have full commitment to respect and protection of the environment. The basic principles of Ecocert standards consider that the eco-friendly cosmetics should be made only of ingredients deriving from renewable sources and produced by procedures with a reduced impact on environment. Basic requirements to be met according Ecocert accreditation are the absence of GMO (genetically modified organisms), of synthetic preservatives such as parabens and phenoxyethanol, of synthetic parfums, of nanoparticles, of silicones, of PEG polymers and dyes, along with ingredients from animal origin (other than those naturally derived, like milk, honey etc.). Moreover, packaging materials are required to be biodegradable and recyclable. The ORGANIC COSMETICS label validated by Ecocert on our cosmetic products Terra biocare certifies that they contain at least 95% of ingredients of natural origin, and at least 95% of vegetable ingredients (however not less than 10% of the whole amount) comes from organic farming. All natural and organic ingredients of Terra biocare are obtained by means of simple extraction procedures approved by the certification body, which have minimum impact on the environment.
 The organic certified cosmetic line Terra biocare is dedicated to everyone who wants to approach a more conscious, ethic and eco-friendly life-style, without sacrificing efficacy. Terra biocare, with its fresh and simple personality, is effective but delicate and is ideal for people who want to contribute to minimizing the environmental impact.  Top quality products made for an environmentally and socially responsible life-style, in the  fullest harmony between Man and Nature.

Natural, Organic and eco-friendly Cosmetics?

Beauty does not come only from the care of our appearance, but is also the projection of our ethic and inner being

cosmetici bioThe approach to natural and organic cosmetics is achieving resounding attention from consumers thanks to a revived interest toward eco-friendly consumption both in the world of nutrition and in that of cosmetics. This relevant trend to critical consumption stimulates professionals and operators to better claritfy the concepts of Natural and Organic cosmetics so to allow for a more informed and conscious choice.

Natural cosmetics

Natural cosmetic are exclusively (or nearly so) formulated with ingredients of vegetable origin. Natural cosmetics are not intended to contain chemical components such as silicones, petrolatum, mineral oils, polymers and synthetic preservatives. Research is addressing to investigate skin-friendly products in order to limit irritation and sensitization onsets.

Organic Cosmetics

Organic and eco-friendly products are designed with a special attention toward the environment, i.e. limiting the impact on it. They have a certain amount of ingredients of vegetable origin and coming from organic farming. Organic and eco-friendly cosmetics are developed by taking into the highest consideration the production procedures of raw materials: they should to be obtained from organic agriculture respecting animal wellness. A growing attention is also being addressed to the use of eco-friendly packaging materials and procedures.

Which consequences does the choice of  natural or organic cosmetics implicate?

One of the basic reasons to choose a natural cosmetic is to answer to the higher consciousness and ethic sensitivity concerning environmental issues, without renouncing the efficacy of the product. Choosing an organic cosmetic meets the renewed care for pollution, environmental issues and eco-friendly consumption, not only by the final consumers but also by each component of the supply chain.