How does a cosmetic get Bios certification?
To obtain the qualification of certified natural or organic cosmetics, the company must meet the requirements as required by the Bios protocols.
The crops from which the ingredients are extracted will be verified. They must absolutely not use pesticides or GMOs.
For the collection of raw materials, the natural cycle of the seasons must be respected. Products from intensive agriculture will be penalized.
The processing procedures will be such as to avoid any possible manipulation and / or contamination that could compromise the very naturalness of the products.
It will be verified that any ingredient, organic or not, is present in the lists established by the technical standard. Synthetic products and additives will be present only if they do not interfere with the properties of the natural ingredients already present and in any case they cannot exceed pre-established percentages.
Natural or organic cosmetics cannot contain:
- Synthetic colourings
- synthetic perfumes
- Paraffins and silicones
- Substances subjected to ionizing radiation