First Suppliers of Functional Cosmetic Ingredients Awarded NaTrue Label
The NaTrue-Label for Natural and Organic Cosmetics has recently certified Botanica, Cognis, Dishman and DSM, becoming the first suppliers of functional cosmetic ingredients to gain raw material certificaiton. NaTrue is an international certification that meets highly critical criteria and standards. Besides water, certified products contain only natural ingredients, derived natural ingredients and nature-identical ingredients. NaTrue certifies both products and raw materials.
Since March 2010, NaTrue has been certifying raw materials and Botanica, Cognis, Dishman and DSM are the first to receive the the label.
Certified natural raw materials are of critical importance to serve brands capitalizing on the “green” trend. Manufacturers of natural cosmetics and personal care products can now easily formulate end products that should comply with NaTrue guidelines.
The main NaTrue label criteria according to the definition of the International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association are:
- Only water, natural ingredients, derived natural ingredients and nature-identical ingredients are permitted.
- Manufacturing processes for Natural Cosmetics and their raw materials are strictly regulated.
- Strict minimum for natural substances and maximum levels for derived natural and organic substances apply for all three NaTrue cosmetic classification grades depending on the application purpose: Natural Cosmetics, Natural Cosmetics with Organic portion and Organic Cosmetics.
In order to be certified by NaTrue, one must undergo an independent audit via a 3rd party certification agency. The respective agency conducts a detailed investigation of every step of the production cycle ensuring that it fulfills the NaTrue criteria of being natural or naturally derived.
Cognis in particular has achieved certification for a broad range of raw materials, with 40 of its products now certified with the NaTrue label, including: surfactants, emulsifiers, consistency waxes, emollients, cream bases, protein hydrolysates as well as a pearlshine wax dispersion and a hair conditioning booster.
Posted by Melissa Field
on Oct 8th, 2010 and filed under NEWS
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