Hain Celestial Group Moves to Certify Organic Personal Care Brands

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a conglomerate of natural and organic brands, announced that they have received NSF/ANSI 305  certification for Avalon Organics® and Earth’s Best Organic®. The NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients defines labeling and marketing requirements. The following passage is taken from the NSF Web site: The voluntary […]

Natural & Organic Cosmetic Standards Buildup Continues

Natural and organic standards and labels are gaining momentum worldwide; however, the industry is becoming increasingly divided due to the lack of one set of standards and certification, according to Organic Monitor. Depending on the country of origin or region, there exist numerous standards and certification agencies. Organic Monitor conducted research and found the adoption […]

COSMOS-standard for Natural & Organic Cosmetic Certification is Launched

The COSMOS-standard certification was officially launched at the Biofach in February. The COSMOS-standard is a new cosmetic certification developed to harmonize various certifications and labels in order to create one standard that is internationally recognized for natural and organic cosmetics. The new certification is a result of Europe’s leading natural cosmetic certifiers coming together and […]

Lily Organics Becomes USDA Organic Certified

Organic certification is a covenanted price these days in the era of “green-washing,” and Lily Organics is doing a good job setting precedent on what personal care products can strive to achieve in the natural and organic health and beauty market. Lily Organics, a manufacturer of their own skin care line, received three USDA certifications. […]

World’s Largest Natural & Organic Food Retailer to Require Third-Party Certification of “Organic” Personal Care Products & Cosmetics

Whole Foods Market, a retailer of natural and organic products with more than 270 stores worldwide, is now requiring third-party certification on all personal care products and cosmetics making “organic” claims sold in the U.S. Whole Foods Market is implementing new companywide standards to ensure that claims on product labels are accurate. All suppliers must […]