While each brand Beautiful Because stocks has been carefully chosen to meet our own ingredients policy, many brands choose to apply for independent certification as added assurance of the source and quality of their ingredients, as well as their eco friendly nature. Below are the nationally and internationally recognised certifications some of our brands carry.
Australian Certified Organic (ACO) is Australia’s largest certifier for organic and biodynamic produce and has over 1500 operators within its certification system. ACO provides certification services to operators from all sectors of the organic industry. The majority of organic products sold in Australia carry the ACO Bud logo. It is the most widely recognised and trusted organic certification mark by consumers and gives businesses more market access around the world than any other Australian certification.
The Organic Food Chain (OFC), represents the vision of two pioneering organic farmers and their families who recognised the need for an organised and highly accountable system of Organic Accreditation and product differentiation. The OFC is one of the leading organic certification bodies in Australia.
The NATRUE label is a stamp of authority and celebration of nature. Recognised internationally, it certifies a product is completely natural, created with any synthetic ingredients. NATRUE have strict criteria, not only for the type and quality of a product's ingredients but also how it was created, the company policies and brand ethics.
NSF certification assures suppliers, retailers, regulators and consumers that an independent organisation has reviewed a product’s manufacturing process and determined that the product complies with specific standards to be certified organic. From extensive product testing and material analyses to plant inspections and auditing, they evaluate every aspect of a product's development.
ECOCERT is one of the largest and highly respected organic certifiers in the world. Founded in France in 1991, it carries out inspections in over 80 countries and sets the standard for natural and organic cosmetics worldwide, ensuring sustainability, environmentally friendly processes and products formulated without GMO, Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Nanoparticles, Silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes or animal-derived ingredients.
The internationally recognised BDIH certification, comes from a health, food, hygiene and cosmetics association, located in Mannheim, Germany, which has organised over 440 producers and distributors of cosmetics and natural cosmetics. In 1996, working together with leading natural cosmetics producers, the BDIH developed comprehensive guidelines for certified natural cosmetics, keeping in mind the expectations of consumers. On the basis of these guidelines, an independent institute has tested more than 2.000 products for their contents and production methods.
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) is an internationally recognised organic certifier. In order for the USDA to certify a beauty product organic, the operations which produce the organic agricultural ingredients, the handlers of these agricultural ingredients and the manufacturer of the final product must all be certified by a USDA-accredited organic certifying agent.
Choose Cruelty Free Australia is an internationally recognised certifier for products that have been created without animal testing. They also have a strict policy on animal derivatives In order to be certified, a product must satisfy one of the following criteria:
The never tested rule: None of its products and none of its product ingredients have ever been tested on animals by it, by anyone on its behalf, by its suppliers or anyone on their behalf. The five year (or +) rolling rule: None of its products and none of its product ingredients have been tested on animals by it, by anyone on its behalf, by its suppliers or anyone on their behalf at any time within a period of five years.
The Vegan Society's Trademark scheme promotes vegan products and services through their widely-recognised and trusted sunflower symbol. The Vegan Society’s Trademark shows that the product displaying it is registered with The Vegan Society as being suitable for vegans. If a product is vegan, this means it is also suitable for the many other consumers who seek non-animal tested products, for example ‘cruelty-free’ cosmetics.