Guidelines to certified natural cosmetics
Perfect Potion is proud to be the first Australian company to comply with the strict standards of COSMOS – Certified Natural Cosmetics.
Products that bear the COSMOS certification logo only use natural raw materials such as plant oils, plant derived waxes, herbal extracts and essentials oils and aromatic materials from certified organic and from controlled biological cultivation or from controlled biological wild collections. In addition we are required to ensure that the raw materials have been prepared in a way that reduces ecological impact.
Perfect Potion meets the strict guidelines set by COSMOS Australian Certified Organic. These guidelines are the concept of natural cosmetics.
Raw materials obtained from plants
Raw materials obtained from plants should be certified organic and from controlled biological cultivation or from controlled biological wild collections.
No animal testing is permitted
No animal testing may be performed or commissioned when end products are manufactured, developed or tested. It is also strictly prohibited to use raw materials obtained from dead vertebrates.
Raw materials obtained from minerals
The use of inorganic salts and raw materials obtained from minerals is generally permitted, except for raw materials such as organic-synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, ethoxylated raw materials, silicones, paraffin and other petroleum products.
To ensure that products are microbiologically safe, only certain naturally derived preservatives are allowed.
No radioactive radiation
It is not permitted to disinfect organic raw materials and cosmetic products using radioactive radiation.
Disapproval of genetic engineering
Raw materials extracted from genetically modified plants are not permitted for use.
All raw materials used must be made using environmentally friendly processes. Only raw materials that are easily biodegradable may be used.
Natural cosmetics must be packaged in environmentally friendly and recyclable packaging.