Let’s face it; choosing truly natural and organic cosmetic products is getting harder these days. It’s become nearly impossible to understand skin care labels and ingredients lists. Furthermore, with the marketing power behind big name companies, how can you know which products are actually natural and organic and which are just plain green washed?
An international standard is making it easier to understand and trust the brands we turn to. COSMOS is an internationally recognised, harmonised standard for organic and natural cosmetics which was developed to address the needs of consumers, the industry and the environment. COSMOS was founded in 2010 by leading European standards organisations and is paving the way for manufacturers and consumers alike to purchase and promote certified natural and organic products around the world.
As you know, in an effort to ease the research and purchase process for our customers, Perfect Potion became the first Australian company with certified natural status through the German standard, BDIH. This standard, which is a founding COSMOS member, ensures raw materials are natural and organically grown and products are manufactured according to strict environmental guidelines.
As a consumer, you have come to know the Australian Certified Organic (ACO) logo as a trustworthy indicator of good products. These two associations have had a strong, positive impact in providing consumers a sense of security when shopping for skin care; however they are country specific and are not internationally known.
Perfect Potion are proud to be working with Australian Certified Organic (ACO) to migrate all BDIH and ACO certifications to COSMOS Natural and COSMOS Organic. We are very excited to make this change not only because COSMOS shares Perfect Potion’s beliefs and goals for the environment, animal cruelty and the communities we live in, but also to make life easier for conscious consumers.
To learn more about the COSMOS standard, visit the ACO website.
The quality of the essential oils is of utmost importance to practice aromatherapy effectively. Our commitment begins by sourcing the finest quality certified organic essential oils, herbal extracts, floral waters, vegetable oils and waxes and other plant based ingredients. Certified organic oils are produced from plants that are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers or GMO’s. Certified organic products are not only better for your health and wellbeing, they are better for the environment.
Perfect Potion is pleased to offer you a range of the finest quality ACO (Australian Certified Organic) certified essential oils that have been sourced by local and international farmers.
Minimum of 95% of skincare ingredients must be certified organic
A minimum of 95% of all ingredients (excluding water and salt) of a product are to come from certified organic or certified wildharvest sources.
No animal testing
No animal testing is carried out.
Minerals from natural sources are permitted except for silicones and petroleum products.
Ingredient extraction and processing limited
Extraction and production processes of raw ingredients are limited and strictly specified.
Synthetic and petroleum ingredients rejected
Synthetic colouring agents, dyes and fragrances, silicones, paraffin and other petroleum products are rejected.
Where a preservative is required for the safety and/or stability of a product, only preservatives derived from natural sources are to be used.
How can I be sure that it is genuine?
The only way you can be sure you are purchasing genuine organic products is to look for the ACO certification logo. When you see the certification number and logo you know that there is a seamless chain of information following every step in the life of the product – from the farm to you.
Organic certification bodies such as ACO have strict regulations and rigorous site audits to ensure we are supplying consistent quality certified organic oils at all times. ACO also maintains conformance with all leading organic standards across the world.
Why does it cost more sometimes?
Organic certified essential oils can be more expensive, however this represents the true cost of growing high quality, chemical free products. Organic farming is often done on a much smaller scale and utilises farm management practices which do not harm the environment and wildlife.
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