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Cosmetic labels & certifications

Cosmetic certification is definitely an asset to sell your cosmetic products. It allows consumers to make a conscious choice, and helps the brand to put under the spotlight the way they create their products. EcoMundo provides a little guide with the most popular certification bodies.

How do I certify my cosmetic products?

Certification is the best way to communicate with a simple logo. Nevertheless, a symbol is a claim and all claims must be substantiated as per Regulations 1223/2009 and 655/2013. You cannot place a certification symbol on your product without getting the real certification from the concerned body. To find out more about a certification, click on the name and visit their website.

You'll find above a non-exhaustive list of certification. However, you'll find below the most common logos / symbols and certification organisms.

The Leaping Bunny (Go Cruelty Free)

Description: Cruelty-free standard

Organism: Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC)

Recognition: International

leaping bunny


Description: Environmental leadership

Organism: Government of Canada

Recognition: International



Description: Natural and organic cosmetics

Organism: Group Ecocert

Recognition: International



Description: Cruelty Free

Organism: Group Peta

Recognition: International

logo peta


Description: Natural Product

Organism: Quality Assurance International

Recognition: International


USDA Organic

Description: Organic Product

Organism: Quality Assurance International

Recognition: United States

usda organic


Description: No Animal Ingredients

Organism: Vegan

Recognition: International


Natural Products Association

Description: Natural Products

Organism: Natural Products Association

Recognition: United States

natural product association


Description: Natural Products

Organism: Association of German Industries and Trading Firm

Recognition: Europe


Whole Foods Premium Body Care Seal

Description: Free of 400 substances

Organism: Whole Foods Market

Recognition: United States

Whole foods

ABNT Ecolabel

Description: Lifecycle based Ecolabel

Organism: Brazilian Association of Technical Standards

Recognition: Brazil


Australian Certified Organic

Description: Organic Products

Organism: ACO

Recognition: Australia

australian certified organic

B Corporation

Description: Social and Environmental Performance Standards

Organism: B Lab

Recognition: United States

B corporation

Carbon Free

Description: Limited Carbon Footprint

Organism: Carbofund

Recognition: United States

carbon free

Carbon Neutral Certification

Description: Limited Carbon Footprint

Organism: Verus Carbon Neutral

Recognition: United States


Carbon Reduction Label

Description: Limited Carbon Footprint

Organism: Carbon Trust

Recognition:United Kingdom

carbon reduction level

Certified Wildlife Friendly®

Description: Wildlife Friendly

Organism: Certified Wildlife Friendly

Recognition: United States

wildlife friendly

Environmental Choice New Zealand

Description: Ecolabel

Organism: Environmental Choice New Zealand

Recognition: New Zealand

environmental choice new zealand

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)


Organism: Good Environmental Choice Australia

Recognition: Australia

good environmental choice australia


Description: Fairtrade

Organism: Fairtrade International

Recognition: Worldwide


Green Seal

Description: Ecolabel

Organism: Green Seal

Recognition: United States

Green seal

Green Tick

Description: Sustainability Certification

Organism: Green Seal

Recognition: United States

green tick

Nature & Progrès

Description: Organic cosmetic

Organism: International federation of organic agriculture

Recognition: International

nature et progrès


Description: Organic cosmetic

Organism: AISBL

Recognition: International


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  • yasemin koybasi

    we are producing raw materials for cosmetics industry, such as emulsifier. I am wondering what should be included in our product labels. Is cas number a mandatory ? is there any regulation that I can check or can you please help me to understand the legal requirements on this? Thank you

    Tue 06/02/2018 - 11:22
  • Chargée de Communication, Magali a rejoint les équipes d'EcoMundo au mois d'octobre 2017.

    Magali Francisco

    Hi Yasemin,

    Thank you for your comment.

    As a matter of fact, yes, the INCI and CAS numbers are mendatory. Please provide this information to the brands in order to help them register.



    Thu 01/03/2018 - 11:38
  • maliheh masoodi

    Hi there
    I want to know is your certification capable for industries system or just for products? I mean do you have certification that examines industries from all environmental aspect?
    Thank you

    [email protected]
    Wed 11/07/2018 - 22:18
  • Chargée de Communication, Magali a rejoint les équipes d'EcoMundo au mois d'octobre 2017.

    Magali Francisco

    Hello Maliheh!

    First of all, thank you for your comment!

    Regarding your questions, EcoMundo can help you in the compliance process of your cosmetic products but we do not offer any ISO certifications and, therefore, no guidance for ISO 22716 - which refers to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for cosmetic products.

    Best regards,


    [email protected]
    Fri 20/07/2018 - 09:51

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