FIELD OF APPLICATION
Cosmetics is defined (see the European Regulation N°1223/2009) as any substance or mixture other intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odour’s.
All ingredients must conform to :
- the European Regulation N°1223/2009 of the 30th of November 2009,
- and to the Royal Decree of 17th July 2012 concerning cosmetics products put on the Belgian market,
and meet the additional stipulations of the present specification.
Cosmetics are not covered by EC Regulation 834/2007 concerning organically-grown products and therefore do not need to be certified.
However, the raw materials which would be organically-grown in the framework of the Ecogarantie® specifications, must meet the requirements of: