Our term natural cosmetics includes only plant-based raw materials, as far as possible untreated ones. Less is often more! You don't need a vendor's tray of drugstore items in the bathroom. What you need is a healthy distance from youthful excesses and some vegetable soap. You can combine our other healthy and natural body care products without hesitation: vital and fit at 100!
What is the BDIH standard for controlled personal care products?
In 1999, the Federal Association of German Industrial and Commercial Enterprises for Pharmaceuticals, Health Care Products, Food Supplements and Personal Care Products issued the guideline and the Controlled Natural Cosmetics seal of quality. This took place on the basis of a definition provided by the German Federal Ministry of Health. The BDIH standard deals with the production of the substances used, their processing and the sale of the body care product.
The criteria of the BDIH standard aim at objective and comprehensible transparency in the field of natural cosmetics. It aims to impede label fraud in order, to ensure fair competition in the field of body care products.
- Vegetable raw materials must come from certified organic production.
- Raw materials produced by animals," such as milk or honey, may be used. The use of raw materials from dead vertebrates, such as emu oil, mink oil or marmot fat, is forbidden. Similarly, no animal experiments may have been carried out during development. The relevant reporting date was 12.31.1997. An unfortunate exception to this rule is animal testing, carried out by third parties without direct reference to the personal care product concerned.
- Inorganic and mineral salts may be used.
- In the field of manufacturing processes for natural body care products, physical, enzymatic and microbiological processes are permitted.
- Prohibited substances are: synthetic organic dyes, synthetic fragrances, ethoxylated raw materials, silicones and petroleum products.
- When natural body care products are preserved according to the BDIH standard, then the preservative must be labelled on the product.
- Biotechnological and natural perfumes according to ISO standard 9235 are permitted.
- The use of ionizing (= radioactive) radiation is strictly prohibited.