Dr. Hauschka has the BDIH and NATRUE logo on its packaging, which means that Dr. Hauschka products are certified natural.
What does the NATRUE label mean :
NO SILICONE OILS AND DERIVATIVES NO GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS (complying with EU organic regulation)
NO IRRADIATION OF END PRODUCT AND BOTANICAL INGREDIENTSPRODUCTS MUST NOT BE TESTED ON ANIMALSQUALITY DRIVEN
The NATRUE-Label has one objective: to strengthen consumer’s trust in Natural Cosmetics. We defined a high standard. Our strict criteria ensure that all certiﬁed products adhere to it.
NATURAL AND ORGANIC COSMETICS IN THREE GRADES
We have three certifiation levels: natural, natural with organic portion and organic cosmetics.
The ﬁrst level, Natural Cosmetics, sets a high entry level. Only when it is attained, can products qualify for the other two levels – they define the proportion of natural ingredients from organic agriculture.
AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD
The NATRUE label is an international standard. For manufacturers this means: they only need to certify their products once. For consumers it means: you can identify authentic natural products wherever you are.
CRITERIA PER PRODUCT GROUP
NATRUE sets strict minimum- and maximum levels for different types of cosmetic products. Requirements for soaps, for example, differ from those for shampoos or creams.
A high standard cannot be achieved without such differentiation because each product type has different ingredients and require different production processes.
NOT FOR PROFIT
The NATRUE-Label is not for proﬁt. The administrative fee serves to cover the costs of the Label Management and to promote the label.
NATRUE and its Scientiﬁc Committee safeguard the quality of the label. Independent partners manage the certiﬁcation process. Every product is controlled by entirely independent certiﬁcation bodies.
Transparency is a fundamental principle. Our criteria and all information on the certification process are publically available on this site.
Dr. Hauschka has the BDIH logo on its packaging, which means that Dr. Hauschka products are certified natural. The BDIH is a German Trade Federation, which is responsible for health care, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
What is the criteria that was decided?
The criteria for defining natural includes the following:
- No GM or irradiation
- No animal testing
- Wide use of plant ingredients
- Use of renewable, biodegradable materials
- Limited technical processing methods
- No synthetic fragrances or colours
- Only natural preservatives Permitted
Other guidelines are also applied:
- Social responsibility and ecological soundness (for processing and packaging)
- Transparency where ingredient labelling is concerned
So what does ‘certified natural’ actually mean? Holistic health has had a huge impact on the cosmetics industry, with many companies following the trend and offering products which they call natural. But there was no definition of what ‘natural’ meant.
Defining the term therefore became crucial, so back in 1996, leading manufacturers of natural skin care brands got together to work out some criteria, which would help define ‘natural’ cosmetics and to create a standard by which a product could be judged.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care was one of the companies involved in developing the comprehensive guidelines now set out. Yes it is inevitable that the companies who decided on the criteria will of course award their own products the ‘Certified Natural’ mark, but a completely independent control company tests all the products seeking to be identified as genuinely natural, for their composition and also for production methods and it awards the ‘Certified Natural Cosmetic’ mark accordingly, to individual products, which conform to the strict criteria as set out by the BDIH.