India’s 1st complete product range to be certified organic by ECOCERT (France) in accordance with COSMOS v3 standards

  • Organic Certification
  • Why is Certification Important
  • WHAT IT TAKES FOR US TO GET CERTIFIED ?
  • WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
  • OVER CERTIFIED? WE DON’T THINK SO
  • WHAT YOU DON’T GET WHEN YOU CHOOSE JUICY CHEMISTRY
  • ABOUT COSMOS & ECOCERT

Organic Certification

What is means?

Every Juicy Chemistry product is COSMOS certified organic, the highest global standard for the cosmetic industry, which means every aspect of Juicy Chemistry, from ingredient sourcing, product formulations, filling and packaging meets the most stringent criteria stipulated by COSMOS to safeguard your health as well as the health of our planet.

The certification process includes a yearly audit of all registered companies, suppliers and manufacturers to ensure compliance with the strict regulations set out by the certification body. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards which have been set. Certified organic foods and fresh produce are spared the application of toxic and persistent insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilisers. In the long run, organic farming techniques provide a safer, more sustainable environment for everyone and more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of using and consuming certified organic products and foods.

We believe that

- Choosing to obtain organic certification is reflective of a company’s commitment to real transparency and accountability.

- Choosing to obtain organic certification is reflective of a company’s commitment to organic.

- Most of all, choosing to obtain organic certification is reflective of a company’s commitment to its customers.

- Buying products that have been certified by a ECOCERT-accredited certifying agent is the only way you can be sure a company's organic product truly complies with organic standards.

Why is Certification Important

Many manufacturers making organic claims for their products bypass the certification process making their organic percentage or ingredient safety claims nothing more than self-declarations. Certification is important as this guarantees the consumer that all product claims have been independently verified. The COSMOS logo means every aspect of our products have been scrutinized as complying with the stringent organic and quality standards of this certification, in particular, every farmer supplying us ingredients must also be certified organic. There is no room for error, there is no green-washing. You can be confident what you get is honest beauty from an honest brand.

Producing certified organic skincare is important to Juicy Chemistry for two reasons:

You. We believe that organic skincare ingredients grown without chemical pesticides and fertilisers retain their highest possible bioactivity. In their most pure state they are the highest-performing and healthiest ingredients for your skin.

In today's world of misleading claims, false advertising, and simple deception, it often leaves consumers trying to discover the truth about personal products and their ingredients.

We want you to know that we are committed to complete transparency in everything we do.We want you to know that when we say "organic," we mean it.We believe that in becoming a ECOCERT Certified Organic company, you do not have to wonder if we really use certified organic ingredients or if our organic products are truly organic.  So we choose to be a certified organic company and abide by the strict standards required for organic certification. 

Earth. We favour using raw plant ingredients cultivated sustainably in organic orchards and fields, because production without chemical contamination is kindest to the Earth.

Juicy Chemistry is India’s first and only fully certified organic skincare manufacturer, making us a green beauty brand you can genuinely trust.

Organic certification provides you with a guarantee

- The product ingredients were produced without the use of toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge or irradiation.
- Your skincare products are truly organic and do not make use of any synthetic additives or potential irritants. 
- The raw ingredients and finished products are handled, packaged and distributed without the risk of contamination or leakage.

WHAT IT TAKES FOR US TO GET CERTIFIED ?

To become Certified Organic, every year we:

- Submit an application
- Pay the required fees
- Provide a ‘handler organic plan’. This plan describes all of the safeguards and safety measure we take to ensure the proper handling of organic material and proper cleaning of the equipment. Even the type of cleaning solution we use comes under this plan
- Provide organic certificates from each and every one of our suppliers for each organic ingredient used in each and every product. 
- Provide a map of our facility depicting the location of all preparation and storage areas used organic raw materials and for the finished products. 
- Provide a quality assurance plan that includes on-going education of our employees
- Provide extensive record-keeping plans and logs that keep track of the organic ingredients in every product we make. We guarantee the organic integrity of the product through continuous traceability, from receipt of raw materials to release of the final product.
- Provide written annual production plans

The organic certification is not only based on compliance with the NOP (National Organic Program) standards but also on our ability to uphold these standards.

Post reviewing our application, an ECOCERT accredited audit officer randomly selects a sampling of our products. For this sampling, we must be able to demonstrate that
- The labelling complies with ECOCERT COSMOS guidelines
- The preparation, storage and packaging, charted from the ingredients to the finished product, complies with COSMOS guidelines. 
- Our organic product output matches our organic ingredient intake.

For example, in the case of our lip butters, we are required to show how many we have sold in a given year. So if we sold a 1000 lip butters then we should be able to reflect the same in a flow chart which will contain the name, recipe and batch number for each batch of lip butters, the lot numbers of each organic ingredient used, the amount of each ingredient used with matching invoices and lot numbers.

This entire process is mandatory and is repeated twice a year to ensure continued compliance!

This entire process is required and repeated twice a year to assure consistent compliance!

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

To provide assurance and a commitment to our customers that we use the word “organic” to properly describe our products.We work hard to obtain yearly certification and are very proud to use the words “certified organic” to indicate products made with ingredients that are pure, natural and free from hormones, pesticides, artificial fertilizers, GMOs, or other synthetic additives.Organic certification is the only way you can be sure a company's product truly complies with organic standards.Pursuing yearly organic certification requires us to take an extensive look into the procedures and practices of our company. It is a constant reminder of our commitment to our customers to continually maintain our vigilance.

OVER CERTIFIED? WE DON’T THINK SO

For us transparency means seeking globally renowned external certifications so you know that our formulations and processes are scrutinized thoroughly and that the due diligence is done on behalf of the customer.

We are proud of the lengths we go to to make sure they do !

WHAT YOU DON’T GET WHEN YOU CHOOSE JUICY CHEMISTRY

One of the best things about choosing an Organic skin care product is what you don’t get in your products !

Juicy Chemistry is committed to ensuring our products are free of:

Sulfates
Sulfates and sulfonate are surfactants or cleansing agents and used to create foam. Juicy Chemistry uses absolutely no surfactants, not even plant derived cleansing agents or surfactants

Parabens
Parabens are preservative agents that are controversial and not widely used. At Juicy Chemistry, we do not use any preservatives, not even the ones approved by COSMOS for organic and natural products.

Synthetic fragrances and colours
At Juicy Chemistry, no synthetic fragrances or additives are added to our products.We only organic essential oils to scent our products. The colour of the product is reflective of the natural colours of the ingredients used.

Glycols
Known as a solvent and/or preserving agent that adds emolliency and keeps the product from drying out. Juicy Chemistry uses naturally-derived botanical oils in place of glycol based ingredients.

Silicones
Used in skincare to smooth and blend formulas, but known not to be skin friendly. Juicy Chemistry uses naturally-derived oils and botanical butters to create smooth and silky textures.

Mineral Oil
Known as a heavy based moisturising agent derived from petroleum that is occlusive upon the skin. Juicy Chemistry does not use any petroleum based products because of the potential harmful effects on the skin and environment.

Petrochemicals (petroleum, paraffin)
Similar to Mineral Oil, they are known not to be skin friendly and potentially harmful. As an alternative Juicy Chemistry uses naturally derived plant based waxes.

PEG’s
Known as polyethylene glycol that is used as an emulsifier and/or solvent. Juicy chemistry uses alternatives derived from natural plant based gums and waxes.

Plastic Microbeads
Controversial exfoliating materials used in facial or body scrubs that are potentially harmful to the environment and wildlife. Juicy Chemistry uses naturally derived exfoliating particles such as Ground Oatmeal, Bamboo and Diatomaceous Earth powders , Sugar and salt.

T.E.A
Also known as Triethanolamine which is a pH adjusting agent known to be toxic. Juicy Chemistry uses naturally derived Citric or Lactic Acid as alternatives.

D.E.A
Diethanolamine is a wetting or foaming agent used in cleansing products. Juicy Chemistry uses no such foaming agents in its product formulations

Phthalates (DEP)
Controversial chemical based solvents used to extend the scent of a synthetic fragrance. Juicy chemistry only uses pure Certified Organic essential oils which add light scent and skin benefit.

Ethoxylated Chemicals
Ingredients created by process of ethoxylation are known to cause irritation and may contain carcinogens. Juicy Chemistry does not allow any ethoxylated ingredients.

Formaldehyde derivatives
A bi-product of preserving agents and known to cause irritation and sensitivity. Juicy chemistry does not allow formaldehyde derivatives.

By following the COSMOS guidelines surrounding organic ingredients and sustainable packaging, all Juicy Chemistry products are non-GMO verified, cruelty free, vegan and free of any added herbicides or pesticides.

ABOUT COSMOS & ECOCERT

The COSMOS Standard

The COSMOS-standard is a new cosmetic certification developed to harmonise various certifications and labels in order to create one standard that is internationally recognised for natural and organic cosmetics. The “COSMetic Organic Standard” was officially launched in February 2011, and as a result of Europe’s leading natural cosmetic certifiers coming together and forming a non-profit association, COSMOS-standard AISBL. The COSMOS-standard association consists of five founding members who now authorise and oversee the certification, including the Soil Association (UK), Ecocert (France), Cosmebio (France), BDIH (Germany) and AIAB/ICEA (Italy). The main goal is to uphold the inspection and certification of organic and ecological products, eco-friendly systems and respect for the environment throughout the production chain. Today, over 5,000 companies, and more than 30,000 products sold into more than 45 countries are certified under COSMOS

Within this standard are the core principles of prevention and safety, reflective from the production of raw materials to the distribution of finished products which includes:

 Promoting the use of products from organic agriculture, and respecting biodiversity Using natural resources responsibly and respecting the environment Using processing and manufacturing that are clean and respectful of human health and environment Integrating and developing the concept of "Green Chemistry" instead of using petrochemicals Providing transparency for consumers

The COSMOS-standard surrounding the origin and processing of cosmetic ingredients are classified into five categories:

 Physically processed agro-ingredients – organic agriculture that reflects pure or allows simple processing; Chemically processed agro-ingredients – certifiable by using agricultural organic raw materials and manufacturing processes that are clean and authorised, all under the umbrella of “Green Chemistry”; Water – non-certifiable and must comply with hygienic standards; Minerals and ingredients of mineral origin – non-certifiable, requires clear environmental rules in their use, and in further processing; Other ingredients – a very limited list of preservatives and some ingredients allowed as long as there are no effective natural alternatives available to ensure the safety of consumers or efficacy of the product.

COSMOS-standard certified products are labeled with the signature “COSMOS ORGANIC” or “COSMOS NATURAL”, depending on their certification level.

From 2017, Juicy Chemistry Products are produced and manufactured in accordance with COSMOS strict standards and have been previously certified by ECOCERT under the COSMOS standard.
ECOCERT
Founded in France 1991, ECOCERT specialised in the certification of organic agricultural products and was the very first certification body to develop standards for "natural and organic cosmetics. ECOCERT had become a benchmark in organic certification worldwide, winning the confidence of consumers and professionals.

The ECOCERT standard was set to inspect the ingredients, manufacturing process and packaging to ensure that everything from the where the plant is grown to the packaging you see on your shelf is compliant. ECOCERT will only approve the use of “green chemicals” and accredit products that meet its strict criteria. To ensure an environmentally friendly product, ECOCERT strives to promote the use of ingredients derived from renewable resources and production and manufacturing processes that are environmentally safe. Outside of cosmetic products and respected ingredients, ECOCERT also holds certification and control of eco-products related to home fragrance, textiles, spas, and detergents. It is accredited in accordance with the ISO 17065 standard, and their certification standards now fall under the broader COSMOS-standard noted above and set forth in early 2017.

All of our product packages and product pages online detail the full list of ingredients as well as the breakdown % totals for natural origin and organic farming.

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