Body Care & CosmeticsThe boom for natural/organic (a clear distinction is sometimes difficult) body care products and cosmetics began about 30 years ago in Germany and some other countries. Therefore, several leading brands, e.g. Dr. Hauschka, Lavera, Logana and Weleda (with production in Switzerland and Germany) are of German origin.
During the following decades these products expanded all over the world and also reached Japan. After the USA, Japan is the second largest market for cosmetics and the still rather small share of organic cosmetics is continuously growing.
In contrast to organic foodstuff with clear and strict regulations, natural/organic body care products and cosmetics are by law not subject to certification. However, certain quality standards are ensured by respected associations and certifiers, among them Ecocert, COSMEBIO (France) and BDIH (Germany).
Consumer InformationConsumers can find the following contents on this portal:
→ Details about ingredients, processing and packaging
→ Information about a wide range of natural/organic body care products and cosmetics
→ and their availability (retailers, internet shops etc.)
→ beauty parlors, spas and other professional services
Business Information→ Information and regulations for producing, processing and distributing organic cosmetics
→ Import procedures and other regulations
→ Sources of supply for natural/organic raw materials and ingredients
→ Potential business partners (see Matchmaking and Members´ Area)