What does EcoControl certify?


NATRUE is the strictest standard, as minimum proportions of natural raw materials for natural cosmetics must be proven in the certified products. The standard uses three quality levels. The most experienced natural cosmetics manufacturers use this standard, see our customer page. NATRUE is included in the BNN assortment list. For more information, visit:

Raw materials

Must be produced from organically grown, certified agricultural products (including wild-collected) that are not food or feed or processed into such (with the exception of pet food).

The following standards are accepted as the basis for certification of agricultural raw materials:

Organic Regulation (EEC) 2018/848, the Swiss Organic Regulation, and all standards recognized as equivalent (all standards from the IFOAM family).

The National Organic Program (NOP)

Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) for organic plants

Codex Alimentarius Guidelines for organic production

All organic standards under the umbrella of IFOAM (e.g. Naturland, Demeter, Bioland, Soil Association, Bio Suisse)

EcoControl certifies the ecological quality of the product (e.g. the essential oil) based on the ecological raw material qualities (e.g. EG BIO) and the manufacturing processes (either natural according to ISO 9235 or aroma regulation).

Permissible methods for processing the plant material are: physical extraction,CO2 extraction, steam extraction, oily extracts, alcoholic extracts. If other extraction agents are used, they must be explicitly noted on the certificate.

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Natural Cosmetic Standard (NCS)

The standard without percentage calculation, without association and with the lowest label usage fees. The Natural Cosmetic Standard is included in the BNN assortment list.

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Nature Care Product Standard (NCPS)

The standard for natural products that are not food or cosmetics, such as cleaning products. The Nature Care Product Standard is included in the BNN assortment list.

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Cosmetics Good Manufacturer Practice

Certified Sustainable Economics (CSE)

The cross-sector quality seal CSE distinguishes products that are manufactured by companies that operate in a certified near-sustainable manner. The CSE standard is regularly reviewed and continuously developed.

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Certification procedure

Sculpture Software

With the help of the Sculpture software, you can register the formulations of your natural cosmetics for evaluation and certification for the NATRUE seal. In the following video we will show you the step-by-step operation of the software.

All companies certified by EcoControl can use the EcoControl mark for the products listed in the scope of the certificate.

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