Organic certificates are a good indicator for food, but when it comes to cosmetics most of them are issued by private, profit-oriented companies. Therefore these certificates provide very limited information about the quality of ingredients and if they have undergone chemical modifications such as hydrogenation.
The governmental control organisation CPAEN of the province of Navarra, where our laboratory is based, certifies food and cosmetics. Additionally to the strict controls and guidelines, they also visit the laboratory unannounced to take samples of all raw materials for analysis. No other organic certificate today is executing such strict controls.