Nowadays, it is trendy to say that a product is Vegan, Natural or even BIO. But most consumers, and even some brands, are unaware of what each term means.
According to ACENE:
A product is BIO when it contains 99% of natural origin or products of animal origin and 22% (or more) of certified organic origin.
A product is NATURAL when all ingredients are of natural and mineral origin.
A Product is VEGAN when it does not contain any product or by-product of animal origin. In addition, to be considered Vegan by ACENE, it must be natural or BIO.
If you are looking for Vegan, Natural or BIO products, take a good look at the information provided by the manufacturer brand because you will find many surprises...
In the market, you can find many cosmetic products that claim to be natural, vegan and ecological everywhere. But it is not always true. At Skin's Restaurant, we are totally and committed to transparency. The best way to do this is for our formulas to be certified by a natural, vegan and organic product certifier. This is why all our products are certified by ACENE.
A product will be considered BIO (ACENE/BIO) when 99% of the total ingredients are of natural origin, including water or products of mineral origin and have a minimum of 22% of certified organic origin in its formulation. Under no circumstances will raw materials, products, or by-products that have been tested on animals be accepted. (See ACENE user guide)
It will be considered a NATURAL product (ACENE / NAT) when all ingredients are of natural and mineral origin, including water. Under no circumstances will raw materials, products or by-products that have been tested on animals be accepted. (See ACENE user guide)
A product will be considered VEGAN (ACENE / VEGAN) when the total formulation is vegetable or mineral and does not contain any product or by-product of animal origin. Of course, they have not been tested on animals, or their overexploitation is used. You must meet one of the two previous ACENE / NAT or ACENE / BIO certificates for this certification. (See ACENE user guide)