We deliberately opted for the NATRUE organic cosmetic label, one of the most serious and demanding certifications in the world. NATRUE features three different levels of cosmetic certification:
- Natural cosmetics.
- Natural cosmetics with an organic portion: at least 70% of natural or derived-natural ingredients must stem from controlled organic production and/or controlled wild collection.
- Organic cosmetics: at least 95 % of natural or derived-natural ingredients must come from controlled organic cultivation and/or controlled wild collection.
Within the Skincare range, all OLIVARIUM products systematically comply with the requirements for either the second (middle) or third (upper) of the NATRUE criteria, whereas within the Massage-Wellness range, all OLIVARIUM products comply with the requirements for the third (upper) of the NATRUE criteria (organic cosmetics), and are officially certified as such.
And what about water?
Water is a natural and core ingredient in many cosmetic products. However, NATRUE does not count plain water when calculating the level of natural ingredients. Why? Because, by simply adding water, it would be easy to make a product seem more natural than it actually is.
Bolstered by a group mixing professional biologists, medical practitioners, nutritionists, farmers and consumers, the French Association known as „Nature & Progrès“ (e.g. Nature & Progress) was officially registered on March 14th 1964.
In 1998, the Association, reacting against the 1990's EU Charts for Organic Agriculture, and their favouring profit-making interests over core bio-ethical agricultural values, then initiates its own Nature & Progrès Organic Chart for the cosmetic industry, the very first of its kind setting a second-to-none, compromiss-free organic/biological benchmark for manufacturers of Natural Cosmetics in France.
Within the Skincare and Haircare ranges, all OLIVARIUM products thoroughly comply with the requirements of the N&P chart and may refer to it.
For the vegan certification of our products, we chose the British company “Vegan Society”. Founded in 1944, it is the oldest vegan society in the world.
To describe the « non-dairy vegetarians », the name « Vegan » containing the first three and last two letters of the word « vegetarian » was chosen.
The World Vegan Day on the 1st. of November celebrate annually the date of the founding of the Society. The Society became a registered charity in 1979.