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 Regarding Comparisons Between ECOFIT Standards and General Organic Standards

General Organic Criteria

ECOFIT Standards (★5)

ECOFIT Standards(★3)

ECOFIT Standards(★1)

Ingredients/composition amount

  • Animal-derived ingredients prohibited (honey, milk, etc. is possible).
  • Ingredients derived from animals (excluding microorganisms, products produced by insects using plants, etc.) prohibited.
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  • Chemically synthesized ingredients can be blended (less than 5% in final product).
  • Petroleum-derived ingredients and preservatives (phenoxyethanol, parabens, etc.) prohibited.
  • Composition with genetically modified ingredients, synthetic flavoring, synthetic tar pigments, synthetic surfactants, and parabens prohibited.
  • Antiseptic to be formulated with minimum amount of recognized antiseptic efficacy.
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  • Composition with genetically modified ingredients, synthetic flavoring, synthetic tar pigments, synthetic surfactants, and parabens prohibited.
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  • Adapts to Organic Agricultural Standards (Europe, etc.).
  • Organic means organic JAS standards or agricultural products conforming to such.
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  • More than 95% of the final product contains
    natural ingredients (including water).
  • More than 80% of the final product contains natural ingredients (including water).
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  • More than 10% of the final product is organic.
  • More than 25% of the final product's ingredients are organic.
  • More than 15% of final product's ingredients are organic.
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  • More than 95% of plant-derived ingredients are organic.
  • More than 95% of plant-derived ingredients are organic.
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Testing

  • Animal testing prohibited.
  • Animal testing prohibited.
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  • Cytotoxicity and human patch test carried out on final product.
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  • Residual pesticide test (type 307), heavy metal (type) 9) and arsenic inspection.
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  • Residual pesticide test (type 307),lead and arsenic inspection.
  • Antiseptic efficacy testing (If using preservative compound, carry out 3 concentrations).
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  • Antiseptic efficacy test.

Containers/packaging/
other

  • Uses recyclable material.
  • Energy consumption related to manufacturing is reduced.
  • Set criteria from manufacturing to distribution.
  • Should use environmentally friendly containers, packaging, and printing ink.
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Certification procedure

  • Certification of each item, updated every year.
  • Periodic on-site inspections and several unannounced inspections of factories (once a year).
  • Traceability of each item (ingredients–production, shipping, sale).
  • Certification of each item, updated every year.
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Certification

  • Documents only
  • Inspection via testing using certified instruments and documents.
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Summary of Establishment
What is ECOFIT general corporation
オーガニックコスメ認証機関 設立主旨
Certification Criteria
About ECOFIT Certification Criteria
オーガニックコスメ認証機関 認証基準
Instruments Used for Certification Inspection
In the Ecofit, certification tests are carried out by various analytical instruments
オーガニックコスメ認証機関 審査機器
Certification Program
About Ecofit certification program
エコフィット認証 プログラム

エコフィット認証 サポート体制
 1.Introduction to efficacy evaluation test, human patch test, cytotoxicity test, and
   preservative efficacy test.
 2.Advice on compliance for advertising with certification marks.
 3.Introduction to suitable ECOFIT certified cosmetic manufacturing factories.

 
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