More about our labels and what they mean

One of the ways to reassure you about the quality of our products is to have them certified! You’ll find the labels for these certifications on many of our products. Let us explain more about them what they mean.

Slow Cosmétique

Since 2013, the Slow Cosmétique label has been awarded to cosmetic brands in recognition of their overall efforts (formulas, marketing model and claims). It guarantees that the brand offers natural products (at least 95% naturally derived ingredients) that are free of synthetic additives and compounds, which may be harmful to your health or the environment. This means there are no petrochemicals, plastics, silicones, or controversial ingredients and preservatives. It also guarantees that the prices are an honest reflection of the product’s quality, and that the brand has not made any unsubstantiated or misleading marketing claims.

We have been awarded the Slow Cosmétique label for all Lamazuna products. It attests to our commitment to smarter, more sustainable, more eco-friendly, and more ethical cosmetics.

Cosmos Organic

You probably recognise the “COSMOS Organic” label. This label certifies the natural and organic origin of the ingredients in a product. We chose this label for its visibility and credibility, and for its strict standards. A product can only be certified COSMOS Organic if it meets the following criteria:

  • 95 to 100% of the total ingredients are naturally derived.
  • At least 20% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
  • 95% of the total plant ingredients* are organic.
  • No petrochemical ingredients (except for authorised preservatives): parabens, phenoxyethanol, synthetic colourants and fragrances. (The list of authorised ingredients with their maximum dosage is detailed in the COSMOS standard.)
  • If palm and palm kernel oil (and their derivatives) are used in the cosmetic products and their ingredients, they must be certified organic or come from certified sustainable sources (CSPO – Certified Sustainable Palm Oil).
  • No GMOs or derivatives of GMOs.

*More precisely, these are physically processed** agro-ingredients*** 

**Examples of physical processes: grinding, maceration, decanting, etc. The form of the ingredient is modified, without altering its chemical composition.

***Any plant, animal or microbial product derived from agriculture, aquaculture or wild collection/harvesting.

 

Cruelty free & vegan

Perhaps you’ve already seen the “Cruelty free & vegan” bunny with its big, pink, heart-shaped ears? This logo belongs to PETA – the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organisation. It certifies that neither the raw materials nor the finished products have been tested on animals, and that the product is vegan. This means it must not contain any animal-derived ingredients (no honey, milk, etc.).

However, a change is coming in 2021, meaning you won’t see this logo anymore! Given that animal testing on cosmetics has been banned in Europe since 2013, it is now considered unfair competition to communicate on this subject. Nonetheless, we still adhere to the requirements of this label, and have also decided to register with the Vegan Society.

To find out more, visit: https://crueltyfree.peta.org/

 

Vegan

New in 2021! We are in the process of registering with the Vegan Society, which will enable us to display the Vegan Trademark on our products. This logo certifies that no animal-derived ingredients, animal byproducts, or any other animal derivatives were used in the production of our products.

You will soon see this logo appear in our communication materials!

The Vegan Trademark can be displayed on all our products.

To find out more, visit: https://www.vegansociety.com/the-vegan-trademark

 

Which of our products carry labels?

LabelIn 2020, you'll find it on...And in 2021...
bio cosmoSolid conditioner
Solid cocoa butter with frangipani
Pink solid cocoa butter
Solid deodorants (woody,
bergamot, marine and floral scents)
Solid conditioner
Solid cocoa butter with frangipani
Pink solid cocoa butter
Solid deodorants (woody,
bergamot, marine and floral scents)
+ 15 new products, which you'll be
able to discover throughout the
year!
CFV-logo-roseAll our productsAll our products
vegan/All our products​

Why don't all Lamazuna products carry labels?

We would love all our products to carry labels, but sometimes it’s a little bit complicated… Eco-designing products means finding a compromise between our specifications, costs, quality, supplies, and your needs and expectations. And sometimes,  this compromise, makes it  impossible to certify the product.

For example, our solid shampoos are not certified COSMOS Organic, as only one sulphate-free surfactant (which we do not use)—suitable for solid products—is authorised by this label. However, this surfactant does not produce a good lather, so when it’s used in a solid shampoo, the product is not very easy to apply.

We are currently looking into ways to use this surfactant (Sodium cocoyl glutamate) in products that only need to produce a mild lather. By using it, more of our products would be able to carry the COSMOS Organic label. However, it is originally derived from  palm oil (certified RSPO). Another compromise to make…!

For our solid shampoos, we currently use SCI (sodium cocoyl isethoniate), which is a gentle, sulphate-free surfactant that produces a rich lather, so it makes the shampoos very pleasant to use. At Lamazuna, we love a challenge, and that’s why we’re looking into developing a surfactant ourselves – one that could be used in our solid shampoos, and that would finally enable them to be certified COSMOS Organic!