Clean Beauty

“Clean Beauty” Certification

The BIORIUS ‘Clean’ certification is based on a modern, benevolent and positive worldview aimed at protecting the planet and its people.

The ‘Clean Beauty’ standard
To be certified ‘Clean’, a cosmetic product should be:
Vegan, according to the standards of the Vegan Society, which excludes:

  • Animal ingredients
  • Animal testing
  • Ingredients resulting from genetically-modified organisms involving animal genes or animal-derived substances

Reef-friendly, which:

  • Excludes the following sunscreen ingredients, which are toxic to coral reefs.
  • Excludes the following additives and preservatives, which are toxic to coral reefs:

– Parabens
– Phthalates
– Triclosan
– Microplastics

Produced by a brand that cares about the environment.

At least 0.2% of its revenues should be dedicated each year to reducing or compensating for its carbon footprint.
– Investments in recycling activities
– Financial support to nonprofit organizations engaged in reforestation, recycling or decontamination projects
– Investing in CO2 emissions capture
– Efficient and environment-friendly, which excludes:

  • Sulfate-containing ingredients (e.g. SLS and SLES)
  • Silicones
  • Mineral oils
  • Methyl chloroform (and other gases having an impact on the ozone layer)
  • HFC-152a (and other greenhouse gases)

Produced by a brand that invests in human welfare:

  • At least 0.1% of its revenues are donated each year to charities AND/OR
  • Specific raw materials in products’ ingredients are Fair Trade certified (e.g. via Oxfam, Max Havelaar), including: cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, aloe vera and honey AND/OR
  • Specific actions are conducted by the company to improve social inclusion and actively fight against any type of social discrimination

Recyclable (packaging)

  • FSC-certified secondary packaging (or similar certification related to the responsible management of the world’s forests)
  • >80% (w/w) of primary packaging must be recyclable