natural ingredients

The use of “natural ingredients” in cosmetic products can be confirmed by our seal. Based on the cosmetic-specific ISO standards 16128-1 and -2, we evaluate your formulations. As defined by the guideline, “natural ingredients” are cosmetic ingredients obtained only from plants, animals, micro-organisms or minerals. Water is considered natural, too. Ingredients obtained from fossil fuels are excluded from the defintion.

If at least 95% of the ingredients meet the requirements of the guidelines, the seal can be placed on your product.

Benefits of the natural ingredients seal

  • Usage of the claim and seal “natural ingredients”
  • Evaluation according to guidelines 16128-1 and -2
  • Objective report by experts as part of the product information file
  • Transparent end consumer communication by means of a testing URL on the seal

We can provide this service to you. To do this, we need the following documents from you:

  • Quantitative composition of the product (formulation)
  • Complete documentation of raw materials (Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Certificate of Analysis (CoA), raw material specifications, information about natural origin)

Please contact us if you have any questions at all about the “natural ingredients” seal.

Your route to the seal of approval in 4 steps

You send us your enquiry. We would be delighted to inform you about our available seals, which can be provided. Depending on the test design we plan the corresponding test methods and define the assessment criteria with you. We develop the most suitable study design for your product based on your preferences, ideas and our requirements.

You confirm the suitable study designs or assessments and send us the required sample quantities and information to go with it. We can then start immediately with the internal risk analysis, specific preparations for the study or assessment, and if necessary the recruitment of test subjects.

We carry out the jointly agreed assessment - perhaps an assessment for using the seal “natural ingredients” - at one of our test sites.

If your product has successfully passedour review stage and assessment, we then send you the assessment report and authorisation to use the appropriate Dermatest® seal. Besides the English version, we would be delighted to provide you with the Dermatest® seal to support sales in the national language of your sales markets as appropriate.

Ask us now about the natural ingredients seal

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Companies who trust our seal

7000-430 X-KIDS GARDEN

W+R GmbH

ProfessionalBlack Typ IIR

Nitto Advanced Film Gronau GmbH

SKINTASTIC® MANU CARE

BECKER Pflegeprodukte GmbH

Probiotische Mundpflege Lutschtablette

artgerecht gmbh

Total White Sensitive

Mibelle AG

CL KRISTALL ANTITRANSPIRANT FLUID ROLL-ON

CL Cosmetic GmbH

FAQ

The Original Dermatest® seals represent traceability of test methods as well as for consumer safety and manufacturer endorsement. Depending on the test design and type of study, the seals have four different categories signifying their importance.

The 3-star seal is awarded for short-term exposure tests at the site of application, or alternatively for long-term investigations of skin condition or skin function on areas of skin other than the prospective site of application, or open patch testing on the site of application requiring at least 20 test subjects. The 3-star seal represents a significantly more complex study design and carries more weight than a simple patch test.

The seals come free of charge provided your product has successfully passed the relevant testing.

There is no time limit set for using the seal. However, if anything changes in the composition or formulation of the products, a new test must be arranged. Under EU legislation, the date the testing was carried out must appear on the product packaging, which is why the month and year of testing are included as part of the seal.

This is possible subject to strict limits. Our design manual gives you further information about how our Dermatest seals may be used. Please get in touch.

Our team is at your disposal

Dr. Timo Ulrichs

Head of Safety Assessments

Kristina Schönfeld

Safety Assessment Manager

Angelika Rudi

Study Manager Application Testing, Safety Assessment Manager

Saskia Poelmann

Safety Assessment Manager

Ute Eiling

Coordinator Safety Assessment
Kornelia Venneker

Kornelia Venneker

Safety Assessment Manager

Schnellkontakt

Rufen Sie uns unter 0251 481637-0 an oder senden Sie eine Nachricht. Wir melden uns umgehend bei Ihnen.

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I consent to my personal data being stored and processed in line with the data protection policy and I consent my personal data being processed by Dermatest GmbH in order to answer my contact or information request.

I can withdraw my consent at any time with immediate effect.*

Quick request

Call us on 0251 481637-0 or send an email. We will get back to you straight away.
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You can find details about what personal data we store and who has access to it in our data protection policy.

I consent to my personal data being stored and processed in line with the data protection policy and I consent my personal data being processed by Dermatest GmbH in order to answer my contact or information request.

I can withdraw my consent at any time with immediate effect.*