FI-Natura Certified Products

FI-Natura Certified Products

FI-Natura Certified Products

FI-Natura is a non-profit association founded in 2014, which certifies Finnish natural cosmetics. 

FI-Natura’s certification criteria:

  • The content of natural raw materials, or raw materials of natural origin, must be at least 95% of the product, and the rest a maximum of 5% of restricted, specified substances

  • Plant raw materials should favor wild or organically grown plants collected from a clean area

  • Local production of raw materials is recommended

  • Raw materials should be processed through the most gentle processes possible

  • FI-Natura allows the use of certain synthetic raw materials to a limited extent (max. 5%), when it is not ecologically viable or possible to isolate a raw material from a natural source. Permitted synthetic raw materials are e.g. benzoic acid and its salts, sorbic acid and its salts, and benzyl alcohol.

  • Prohibited raw materials include:

    • Petrochemical products

    • Ethoxylated compounds

    • Chemical sunscreens

    • Synthetic fragrances and dyes

    • Silicone compounds

    • Most synthetic preservatives such as parabens, isothiazolinols, formaldehyde scavengers, phenoxyethanol, triclosan

    • Raw materials of animal origin, with the exception of, for example, beeswax, honey, milk and lanolin

    • Genetically engineered raw materials

  • Products should use the most environmentally friendly, recyclable packaging and packaging materials possible. Prohibited packaging materials include e.g. PVC and polystyrene (PS).

  • Animal testing of products and raw materials is strictly prohibited.

 Source: FI-Natura