What can we read on every jar of cream?
Often, customers of cosmetics ignore even instructions, so what can we talk about abbreviation and signs on the products. However, you should pay attention to this information because sometimes it contains useful information and this knowledge helps you to make a choice among a large assortment of shops and to find natural means with the certificate of American and European organization. Moreover, avoid the purchase of low-quality cosmetics.
Let’s unravel these mystery signs on your cosmetic products.
- Period after opening
The picture on the jar with opened lid and number in the center. This sign tells you about the effective date of the product after opening. It is an amount of months. It could be three nine twelve or more. This marking is obligatory for cosmetics which shelf-life is less than 30 months.
- Refer to insert
The symbol is second in order of importance for marking. This symbol “refer to insert” appears when the required information doesn’t all fit on a container’s label. This symbol looks like a hand pointing at a book. Reading of instructions is advised for all customers.
- Not tested on animals
For many animal lovers, this is a significant symbol, which shows that this product and its components we never tested on animals. Hardware and technology make it possible to test and to understand how this product affects on a person without the experiments on animals. Rabbit also signifies that the ingredients in cosmetics we obtained without killing the animal — by synthesizing and receiving of analog in the laboratory.
- Mobius loop
If the symbol is inside a solid circle, it means the packaging itself is made from recycled material. If the symbol is inside a circle and has a percentage inside the symbol or nearby, that indicates that the packaging is made from that stated percentage of recycled material. Sometimes the symbol has a number inside the triangle and letters below, details which indicate the particular resin used in making the plastic, in order to facilitate the recycling process.
- ingredients in a product are organic
The USDA Organic seal promises that at least 95% of the ingredients in a product are organic. The FDA, however, does not define the terms “organic” or “natural” or regulate their usage in labeling or advertising cosmetics.
In the European Union, a lowercase “e” is the estimated sign, which indicates that, across all of the cosmetics manufactured, the average volume or weight of the products is the same as the number on the label, per EU law.
- Not safe for…
Products that contain at least 95 percent certified organic ingredients, but which do not meet the NOP food-focused requirements due to cosmetic industry chemical processes and production methods, can be certified to NSF
These logos attest to certification by the French organization COSMEBIO. The BIO symbol stands for biologique, the French word for organic, and attests that the product contains natural ingredients. The ECO symbol stands for ecologique, the French word for natural.
Ecocert is another nongovernmental certification program for evaluating the organic contents of products. If the Ecocert Organic symbol appears, on a product that signifies that at least 95% of its plant-based ingredients and at least 10% of all its ingredients by weight are organic. Ecocert – Introduced in 2003, the specification was drawn up in conjunction with all stakeholders in the value chain, i.e. experts, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, consumers and development organizations. ECOCERT currently supports and guides more than 1,000 companies through their certification
In this article, we discuss about signs on cosmetics jars that you can see every day. Now you know what they mean. Such signs are guarantee for you that our products are good because not everyone can get signs of quality.