With the cosmetic industry constantly developing, guidelines and best methods must also continue to evolve to ensure proper safety and care are practised throughout every stage. Hence, the ISO body developed and set forth the globally accepted standard for cosmetic product safety in the ISO 22716 Cosmetics Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practices. At the start of 2021, we were proud to announce that we have received this specific certification after a lot of effort and hard work. But what is the ISO 22716? What makes it important for companies and us specifically?
What is the ISO 22716 certificate?
Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetic products are regulated through the ISO 22716 certification. The guidelines were set out as a result of the continuous investigation of cosmetic products concerning the presence of dangerous ingredients. The guide accentuates the quality of cosmetic products about the end-user, traceability, and accountability in the production and distribution process of the product. Corporations not only commit to following guidelines for their business path but also ensure the safety, excellence, and quality of the product.
In some countries, the certificate is recommended and encouraged by governmental authorities, but it is not obligatory. Yet, in other countries, ISO 22716 is a legal requirement for cosmetic manufacturers. For instance, in Europe, the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 necessitates that any cosmetic product aimed at selling to the EU market must comply with the cosmetic guidelines described by ISO 22716.
Executing ISO 22716 is an effective way to comply with legal regulations linked to user safety and product quality.
Importance for us
The ISO 22716 is a certificate for companies who work in the production, packaging, testing, storage and shipment of cosmetic products. A cosmetic is a material intended to flatter, purify or cleanse someone's face or body. The products we make are covered by this description. The benefits of the ISO certification are huge and make our company unique. With this certification, we ensure the quality and safety compliance of cosmetic products within the supply chain. Besides that, we reduce cosmetic product hazards and promote Good Manufacturing Practices. Finally, it forms an internationally accepted basis for quality and safety compliance in the cosmetic products supply chain.
For us as a company which produces 100% natural cosmetics, it confirms that we are on the right course. The certificate provides guidelines within our company; everyone knows what he or she should do, quality is guaranteed and the communication is clear. Continuing to improve our quality is very important to us. Delivering a product that a client can be proud of is what makes us happy.