For the development of its products Physalis opts for the use of exclusively natural – and, where required, certified organic, vegan or MSC-components. We do our best to ensure that our products carry the labels shown below.
The principle behind organic agriculture and cultivation is that the natural cycle should be respected as far as is practicably possible.
Organic products are grown in open and fertile soil without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, GMOs or growth hormones. As a result, the crops concerned grow slower, but in a more natural manner. This is good for public health, for the ground water supply, for the soil and for biodiversity. Thanks to more efficient techniques, organic agriculture and cultivation require 20% less energy than classic methods of production and emit 30% fewer greenhouse gases.
The term 'organic' is legally protected throughout Europe. A product can only carry the EU-Bio label on condition that the entire chain – from farmer to shop – is checked and certificated. Concern about food safety (and the health risks associated with it), animal welfare and our ecological footprint all mean that the demand for organic food continues to increase.
Physalis nutritional supplements with a Clean Label only contain natural products.
These are listed in a clear and unambiguous manner on the packaging. The products are also free from all artificial colorants, preservatives and flavourings, added sugars, salt, yeast and gluten.
Physalis nutritional supplements are well known for their exclusive composition based on standardised plant extracts, high-grade vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, essential oils and other innovative active ingredients.
With the Clean Label, Physalis wants to respond the desire of consumers for healthy and naturally prepared products.
MSC quality label
The MSC quality label certifies the use of sustainable fishing.
MSC is a worldwide organisation that collaborates with fishermen, the fish processing and fish selling industries, nature and environmental organisations and ordinary consumers to promote the most environmentally friendly options for fish, fishing and fish production.
Friend of the sea is the leading certification standard for products and services which respect and protect the marine environment. In this way, fish populations are protected and fish stocks are safeguarded for the future.
It is a project of the World Sustainability Organization, an international NGO whose mission is to promote environmental conservation.
Ecogarantie is a Belgian label for ecological products. It guarantees production in an ecologically friendly manner and ensures that (some of) the ingredients come from organic agriculture.
The label is firmly anchored in European legislation. The vegetable and animal components contained in the products that carry the label must originate from organic agriculture. During the production process only a limited number of additives and techniques can be used. Nano-materials are forbidden.
The label imposes strict norms for the biodegradability of products and toxicity for aquatic life. There are also a number of conditions relating to ecological packaging. Companies granted the label are further obliged to work with green energy and there are strong prohibitions for the use of harmful substances and production processes. Last but not least, there is a ban on GMOs.
The international COSMOS label is the ultimate reference for organic cosmetics.
The Physalis massage oils are certified by the world's most respected international certification organisation for cosmetics: ECOCERT Greenlife (the founder of COSMOS, the Cosmetic Organic Standard).
The label is based on four core principles.
- The use of natural components is paramount, encouraging the promotion of ingredients from organic agriculture and the respecting of biodiversity.
- The label also stands for respect for the environment in general, in part through a focus on the use of recyclable packaging.
- It ensures the use of ecologically responsible production techniques that are safe for humans.
- The development and integration of the concept of 'green chemistry' into production processes is also a requirement.
The COSMOS guidelines apply to the delivery, creation, production, marketing and checking of organic cosmetic products. Finally, the COSMOS organic label indicates that at least 20% of the total ingredients come from organic agriculture and that at least 95% of the PPAIs (Physically Processed Agro-Ingredients) have an organic origin.
Cosmebio guarantees 'clean' cosmetics that respect both mankind and the environment.
By imposing a required minimum percentage of naturally produced and/or organically produced components, certified organic products form part of a wider ethical approach to cosmetics. In this context, green chemistry, transparent communication and respect for the workforce are just a few of the criteria monitored by the Cosmebio label.
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