ECOCERT: an inspection and certification body for sustainable development. Founded in 1991 in France, it conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world. Guaranteeing purity and quality, the ECOCERT certificate is both the most stringent and prestigious standard among the manufacturers of natural and organic cosmetics. It establishes requirements for formulations of manufactured products containing natural ingredients and for the quality of vegetable raw materials. The use of animal ingredients, refined petroleum products, and the practice of animal testing are prohibited.