|One simple test is to look for certification by a reputable accreditation body such as BDIH, the German Association of Industrial Companies and Trading Firms for pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, food supplements and personal hygiene products. |
Established in 2001 BDIH’s purpose was to develop an industry standard by which products could be certified as “natural” and, subsequently, monitor and certify compliance to the standard. Certification by BDIH ensures participating manufacturers are held accountable to a strict standard that is highly regarded internationally and, importantly, enables consumers to avoid purchasing and using unauthenticated products that claim to be natural but, in fact, may not be. Since its establishment BDIH has certified over 9,000 products including Living Nature’s skin care and mineral makeup ranges.