|Founded||July 28, 2006|
|Products||Body lotion, Balm, Skin care|
Number of employees
MADARA Cosmetics also known as MADARA, is a Latvian manufacturer of organic skin care products. The ingredients include biologically certified blossoms and herbal extracts from the Baltic region. The brand name MADARA is the Latvian name for a common inhabitant of Baltic meadows - Galium mollugo, commonly known as bedstraw or wild madder. Its spatial pattern or fractal is also depicted in logo of MADARA Cosmetics which received the EULDA/WOLDA award and the title "Best of Latvia" in 2007.
The company produces 22 face and body care products made from herbs and flowers harvested in the Baltic region according to organic farming principles. Products include cleansers, toners and moisturizers for face, tinted moisturizers, shower soaps, body cream and lotions and products for lips. MADARA products are certified by ECOCERT and packaged in FSC certified, recyclable packaging.
ECOCERT is a voluntary standard, which certifies cosmetics products, attesting to the natural origin of the product. ECOCERT is present in more than 80 countries, performing the regular inspection and certification of eco-products. In order to earn a certificate, the product must contain at least 95% natural ingredients. The remaining 5% of ingredients are strictly regulated, monitoring the presence of minerals, organic acids, and other materials. A minimum of 95% of the plant-based ingredients (for example, plant extracts and vegetable oils) must be biologically certified. ECOCERT prohibits the use of synthetic perfumes, synthetic preservatives (for example, parabens), mineral oil, propylene glycol, and other synthetic raw materials.
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