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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2008;6(1): 23-33.
독일의 자연화장품(Naturkosmetik) 시장 및 인증시스템에 관한 연구
이성내, 임유성
Regulation System and Market Status of German Natural Cosmetic (Naturkosmetik)
Sung-Nae Lee, You-Song Lim
The purpose of the thesis is to make a systematic investigation on natural cosmetic (Naturkosmetik) of Germany. Specifically, growth background, regulation and attributes, certification system and market status of the natural cosmetic were investigated. The natural cosmetic refers to the cosmetic that were made not from chemicals but from natural materials and ought to be certified by BDIH. To be recognized as natural cosmetic, certified materials only e.g. spice, color, emulsifying agent and antiseptic in addition to natural matters should be used and also should be contained in environment-friendly vessels. Therefore, the natural cosmetic passed test is to be called certified natural cosmetic (kontrollierte Kosmetik) and has an implication that it secures stability and environment-friendliness in particular. Because of strict regulation system, the market for German natural cosmetic is not that big and being dominated by a small number of specialized corporations. Proactive role of the German authorities, consumer’s high level of consciousnessand autonomous regulation of concerned industry were assessed to have resulted in settlement of the certification system of natural cosmetic. Such cases in Germany can be said to become a good model for Korea market of natural cosmetic to settle and grow in future.
Key words: Natural cosmetic, Certification system, Certified system
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