Personal Care


NSF Contains Organic Ingredients MarkQAI can certify personal care products to the National Organic Program guidelines. Those products not meeting the NOP guidelines can be certified to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products "Contains Organic Ingredients."

Under this program, products with a minimum organic content of 70 percent (070) that meet the requirements can make the organic label and marketing claim of "Contains Organic Ingredients." These products can bear the unique NSF/ANSI 305 "Contains Organic Ingredients" mark, as well as the QAI "Choose Quality" mark. The Organic Trade Association considers certification to this standard a best practice. It is required by some retailers for personal care products that do not meet the National Organic Program standard for food. Download our personal care fact sheet.

To help your products comply with the NSF/ANSI 305 standard, QAI offers both full formulation and single ingredient reviews. You will receive a letter of acceptance for all ingredients that are confirmed as compliant. For botano-chemical ingredients, please download our approved botano-chemicals list.

To learn more about certification or full formulation and single ingredient reviews, please contact Jonathan Lackie at +1 858.200.9708 or

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