IFRA stands for the International FRagrance Association and it covers representatives from all fragrance industry. The IFRA Statement fragrance safety industry program main target is to asses the safety of fragrance materials and establish ‘Safe Use Levels’, or to ban and prohibit their use, based on analyzing and studying their potential effects on the nation and the environment.
The IFRA Conformity Certificate (or IFRA Statement) is an established document set by the fragrance compound manufacturer and based on a trust relationship between the fragrance manufacturer / supplier and its consumer/customer. It determines the safety use levels based on the classified eleven different categories of products classes.
IFRA Certified Fragrance
Fragrances are regulated under IFRA Code of Practice. IFRA guideline is the main fragrance guidance for many national regulations that covers the concentration and usage of fragrances. The certificate of IFRA is an established document by the fragrance manufacturer.
The IFRA certificate ensures that the manufacturing process is compliant with the industry standard. It allows customers to comply with the different regulations around the globe, particularly EU No. 1223/2009 Cosmetic Regulation where fragrance compounds are regulated. The fragrance manufacturers are required to comply with the IFRA regulations so that they can obtain the IFRA certificate. AdoreScent is pleased to wake you through the history, vision, mission and the process.
IFRA Fragrance Statement
IFRA is an industry body that represents the fragrance industry worldwide. Founded in Geneva in 1973, IFRA is currently International with a regional division including Europe, Asia, Pacific and Americas. IFRA is the world fragrance industry regulator to unite the standards of safe usage of the enjoyable aromas cross the globe, the task requires to gather the main industry interests under one roof.
Today and after almost 50 years, the dream came true, The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has over than 20 national associations with many multinational companies in over than 20 countries across the world.
IFRA developed and implemented the Code of Practice to provide recommendations for good operating practices and guidelines to assure the safety of the fragrance.
The declared standards could limit / ban the usage of certain fragrance, and the IFRA certificate allows the fragrance manufacturers to be compliant.
Make a difference
Fragrances change mood, work performance, perception, it brings life to life and many more, fragrances simply make the difference in every sense.
As an industry, creating fragrances brings happiness, emotion and taste to people’s lives; support prosperity through jobs and scientific advances; and act responsibility – protecting consumers and respecting to our shared environment.
Scent is the main sense of wonder, purpose and responsibility. Fragrances could be so sophisticated to create Vision, Mission and Supports Core Values, these are the main element of our massage and brand.
The ultimate goal is to create the difference, in many aspects. Fragrance brings joy, happiness, emotion and taste to people’s lives; to enhance prosperity through jobs and scientific support; and to act responsibility – protecting consumers through the Code of Practice and IFRA Standards, and the overall respect of the shared environment.
Vision, Mission and Core Values
Fragrance safety is the key essential part of life
IFRA promotes and encourage the fragrance safe usage for everyone’s enjoyment
IFRA Core Values
Science is the foundation that was built by integrity and committed to collaboration
IFRA Fragrance Database
IFRA database is a handy tool to verify the regulatory status of the fragrance component that are intended to be use.
Its mandatory to verify the QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment) of the product. So at the time of drafting an IFRA certificate, you need to consider the percentage to the product type that drives the category consumer Exposure Level which are classified eleven different categories as per below list:
Category 1: Lip Products
Category 2: Deodorants/Antiperspirants
Category 3: Hydroalcoholic for Shaved Skin
Category 4: Hydroalcoholic for Unshaved Skin
Category 5: Hand Cream
Category 6: Mouthwash
Category 7: Intimate Wipes
Category 8: Hair Styling Aids
Category 9: Rinse-off Hair Conditioners
Category 10: Hard Surface Cleaners