WHAT IS COSMOS STANDARD?
COSMOS standard is the result of a harmonisation effort conducted by five leading European certification bodies: BDHI (Germany), Cosmebio (France), Ecocert (France), ICEA (Italy) and Soil Association (UK) with the aim to create a global Organic and Natural Cosmetics Standard.
It was created to allow a universally recognised organic accreditation for cosmetics, personal care and skin care products. COSMOS standard is not only for organic certified products, it caters to both Certified Organic and Certified Natural Products. Hence it is possible to see either COSMOS Organic and COSMOS Natural logos on certified organic and natural skincare and cosmetics.
THE COMPLEXITY OF BEAUTY
As a certified organic beauty brand, we want to create skincare products that are safe, green, sustainable while making sure it's efficacious and deliver results.
Unlike food standards, cosmetics and skincare are a bit more tricky. Due to the need for varied ingredients to perform tasks. Ingredients such as hydrators, surfactants, emulsifiers, preservatives, actives and lots more.
WHAT DOES COSMOS ORGANIC MEAN?
Of the physically processed plant ingredients, COSMOS products must be 95% certified organic with a minimum of 20% organic ingredients including water and salt. Most organic certifications exclude water, minerals and salt because, as naturally occurring substances, they can’t technically be classified as organic. The main elements that COSMOS products must adhere to include:
- environmentally friendly production and processing, and processes that respect human health.
- development of the concept of green chemicals
- responsible use of natural resources
- respect of biodiversity
- absence of petrochemical ingredients: parabens, phenoxyethanol, perfumes and synthetic colourants
- absence of GMO
- recyclable packaging
WHY CHOOSE COSMOS CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCTS?
Overall, COSMOS Certified Organic ensures the quality of the ingredients you use on your skin. You're assured that a third party has checked the ingredients, which doesn’t happen with conventional skincare and cosmetic products. Companies that are certified via COSMOS have to adhere to very strict guidelines with traceable processes and an auditing trail for all inputs. This helps create a safe and trustworthy environment for everyone.
With COSMOS Organic we have created safe and effective skincare for all skin types. Below is a list of products that are COSMOS certified Organic.