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Cosmos Natural - Soil Association

Cosmos Natural - Soil Association

The COSMOS-standard was founded by BDIH, Cosmebio, Ecocert, ICEA the Soil Association and is managed by a not-for-profit. The standard defines the criteria that companies must meet to ensure consumers that their products are genuine organic or natural cosmetics. The Soil Association was created in 1946 and launched its organic certification scheme in 1973. The standards are based on internationally recognised principles and include environmental and wildlife protection as well as animal welfare. Soil, plant, human and animal health are at the core of the standard. Audits take place annually and in person.

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Standard Summary

  • Made from naturally sourced ingredients ingredients

  • Cannot contain: Animal testing, GM ingredients, Parabens and Phthalates, Synthetic colours, dyes or fragrances

  • They do not need to contain any organic ingredients

  • Minimize packaging

  • Certificates are based on paper and in-person audits

  • Certificates are valid a year

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