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Cosmos Organic - Soil Association

Cosmos Organic - 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

  • 95% of the plant-based ingredients are organic

  • At least 20% of organic ingredients are present in the total formula (10% for rinse-off products)

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

  • Manufacturing practices respect the organic standard

  • Minimize packaging

  • Certificates are based on paper and in-person audits

  • Certificates are valid for 1 year

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