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Cosmos Organic - ECOCERT

Cosmos Organic - ECOCERT

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. Ecocert is a certification body founded in 1991. They certify brands and products against various standards, mainly focusing on organic credentials but have incorporated other standards, mainly focusing on environmentally and socially responsible practices.

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Sustainable Development Goals
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Product Business

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 a year

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