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Cosmos Standard Organic

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.

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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 a year

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