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What is the purpose of COSMOS certification ?

COSMOS certification allows your organic or natural cosmetics to be commercialized worldwide

The key guarantees of organic and natural cosmetics certification :

The COSMOS certification guarantees:

  • environmentally friendly production and processing processes respecting also human health.

  • development of the concept of green chemicals

  • responsible use of natural resources

  • respect of biodiversity

  • absence of petrochemical ingredient ( except for authorized preservatives): parabens, phenoxyethanol, perfumes and synthetic colorants

  • absence of GMO

  • recyclable packaging

How to get the COSMOS label on your products?

It is certification according to the international COSMOS standard or the private Ecocert standard which enables the labelling of your natural or organic cosmetics.
All the products marketed with the Ecocert logo have been verified by our teams: from composition to processing and packaging. Consumers are thus given a transparent information on the content in natural and organic ingredients displayed on the products.

Natural origin
All the ingredients are from natural origin except a restrictive approved ingredients list (including preservatives) autorized in small quantity.
On average, Ecocert certifies products contain 99% ingredients of natural origin.

Promoting Organic
A beauty care product is COSMOS ORGANIC certified only if:

  • 95% minimum of the plants it contains are organic

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

Note: water or minerals are not regarded as "organic" for they are not from agriculture. Since water is a major component of numerous cosmetic formulas, it implies a dilution of the proportion of organic ingredients out of the total of the product. Thus a massage oil which does not contain water may display up to 100% of organic ingredients.

Who can apply to get COSMOS label ?

Producers of raw materials, manufacturers, brands or any player of the cosmetics sector can apply for this organic and natural cosmetics label.

Which raw materials / packaging can be used?

Access the largest database with:

COSMOS certified organic certified ingredients
COSMOS approved natural raw materials
perfumers offering fragrance compositions
validated packaging

Are you a packaging manufacturer, formulator, raw material supplier or perfumer ? Please contact our experts to increase your visibility.

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Why choose Ecocert?

For over 30 years of experience for audit and certification of organic products in France and in more than 130 countries, Ecocert is the world's leading specialist in the certification of sustainable practices.

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