Cosmos Natural

Since  September 1, 2009, Cosmos, is the New International Standard for Bio and Natural Cosmetics and came into force as a result of a long study and sharing process that allowed the main certification bodies to compare with each other: the Italian ICEA, the French ECOCERT and COSMEBIO, the German BIDH, the English SOIL ASSOCIATION.

Cosmos, as a matter of fact, establishes the features of natural and organic Cosmetics in the EU.

COSMOS STANDARD

Since  September 1, 2009, Cosmos, is the New International Standard for Bio and Natural Cosmetics and came into force as a result of a long study and sharing process that allowed the main certification bodies to compare with each other: the Italian ICEA, the French ECOCERT and COSMEBIO, the German BIDH, the English SOIL ASSOCIATION.

Cosmos, as a matter of fact, establishes the features of natural and organic Cosmetics in the EU.

COSMOS What it is certified

The COSMOS specification provides for two possible levels of certification“Cosmos Organic” and Cosmos “Natural”.

Obviously, the first level is more stringent and demanding because it integrates the requirements of naturalness and green chemistry with the use of significant quantities (declared on the label) of components from organic farming.

To obtain the Cosmos Organic certification trademark, at least 20% of the total ingredients must be organic.

Exceptions are rinsing products and products containing at least 80% of mineral ingredients (in this case the limit is reduced to 10%). The ingredients resulting from agricultural products physically processed and present in the formula must be at least 95% organic.

Cosmetic products which, despite containing natural raw materials, do not reach high levels of organic content in formula, can only be certified as natural; in this case on the label appears the wording “Cosmos Natural ” and the percentage of organic raw materials in formula can be indicated.

For both levels of certification, the biological calculation excludes water and minerals. Within the standard, limitations are placed on methodologies, processes of chemical synthesis and on the transformation of natural products (of vegetable, animal or microbial origin) used. The extraction processes used must be included in a specific list attached to the specification.

The use of raw materials obtained from animals or plants appearing on European and International lists of protected species is prohibited.

Milk, honey, wax and other ingredients of animal origin produced by the same animals and not derived from their killing or suffering may be used.

Unlike food products, in the cosmetic sector there is no regulation that establishes what is a biological and/or natural cosmetic.

ICEA / COSMOS products guarantee

Certification becomes, therefore, a voluntary choice pursued by the most evolved and virtuous companies that feel the need to provide customers with greater guarantees, subjecting themselves to the controls of an independent and professional organization that guarantees their correct operation and the ecological qualities of the products.

Example:

Pacifier Symbol:
Recommended from Birth
Cosmos Natural logo:
Provides customers with greater reliability,
Control of individual ingredients,
Production chain tracking,
Mandatory tests.
Evaluated under pediatric control:
Greater safety and reliability for Mothers