COSMOS is a European standard which ensures that ingredients are sourced from organic farming, and no synthetic chemicals have been used to farm these ingredients.
It was developed by five charter members and governing bodies for Organic Certification in Europe
- BDIH (Germany)
- Cosmebio (France)
- Ecocert (France)
- ICEA (Italy)
- Soil Association (UK)
The COSMOS regulations surrounding truly organic cosmetics are very strict. Under this standard, companies are assessed based on the origin and processing of ingredients, composition of the product, storage, manufacturing and packaging, and the environment. For a product to be labelled as fully organic under the COSMOS standard, at least 95% of all ingredients must be from certified organic sources.