Launched in 2011, COSMOS (COSMetic Organic Standard) is a European standard for certified organic cosmetics and is used in more than 45 countries. Behind COSMOS are five organic labeling schemes that have joined forces to creates one common organic label to help consumers in their search for certified organic cosmetics:
- BDIH (Germany)
- ICEA (Italy)
- Cosmebio (France)
- Soil Association (United Kingdom)
- Ecocert Greenlife SAS (France)
Ecocert is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991 and specialized in the certification of organic agricultural products. Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for "natural and organic cosmetics" in 2003.
Ecocert is responsible for managing the label, which is why the label is called Ecocert COSMOS.
Ecocert COSMOS certifies both organic cosmetics (COSMOS ORGANIC) and natural cosmetics (COSMOS NATURAL). To obtain the COSMOS ORGANIC label, 95% of the product's plant-based ingredients must be organic, and at least 20% of the product must be organic (10% for rinse-off products).
We are currently in the process of getting the Ecocert COSMOS ORGANIC logo on our various ZENZ Organic Shampoos and Oil Treaments. Our latest product Treatment Shampoo Rhasosul no. 16 already have already been certified COSMOS ORGANIC.
We have chosen Ecocert COSMOS ORGANIC because:
COSMOS-certified products are produced to the highest standards for natural and certified organic cosmetics and are safe, effective and good to use. The certification is widely and globally recognized and serves as an international standard that is easy to identify for the consumer.
When specific ingredients have different criteria from the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and COSMOS, we prioritize the Swan label as they focus more on health and because they are a state-owned, whereas COSMOS is privately owned.
You can read more about COSMOS by clicking here.