The COSMOS standard AISBL is a non-profit international association, founded by BDIH, Cosmebio, Ecocert, ICEA and the Soil Association. The association has created a COSMOS standard, awarding two types of certificates for natural and organic cosmetics products: COSMOS NATURAL and COSMOS ORGANIC. The COSMOS ORGANIC certificate requires more organically produced ingredients than the COSMOS NATURAL certificate.
COSMOS NATURAL certificate criteria:
nanomaterials, genetically engineered ingredients and irradiation are prohibited
palm oil must be organic or CSPO certified
direct and indirect environmental impacts of packaging activities must be minimized
an environmental management plan must be drawn up
Source: COSMOS standard AISBL