Updated: Mar 13
Do you know, what does it actually mean?
This week’s symbols are not the most common ones, at least for time being, but we believe they should be mentioned. Either one or the other, they equally give you some reassurance when you are buying a product with them on it.
ECOCERT COSMOS NATURAL and ECOCERT COSMOS ORGANIC are used in the beauty industry, and allow companies to trade their natural and/or organic cosmetics worldwide.
In order to get the COSMOS (COSMetics Organic Standard) label, Ecocert states that their teams analyse products starting out with composition, passing through processing, and reaching the packaging phase.
As a result of these procedures, consumers will have a better and clearer knowledge of the natural and/or organic content that the product comprises.
If you happen to buy a product with the aforementioned symbols, there are a few things that the certification process to obtain it ensures you, such as:
Processing mechanisms recognizing human health.
Sustainable use of natural resources.
Consideration for biodiversity.
Absence of petrochemical ingredients (except authorised preservatives of a restricted list, like: parabens, phenoxyethanol, perfumes and synthetic colourants).
No Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Excluding components of the restricted list that are only authorised in small quantities; Ecocert reassures the ingredients are all from natural origin and reenforces - on average - certified goods contain 99% ingredients of natural origin.
For a beauty product to have the ECOCERT COSMOS ORGANIC stamp, said product must include a minimum of 95% organic plants plus it must contain no less than 20% of organic ingredients in the entirety of the product. For rinse-off products, the percentage must be no less than 10%.
The recipients eligible for these certifications thus the permission to use the logos are producers of raw materials, manufactures, brands or any enterprise linked to the cosmetics sector.
If you compare this symbol with some of the ones we’ve seen in the past, you can agree that symbols like this do hold some water. They’re important to keep you, the consumer, not only informed but safe and free of all those nasty chemicals that will eventually harm your health and wellbeing.