COSMOS | Cosmetic Organic and Natural Standard

COSMOS | Cosmetic Organic and Natural Standard

Europe COSMOS Cosmetics Testing
Europe COSMOS Cosmetics Testing

The Cosmetic Organic and Natural Standard (COSMOS) is responsible for setting standards for the cosmetics industry in Europe. The COSMOS marking on cosmetics packaging verify that the product has met specific requirements for organic and natural products. More than 1,600 cosmetics manufacturers in 45 countries follow the requirements set by the COSMOS standard.

The European organization began in 2002 after meeting at a trade show to discuss global standards. Compromised of 5 members, the organization published the international standard in 2010. Within the standard there are four separate signatures: organic, natural, COSMOS certified, and COSMOS approved.

The 5 organizations that created the COSMOS did so in an effort to regulate the quality of cosmetics products. The standard imposes global regulations for all cosmetics products to simplify the certification process, increase transparency, and increase consumers trust in products, especially those labeled natural or organic.

For a product to be labeled organic under COSMOS it must use only organic ingredients. To be labeled a natural product, it must be made of natural ingredients or come from ingredients of natural origin.

Need COSMOS or other cosmetics testing? Submit a request on our website or by calling 1-855-377-6821 today!

The following are cosmetic tests we have received, view more on our website:

  • Cosmetics Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed with validated USP method for Colloidal Oatmeal (0.9-1.1%) testing using the USP 41 Monograph. The method will be used for testing 7 finished goods to be tested in a lotion in a short-timeframe. Therefore, the laboratory MUST already have a verified and validated method.
  • Dermatology Clinical Research Laboratory needed for cosmetics efficacy studies testing on a product to show it’s reduction/elimination of blackheads and comedones.
  • Cosmetics Laboratory needed for p-hydroxyanisole content in gel polish.
  • Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for reverse engineering of cosmetics cream to determine key ingredients
  • Company needs Cosmetics Laboratory to provide quote and timeline for allergen testing in body cream.
  • Cosmetics Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for reverse engineering/deformulation of long wearing lip gloss product to duplicate/reformulate the product to increase the length of wear.
  • Cosmetics Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for reverse engineering/deformulation of long wearing lip gloss product to duplicate/reformulate the product to increase the length of wear.
  • Cosmetics Laboratory needed for alcohol content testing in finishe hand/body soap product that contain beer and wine.
  • Cosmetics Laboratory needed for testing to ensure nail polish is vegan and to determine if it is 5/7/8/9/ or 10 free. of non-toxic substances.

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