Types of Certification
Thinking about getting certified?
COSMOS - the international standard for organic cosmetics
Beauty is a global industry. The Soil Association recognises this alongside demand for clarity between certification bodies and as a result teamed up with four international partners to create COSMOS, a worldwide standard. Since the 1st of January 2017, all newly certified products by each of the partners have to meet the COSMOS standards, which will eventually become the mainstream global standards for organic health and beauty.
The Soil Association Health & Beauty standards still exist for products that aren’t classed as a ‘cosmetics’ which include any household cleaning products, intimate health products and products that fall under the medical category.
For more information on our cosmetic standard download the COSMOS standard here
Types of certification we offer:
The below schemes are aimed at companies that supply materials to be used in COSMOS certified organic and/or natural cosmetic products.
Here you can read all of Beauty & Wellbeing FAQs. We cover: The difference between organic and natural certification, the process of certification along with queries about ingredients and labelling.