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Health & Beauty Standards
These standards set out the requirements for organic and natural health and beauty products certified to the internationally-recognised COSMOS standard and for Soil Association Health and Beauty Certified Products.
Version 4.0 of the COSMOS standard has been published (1st January 2023) and is applicable from 1st June 2023.
Download our useful guide to the standard changes to Version 4.0 from Version 3.1.
Soil Association Certification certifies products to the COSMOS-standard for products that are considered ‘cosmetic products’ by definition in the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009.
COSMOS Standards v4
Version 4 of the COSMOS Standards are applicable from 1st June 2023.Read the Standard
Soil Association Health & Beauty Standards
Applicable to personal care products, pet products and other products that cannot be considered ‘cosmetic products’ by definition in the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. Also applicable to existing cosmetic products that have not been reformulated to the COSMOS standard.Read the Standard
Supporting Documents for COSMOS V4.0
The COSMOS labelling guide, technical guide and control manual have been updated in accordance to the launch of COSMOS Standards V4.0.
Here you can read all of Beauty & Wellbeing FAQ. We cover: The difference between organic and natural certification, the process of certification along with queries about ingredients and labelling.