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.
After 31st December 2016, all new and reformulated products will need to be certified to the COSMOS standards.
Please note, the COSMOS Standards have now been updated to version 3.1 (able to view below). Version 3.1 comes into force on the 1st June 2020 with immediate date of application.
COSMOS Standards v3.1
Applicable from 1st June 2020.Read the Standard
Soil Association Health & Beauty Standards
Applicable for businesses which create lifestyle and/or medical products such as household cleaning products or intimate health products. This standard is applicable for existing products certified before 1st January 2017 for non-cosmetic products. Please note that the latest update to these standards (v16.10) contains no changes to the text or meaning of any standards, only small edits to chapter references.Read the Standard
The COSMOS labelling guide, technical guide and control manual have been updated in accordance to the launch of COSMOS Standards V3.1. These documents can be found here.
COSMOS Standard Support Guide 2018Read the Support Guide