Cosmos Organic e Natural

Certifies cosmetic products and raw materials for cosmetics . It guarantees compliance with the main international standard for cosmetic products, the COSMOS standard , born from the collaboration between the main certification bodies and international organizations in the sector.

INFORMATION

The specification COSMOS has two possible levels of certification “Cosmos Organic” and Cosmos “Natural”. Obviously, the first level is more stringent and demanding because it integrates the requirements of naturalness and green chemistry with the use of significant quantities (and declared on the label) of components of organic farming . To get the Cosmos Organic certification mark at least 20% of the total of the ingredients must be organic. An exception is rinsing products and products that contain at least 80% of ingredients of mineral origin (in this case the limit drops to 10%). The ingredients of agricultural derivation physically transformed present in the formula, must instead be organic at least for 95%. Cosmetic products that , while presenting natural raw materials, do not reach high levels of organic in formula , can only be certified as natural in this case the label “ Cosmos Natural ” appears on the label and the percentage of organic raw materials in the formula can be indicated. For both levels of certification, the calculation of organic excludes water and minerals. Within the standard limitations are placed on methodologies and processes of chemical synthesis and on transformations of natural products (vegetable, animal or microbial origin) used. The extraction processes used must be present in a special list attached to the specification. It is forbidden to use raw materials derived from animals or plants that appear in European and International lists of protected species . Raw materials derived from live or slaughtered animals cannot be used. Instead, the use of milk, honey, wax and other ingredients of animal origin is admitted produced by the animals themselves and not derived from their suppression or suffering

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

1

Preliminary evaluation.
Initial evaluation of the products and the production process which includes, among other things, the evaluation of the composition of the products for which certification is requested, as well as the compliance of raw materials through the technical sheets of all the components. For all organic ingredients, the certification issued by authorized control and certification bodies is required. Non-organic ingredients must be included in the appropriate lists of ingredients approved in the Cosmos circuit.
2

On-site inspection.
On-site inspection aimed at verifying the effective compliance of the products with the requirements of the specification; the correct organization and management of manufacturing processes and internal procedures that may compromise the conformity of the product itself; compliance with relevant environmental criteria.
3

Issue of the Certificate of Conformity.
Issue of the Certificate of Conformity based on the information and data collected in the assessment and verification process. The certificate contains the list of certified products based on their classification: Cosmos Organic and Cosmos Natural.
4

Surveillance: periodic inspections and analyzes.
Annual monitoring which includes periodic inspections at the production units, warehousing and product distribution centers in order to verify the maintenance of the compliance conditions. ICEA also carries out samples for product analysis at the production plants.

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