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– COSMOS-standard – Introducing Version 3.0

COSMOS is proud to announce the publication of Version 3.0 of its new scheme documents (the COSMOS-standard, Labelling Guide, Technical Guide, Control Manual).

The main aims of the Version 3.0 revisions have been to strengthen the COSMOS procedures and requirements for certification bodies, to integrate and streamline the various documents, to improve harmonisation and to address current developments and environmental concerns.

This Version 3.0. of the standard came into force on 1st September 2018 and will be applicable from the 1st of January 2019. However cosmetic products and raw materials which are not in compliance with applicable content of this Standard, Version 3.0, may continue to be certified or approved according to previous versions of this Standard until 31.12.2019, if their application date for certification or approval was prior to the 1st of January 2019.

– Join us at the Vivaness Congress 2019

Great COSMOS workshop coming up at Vivaness congress. Come and discuss with us, and join us for drinks at the COSMOS stand 7A-451 & 7A-443 afterwards to continue the debate. Looking forward to seeing you there.


For those of you attending Vivaness, Europe’s biggest trade show for organic & natural cosmetics next week, come and see us at 7A-451 & 7A-443. Perfect opportunity to find out how we have nearly doubled the number of our certified products during 2018. Plenty of opportunity for questions and debate with our 35 exhibitors, a mix of international companies with certified products or authorised certification bodies and associations. Looking forward to seeing you there!


– COSMOS in numbers

Latest figures on  the number of COSMOS certified products and ingredients

COSMOS in the media

– COSMOS position statement regarding ISO 16128 – February 2018

The statement can be found here:  COSMOS statement on ISO16128

– COSMOS statement on mineral UV filters

The COSMOS board has issued a statement on the use of mineral UV filters in COSMOS-certified sunscreens.  Having banned all mineral UV filters three years ago, the statement sets out new conditions for allowing certain Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide formulations that take into account both consumer safety and the precautionary principle.

The statement can be found here: COSMOS position mineral UV filters 100816