CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

COSMOS - ORGANIC COSMETIC STANDARD

What is COSMOS?

COSMOS stands for “COSMetic Organic and Natural Standard“, which sets certification requirements for organic and natural cosmetics products in Europe. The standard is recognized globally by the cosmetic industry.

By adhering to specific guidelines, cosmetics marketers can use COSMOS signatures, which are registered trademarks, on packaging to confirm the products meet minimum industry requirements to be considered organic or natural.

COSMOS (Cosmetic Organic Standard) is a worldwide private standard. COSMOS adheres to principles such as promoting the use of ingredients from organic farming, using production and manufacturing processes that are environmentally sound and safe for human health, and including and expanding the concept of ‘green chemicals’.

Benefits of COSMOS Certification

Environmentally friendly production and processing processes respecting also human health.

Respect of biodiversity

Development of the concept of green chemicals

Absence of petrochemical ingredient : parabens, phenoxyethanol, perfumes and synthetic colorants

Responsible use of natural resources

Recyclable packaging

Who can be certified COSMOS Certification?

Shamkris Group

Cosmetics Manufactures

Shamkris Group

Cosmetics Producers

Shamkris Group

Cosmetics Reseller

Shamkris Group

Packaging

Shamkris Group

Product storage

Shamkris Group

Labeling

Document required for COSMOS Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of COSMOS Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Selection
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

Certification Body
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Certification Body

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

FAQ

Gaining a COSMOS ORGANIC or COSMOS NATURAL signature means that a company has met a number of in depth criteria to ensure consumers that their products are genuine organic or natural. This criteria is not only focused on ingredients but checked at various points in the journey of the product.

COSMOS specifies raw materials selection as well as formulation requirements for natural and organic cosmetics. ECOCERT approves the percentage content of ingredients of natural origin and certified organic ingredients that need to be listed on the label.