Ecocert COSMOS Organic

Ecocert COSMOS Organic

Ecocert is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991 and specialised in the certification of organic agricultural products. Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for “natural and organic cosmetics” in 2003.


COSMOS-certified products are produced to the highest standards for organic and natural cosmetics, and are safe, effective and good to use. COSMOS (COSMetic Organic Standard) is a European standard for organic cosmetics launched in 2011 and used in more than 45 countries. Behind COSMOS are five organic labelling schemes that have come together to create one common organic label that will help consumers in their research for organic cosmetics: 

  • BDIH (Germany)
  • Cosmebio (France)
  • Ecocert Greenlife SAS (France)
  • ICEA (Italy)
  • Soil Association (Great Britain)

Ecocert is responsible for managing the labelling scheme, and therefore the label is called Ecocert COSMOS.

Ecocert COSMOS certifies both organic cosmetics (COSMOS Organic) and natural cosmetics (COSMOS Natural). To obtain the COSMOS Organic label, 95% of the product's physically processed agro-ingredients must be organic, and at least 20% of the product must be organic, but only 10% in rinse-off products.

WE HAVE CHOSEN ECOCERT COSMOS ORGANIC LABEL BECAUSE:

COSMOS-certified products are produced to the highest standards for organic and natural cosmetics, and are safe, effective and good to use. Widely used organic and natural cosmetics standard recognised globally by the cosmetic industry. A harmonised international standard, which is easy to identify from the label. When specific ingredients have different criteria in the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and COSMOS, we prioritise the Swan label as they focus more on health and are a governmental institution whereas COSMOS is privately held.

Read more about Ecocert COSMOS Organic here

Read about ZENZ Organic's other certifications and labels here.

Download and read our Strategy for choice of certifications, ingredients and packaging here.