COSMOS Certified Cosmetic Manufacturer

The COSMOS certification allows organic or natural cosmetics to be commercialised worldwide. The cert is well recognised and illustrates to consumers that their products are genuinely organic or natural cosmetics produced to the highest feasible sustainability practices making it a popular certification within the cosmetics industry where there is a consumer demand for organic and sustainable products.

The certification is developed to ensure cosmetic products are formulated and developed in accordance with four guiding principles.

  • Promoting the use of products from organic agriculture and respecting biodiversity.
  • Using natural resources responsibly and respecting the environment.
  • Using processing and manufacturing that are clean and respectful of human health and the environment.
  • Integrating and developing the concept of “green chemistry”.

The COSMOS-standard defines the criteria companies must meet to ensure their products are genuinely organic or natural and sustainable. The established certification indicates to the consumer that sustainable practices have occurred in the sourcing manufacturing, marketing and control of cosmetic products.

For a cosmetic product to be COSMOS certified, several factors must be inspected to ensure that the product is organic and that practices are sustainable.

  1. The origin of a products ingredients and the processing of the ingredients

This relates to the formulation of a product. This test inspects whether the ingredients used and the processes to create the product, are respectful to the environment.

  1. The composition of the total product

This test calculates the organic content of ingredients and how much organic content is needed to certify the product as organic.

  1. Storage, manufacturing and packaging

This inspection is to test whether manufacturing is respectful to human health and the environment. The manufacturing facility is inspected to ensure adequate cleanliness, hygiene and traceability procedures are implemented throughout all production processes, and packaging is checked to verify it is respectful to the environment.

  1. Environmental management

In order to verify processes are respectful to the environment, this test verifies that production processes manage, minimise and recycle waste.

  1. Labelling and communication

This inspects product labelling and company marketing to ensure the necessary information is provided and there are no misleading claims.

  1. Inspection, certification and control

This step verifies that an independently accredited authorised competent body conducts all previous testing. We are subject to a number of random “spot checks” throughout the year to ensure our products and practices are in accordance with COSMOS regulations.

Getting your Cosmetic Product COSMOS Certified

Contract Formulations acts as a manufacturing partner with a vast amount of experience and knowledge that can assist your brand in attaining its COSMOS certification. At Contract Formulation, we have strict procedures in place that are compliant with COSMOS regulation for storage, manufacturing and packaging, environmental management, labelling and communication and inspection, certification and control. These procedures benefit our clients who wish for their products to be COSMOS accredited. Our quality control officer and formulations chemist can work with your brand to ensure the origin of a products ingredients and the processing of the ingredients, and the composition of the total product are compliant with cosmos guidelines while also true to your brand’s identity and value proposition.


To find out how we can tailor our services to suit your product development journey and business needs contact us for more information.