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COSMOS Standard: How to Get Organic or Natural Certification Today?

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Recorded on Feb 22, 2017

Be armed with relevant and easy-to-digest information and strategies to get COSMOS-certification for your natural and organic formulations by understanding key aspects of the new, stringent and complex standards.

Dr. Barbara Olioso will present a detailed overview of COSMOS Standard (different types of allowed ingredients, approved raw materials, restrictions...) and share ‘formulator-friendly’ strategies to boost the organic content in your formulation to meet the minimum requirements... 

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Dr. Barbara Olioso Presented By:
Dr. Barbara Olioso

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Regulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

The new COSMOS standards are fast becoming the most globally recognized and used industry standards for natural and organic cosmetics. To achieve the required certification at one go, the key aspects of these multi-faceted standards need to be understood well. Going through the vast information online can be a daunting task! And getting individual training from certification bodies is expensive. Join this course and:


  1. Get a formulation-centric review of the key aspects of the new COSMOS standard (Natural and Organic).
  2. Receive hands-on expert insight on how to choose ingredients and raw materials from the positive list, how to adapt the formulation based on final application (skin-care, hair-care, color...) 
  3. Learn how to make calculations (% extract...) to boost organic content of your formulation to meet the minimum requirements 


Who should view this course?

Natural & Organic Cosmetics formulators, manufacturers & sellers with a need to get their products COSMOS-certified.

Course Outline

  1. Overview of the new COSMOS Standard - Natural & Organic


  2. Which ingredients (PPAI, CPAI, SyMo, NNI...) & raw materials are allowed?


  3. How to boost % organic content in formulations?


  4. How to achieve certification for different types of products (rinse-off, leave on, color…) ?


  5. Other Factors and Criteria Impacting Certification 


  6. Examples of COSMOS-certified Products 




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Members Reviews

I have a more thorough understanding of how to calculate the percent natural and organic, as well as knowing what needs to be considered.

Joan W. , from PhytogenX, Inc.

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