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The founders of COSMOS-standard AISBL, the International non-profit association whose object is to offer an internationally recognized standard for organic and natural cosmetics, are pleased to announce the opening of application processes for the COSMOS-standard. This will concern certification to the new standard and membership of COSMOS-standard AISBL. Read more...

BDIH (Germany), COSMEBIO (France), ECOCERT Greenlife (France), ICEA (Italy) and SOIL Association (UK) are pleased to announce the constitution of COSMOS-standard AISBL. The International non-profit Association whose object is to develop the COSMOS-standard as an international and internationally recognized standard for organic and natural cosmetics.
More details are provided in the official press release. Additionally, BDIH is available for all questions. For technical aspects, Dr. Roland Grandel can give detailed information.

After the product labeling with one, two or three stars has been confronted with more and more criticism in the end, the Belgium natural cosmetics association NaTrue has now announced that this labeling will be abolished. In Harald Dittmarís view, the turning away from a multi-step labeling is a clear step towards the real needs of consumers: ďBy this development, we find ourselves confirmed in our conviction that consumers are not looking for a confusing differentiation, but for clearly recognisable, genuine natural cosmetics... read more

For nearly ten years, the BDIH label gives major orientation in purchasing natural cosmetics. It is a secure mark of quality throughout the full range of natural cosmetics and through all price ranges. The decision to adapt the standard 2009 to the requirements of the international market was successfully and is confirmed by the increasing number of certified products in Germany and abroad - the established label is by far not an exclusively German affair anymore ...

Read more in the current status report 2009