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BASF Personal Care Products Meet COSMOS Standard


LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany—BASF’s business unit Personal Care Europe announced 50 of its products were evaluated and approved for compliance with the COSMOS standard. Developed by Europe’s leading NGOs for natural and organic cosmetics, this new standard has been set up according to common requirements and definitions for this specific cosmetic segment.

“We are very excited to have so many products approved for compliance with the new cosmetics standard," said Ute Griesbach and Stephane Lacoutiére, European marketing managers. “This means when formulating organic and natural cosmetics according to the COSMOS standard, our customers can choose from a considerable range of recognized and approved products. We also plan to obtain certification for more products in the future, further expanding this choice."

The new international standard is the harmonized result of the most important national standards and reflects the increasingly international nature of the cosmetics market.

 In recent years, BDIH, COSMEBIO, ECOCERT Greenlife, ICEA and SOIL Association and their associated certification bodies have been working together to harmonize their various certification schemes and rules, in order to develop a single internationally recognized standard. Officially launched by COSMOS AISBL in April 2011, the new standard offers full transparency and comparability for purchasers of cosmetic ingredients, i.e., manufacturers, and therefore for consumers, too.

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