ICEA (Environmental and Ethical Certification Institute) the most important Italian certification body is a founding member of COSMOS-AISBL, a non-profit international association that developed the first harmonized standard for natural and organic cosmetics, result of more than ten years of standardization work with other big European certification bodies. A complex and highly technical work that addressed the needs of their members, certified operators and consumers.
The new and very strict European standard involve two different certification levels: one for organic products Cosmos Organic, (where the product must contains a minimum percentages of organic ingredients) and one for natural products Cosmos Natural (where the product must complies with the Standard in all other respects, but do not have the minimum organic percentages. In both levels all the ingredients are controlled and approved to be used in formula. The consumer will find on the label the percentage of organic and natural origin ingredients in the product.