March 28, 2017
The First Ever Ecocert COSMOS Certified Sunless Tan Collection
Organic and natural products are on the rise, and naturally (no pun intended) we couldn’t be more excited! We are especially excited to have introduced the first ever Ecocert COSMOS certified organic Sunless Tan Collection this spring. With a strong demand for a healthy sunless tanner from our fans, community, and industry, we were determined to set out to do so! Not only is our new collection loaded with good-for-your-skin ingredients and results in the most beautiful golden glow you ever did see, it is also Non-GMO, Vegan-Friendly, Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Perfume Free, and Eco-Certified Cosmos Certified.
What does this certification mean exactly? We thought you might ask! Read on to find out all of the benefits of this certification, and why we worked so hard to make it happen for you!
What does Eco-cert COSMOS mean and why does it matter?First off, the COSMOS-standard can be used by any company or manufacturer that wishes to produce and market organic or natural cosmetics to the highest standards. To do this, they must apply to an authorized certification body which will conduct a thorough audit of their operation to ensure all the requirements of the Standard are met which include the following:
Its guiding principles are to:
• Promote the use of products from organic agriculture, and respect biodiversity• Use natural resources responsibly, and respect the environment • Use processing and manufacturing that are clean and respectful of human health and the environment • Integrate and develop the concept of “Green Chemistry”
Origin and processing of ingredients:• Water – must comply with hygienic standards • Minerals and ingredients of mineral origin – must be of natural origin and may be modified with simple chemical reactions • Physically processed agro-ingredients – may be plant, animal or microbial origin but no GMOs, no critically endangered species, only products of (not a part of) animals • Chemically processed agro-ingredients – same as above, and the chemical treatments must respect the principles of Green Chemistry with the resulting ingredients complying with strict limitations of toxicity and biodegradability • Other ingredients – a very limited list of preservatives and some other ingredients and petrochemical moieties are temporarily allowed and are reviewed on a regular basis, taking into account availability of acceptable alternatives In a nutshell, the COSMOS standard is set in place to protect consumers and companies alike from products that are improperly marked as “organic” or “natural,” as we strive to uphold the highest standards with our entire collection of suncare products. We are so thrilled to bring your skin a beautiful, healthy, eco-certified glow (yes, that’s right)! You won’t believe the gorgeous color you’ll develop with our golden blend of Argan Oil, Vitamin C, Hibiscus and Chamomile Extract. We hope you will join the obsession with us and the rest of our Happy Sun Blockers! If you have any further questions regarding our Sunless Tan Collection or Eco-Cert COSMOS, please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information cited from cosmos-standard.org and www.soilassociation.org