In the 2020 Organic Market Report, the Soil Association reveals that the UK organic market continues its eight year growth, climbing by 4.5% in 2019 to reach a record value of £2.45bn. The global natural cosmetics market was estimated to be worth $36bn in 2019 and is predicted to grow to $54bn by 2027.
The range of four new formulations allows brands and manufacturers in the personal care market to easily administer the change from Soil Association to COSMOS certified. The Soil Association no longer provides new certification to its own standard, only now offering new certifications to The COSMOS standard. The COSMOS standard oversees organic and natural certification within the personal care sector in Europe and COSMOS Organic is a certification for organic beauty products that use between 20 & 95%+ of organic materials.
Stephenson’s COSMOS certified Bodywash Base contains a natural liquid soap base made from organic oils. All the base requires is the simple addition of essential oils or fragrance and it can readily be thickened with salt. Containing organic glycerin naturally derived from organic sunflower and coconut oils, this liquid base is blended with gentle surfactants to provide a creamy lather. This base also allows the production of a certified bodywash, if the converter/filler also has organic certification.
The COSMOS certified Shampoo Base is fully formulated, contains mild surfactants and is pre-thickened, simply requiring the addition of fragrance and or essential oils. The product is blended with approved gentle surfactants to provide masses of creamy lather, is free from sulfates, SLS, SLES and parabens and is enriched with aloe vera.
The COSMOS certified Conditioner Base is blended with nourishing organic certified shea butter, jojoba, sunflower, olive and coconut oils. This base is fully formulated, pre-thickened and only requires the addition of organic essential oils or fragrance. It is suitable for all hair types and enriched with nourishing emollients.
Stephenson’s COSMOS certified Lotion Base is fully formulated and pre-thickened, only requiring organic fragrance or essential oils to create a product made with organic ingredients. Gentle on all skin types, it is enriched with moisturising aloe vera having a light, velvety texture that leaves skin feeling silky.
For more information regarding our COSMOS certified products, download our NEW Cosmos Guide book by clicking the link below.