Natural and organic cosmetics standards body COSMOS says that the number of its certified products has almost doubled, with a 92% increase during 2018.

COSMOS reports that with the number of certified ingredients also seeing growth – up 31% in 2018 – it now has over 17,000 certified products and ingredients. 78% of COSMOS products are certified organic.

At this week’s Vivaness natural beauty event in Nuremberg, COSMOS his hosting 35 exhibitors on its pavilion, with its biggest ever presence at Europe’s biggest trade show for organic and natural cosmetics.

The new COSMOS standard came in to active service on 1 January 2019, and provides more detail on the requirement for certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) for palm oil-based ingredients across all COSMOS supply chains, aimed at ensuring negative impact on natural ecosystems, including primary rainforests.

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