About Our Certification

About Our Certification

You would have heard us say constantly that our products are certified organic, but who certifies our products and what does that process entail and mean for you as a consumer?

Who is COSMOS?

COSMOS-standard AISBL is a not-for-profit, international and independent association based in Brussels, who manages the COSMOS-standard. The COSMOS-standard association consists of five founding members who now authorize and oversee the certification, including the Soil Association (UK), Ecocert (France), Cosmebio (France), BDIH (Germany), and AIAB/ICEA (Italy). The “COSMetic Organic Standard” was officially launched in February 2011, with these founding members combining their expertise to the continuous development and management of the COSMOS-standard.

Who is ECOCERT?

Founded in France 1991, ECOCERT specialized in the certification of organic agricultural products and was the very first certification body to develop standards for “natural and organic cosmetics. ECOCERT had become a benchmark in organic certification worldwide, winning the confidence of consumers and professionals, and their certification standards now fall under the broader COSMOS-standard noted above and set forth in early 2017.

Why do we ensure our products are certified?

Certified organic is the most heavily regulated ingredient system in the world and guarantees no toxic synthetic pesticides, herbicides or chemicals are used in the production of ingredients or manufacturing of products. At KORA Organics our products are officially certified by the world’s leading international certification body COSMOS-standard AISBL/Ecocert.

“Being certified organic is a rigorous and time-consuming process.

Everything we do has to be approved by them from not only an ingredient and formulation standpoint but also the packing (internally & externally), as well all the verbiage that’s written on the packaging.

This gives the assurance to the customer that they are getting what they are paying for – clean, quality certified organic skincare.”

– Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr in garden with lime tree

What’s involved in the certification process?

The certification process includes a yearly audit of all registered companies, suppliers, and manufacturers to ensure compliance with the strict regulations set out by the certification body. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record-keeping, and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards which have been set. Certified organic foods and fibre are spared the application of toxic and persistent insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers. In the long run, organic farming techniques provide a safer, more sustainable environment for everyone and more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of using and consuming certified organic products and foods.

Why do we ensure our products are certified?

The COSMOS-standard is a new cosmetic certification developed to harmonize various certifications and labels in order to create one standard that is internationally recognized for natural and organic cosmetics. The main goal is to uphold the inspection and certification of organic and ecological products, eco-friendly systems, and respect for the environment throughout the production chain. 

The COSMOS-standard core principles include:

  • Promoting the use of products from organic agriculture, and respecting biodiversity
  • Using natural resources responsibly and respecting the environment
  • Using processing and manufacturing that are clean and respectful of human health and environment
  • Integrating and developing the concept of “Green Chemistry” instead of using petrochemicals
  • Providing transparency for consumers

At KORA Organics, we believe that healthy skin is the most beautiful skin and we will forever strive to bring you products that are of the highest quality and integrity.

KORA Organics
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