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 has become a benchmark in organic certification worldwide, winning the confidence of consumers and professionals.

COSMOS stands for “COSMetic Organic and Natural Standard”, which sets certification requirements for organic and natural cosmetics products in Europe. The standard is recognized globally by the cosmetic industry.

COSMOS specifies raw materials selection as well as formulation requirements for natural and organic cosmetics. ECOCERT approves the percentage content of ingredients of natural origin and certified organic ingredients that need to be listed on the label.

A significant portion of the ingredients utilized in Gratia Botanica products hold EcoCert and/or COSMOS approval. Nonetheless, whether or not they bear endorsement from these entities, I consistently opt for organic or natural origin ingredients.