version 3 - COSMOS STANDARD documents
For companies and manufacturers already certified or preparing for certification to the COSMOS-standard
VERSION 4.0 - COsMOS STANDARD documents
COSMOS-standard Version 4.0 applies since the 1st of June 2023.
These transitional measures are applicable as from June 1st, 2023 and supersede the measures published initially on January 1st, 2023. They will be formally updated and published by end of the year in Version 4.1 of the COSMOS-standard as below.
12.3.1 General rules
Raw materials that are submitted for certification or approval after 1st of June 2023 must comply with this Standard. Starting from 1st of December 2024, all raw materials must comply with this Standard.
Cosmetic products that are submitted for certification after 1st of June 2024 must comply with this Standard. Cosmetic products that have been certified under the previous version of the Standard can still be manufactured until 1st of December 2025. However, any cosmetic product manufactured after 1st of December 2025 must comply with this Standard.
12.3.2 Specific cases
§8 — packaging criteria: must be met before 1st of June 2025, if the submission date is prior to the 1st of June 2024.
OTHER RELEVANT documents
Other specific documents such as questionnaires which are necessary to be used during the application process can be obtained on simple request to one of the 12 COSMOS authorised Certification Bodies.