Largest provider of ingredients for natural cosmetics

Five active ingredients by BASF for cosmetics and body care products have for the first time been approved as organic according to COSMOS-standard. This includes the active ingredients “Dulcemin” from sweet almond seed flour, “Lipofructyl” on the basis of Argan oil as well as the skin care ingredient “Elestan” extracted from the leaves of the West African Manilkara tree.

The German company is the largest provider of raw materials for natural and organic products according to COSMOS: In Europe, 120 cosmetic ingredients by the company have been approved according to COSMOS-standard, globally a total of 145 products received approval.“Cosmetics manufacturers who want to receive certification of their products according to COSMOS will find that we offes the largest range of ingredients on the market – from basic raw materials su ch as surfactants and emollients to skin care additives and actives”, says Ute Griesbach, Marketing Manager Personal Care Europe. The COSMOS-standard (COSMetic Organic Standard) distinguishes between natural cosmetics (Cosmos-natural) and organic cosmetics (Cosmos-organic) and sets the respective requirements for certification. Ingredients used in cosmetic products are divided into five categories for each of which the necessary requirements are specified.

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