Many ingredients used in Amana products have been COSMOS certified.

What does it mean?

The COSMOS-standard applies to cosmetic products that are marketed as organic or natural. Its guiding principles are to:

  • promote the use of products from organic agriculture, and respect biodiversity;
  • use natural resources responsibly, and respect the environment;
  • use processing and manufacturing that are clean and respectful of human health and the environment;
  • integrate and develop the concept of “Green Chemistry”.

The Standard covers all aspects of the sourcing, manufacture, marketing and control of cosmetic products:

  • Origin and processing of ingredients;
  • Water – it must comply with hygienic standards;
  • Minerals and ingredients of mineral origin – must be of natural origin and may be modified with simple chemical reactions;
  • Physically processed agro-ingredients – may be plant, animal or microbial origin but no GMOs, no critically endangered species, only products of (not a part of) animals;
  • Chemically processed agro-ingredients – same as above, and the chemical treatments must respect the principles of Green Chemistry with the resulting ingredients complying with strict limitations of toxicity and biodegradability;
  • Other ingredients – a very limited list of preservatives and some other ingredients and petrochemicals are temporarily allowed and are reviewed on a regular basis, taking into account availability of acceptable alternatives.

The COSMOS-standard approval means that the products Amana makes and markets comply with  organic or natural cosmetics highest standards, demonstrating their integrity and safety.