Stephenson has launched its first range of COSMOS-approved personal care base products including Bodywash Base C, Hair Conditioner Base C, Shampoo Base C and Lotion Base C.
The formulations, which were previously accredited under the Soil Association standard, have been updated to meet the latest COSMOS certification standards, presenting more opportunities for organic-based products. The range of four formulations allows brands and manufacturers in the personal care market to administer the change from Soil Association-approved to COSMOS-certified standards.
Stephenson’s Bodywash Base C contains a natural liquid soap base made from organic oils. According to the company, all it requires is the addition of essential oils or fragrance, and it can readily be thickened with salt. Containing organic glycerin naturally derived from organic sunflower and coconut oils, this liquid base is blended with gentle surfactants to provide a creamy lather. The formula supports the production of COSMOS-certified body washes if the converter/filler also has organic certification.
The Shampoo Base C is also fully formulated, contains mild surfactants and is pre-thickened, only requiring the addition of fragrance and/or essential oils. The product is blended with surfactants to provide a creamy lather. Additionally, this formulation is free from sulfates, SLS, SLES and parabens.
Previously: Cosmetics & Toiletries Bath and Shower Formulary
The Conditioner Base C is blended with organic certified shea butter, jojoba, sunflower, olive and coconut oils. This base also is fully formulated, pre-thickened and only requires the addition of organic essential oils or fragrance. It is suitable for majority of hair types and enriched with nourishing emollients.
Finally, Stephenson’s Lotion Base C is fully formulated and pre-thickened as well, only requiring organic fragrance or essential oils to create a product made with organic ingredients. Gentle on a majority of skin types, it is enriched with Aloe vera to impart a light, velvety texture and leave the skin feeling silky.
“New and existing Stephenson customers using the new formulations can now display the recognized COSMOS accreditation and messaging on finished products,” said Richard Musgrave, marketing manager at Stephenson. “In meeting the COSMOS criteria, be assured that the bases not only have a range of versatile applications, but also feature improved product performance and greater sustainability claims.”
For more information, contact Stephenson Personal Care.