Why do different products have different seals?
• The USDA organic standard is an agriculture food standard and was created for food chemistry, not cosmetic chemistry. Cosmos Organic and Cosmos Natural and Soil Association Organic standards are cosmetic standards that provides rules surrounding cosmetic natural and organic chemistry. They have different definitions and allow different ingredients. Therefore the seal on the product depend upon the ingredients needed for each formula.
• USDA does not allow for Plant Stem Cells and Algae as they are not from soil and the USDA standard is an agriculture (soil/food) standard. These same actives but are used in cosmetics (COSMOS) and thus requires the appropriate corresponding seal.
• Different manufacturers and ingredients are certified to different certified organic and natural standards and two are required to use the seal that supports the ingredients being used.