Colonial Chemical Receives COSMOS Approval for Multiple Ingredients

  • Colonial Chemical receives additional COSMOS approvals and COSMOS Certification
  • Allows natural cosmetics ingredients to be marketed and commercialized globally
  • Completion of rigorous documentation audit processes
  • Assurance that the products contain genuine natural ingredients


SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN. (July 12, 2022): Colonial Chemical, Inc. announces that ten ingredients in its portfolio are now COSMOS approved. This includes the recent addition of Suga®Citrate L1C-C, the latest innovation in APG-based surfactant chemistry. Additionally, Cola®Det OKC-40, a chemically processed ago-ingredient using organic feedstocks, is now COSMOS Certified. The COSMOS approvals and certification allow Colonial Chemical’s natural cosmetics ingredients to be recognized globally for their use of sustainable feedstocks and processes. This approval was granted following Colonial Chemical’s completion of rigorous documentation audit processes for its ingredients by Ecocert Greenlife according to the COSMOS v3 Standard.


Speaking of the development, Dennis Abbeduto, Personal Care Business Manager, Colonial Chemical, stated, “…The increased demand for green chemistry and sustainable products indicates that consumers are aware of the importance of clean labels. Customers are seeking assurance that the products contain genuine natural ingredients used in personal care formulations. We are working to make sure that our products conform to global sustainability standards.”


COSMOS is an international non-profit organization and is responsible for setting standards for organic and/or natural ingredients used in the cosmetic industry. The standards are developed by BDIH (Germany), COSMEBIO and ECOCERT (France), ICEA (Italy) and the SOIL ASSOCIATION (UK) at European and international levels.


Colonial Chemical, Inc. is a privately held manufacturer of market-leading specialty surfactants with a focus on developing safe and innovative ingredients for modern formulary. The company supplies high quality products to the personal care, household, oil & gas, and industrial lubrication marketplace. Colonial Chemical serves North America and over fifty countries internationally. Learn more at


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