The CGMP rule defines the necessary issues for manufacturing high-quality cosmetics, evaluating the quality control standard, designating and managing follow-up. CGMP certification is only provided to factories which established their manufacturing equipment in accordance with the recent food and medicinal GMP certification. Cosmax acquired its CGMP certification in 1998.
ISO 9001 is the international certification for quality management. In 2000, Cosmax became the first Korean business in the ODM/OEM industry to acquire ISO 9001 certification. This certification guarantees that the products provided to the customers are supported by a service system that meets the requirements outlined by the ISO standards, and is maintained and managed in accordance with them.
ISO 14001 is the international certificate that proves the company abides by environmental management principles. In 2005, we obtained the ISO14001 certificate, which proves that we follow environmental management procedures in manufacturing our products. In order to achieve our environmental management, we will define procedures, establish organizations, and distribute human and physical resources in an efficient manner to ensure systematic and continuous improvements of the environment.
This international certificate proves that the working environment and health system of the company meet the international standard. In September 2007, Cosmax became the first in the Korean cosmetics industry to acquire this certificate. This certification is essential if a company is to expand to foreign markets.
ECO-CERT is a certification organization designed to perform a quality test and rescreen the compliance whether the agricultural food and its processed product comply with the organic regulations as to manage and grant the organic certificate to other company in accordance with EU (European Union) Laws. This ECO-CERT is recognized not only in Europe, but also globally. COSMAX has acquired this ECO-CERT first in the ODM industry and is specialized in developing and producing various organic cosmetics.
International Standard Certification
The international standard for GHP of cosmetics. This manufacturing standard ensures quality and safety, making it essential for exporting products. With this certificate secured, Cosmax abides to the 17 conditions related to manufacturing cosmetics. We satisfy the requirements of the international community, and earn the trust of our customers.
US OTC products are the generic drugs that can be purchased without Doctor’s prescription. If cosmetics are identified as OTC, they must register in US FDA and pass licensing procedures for medicines. Generally, sun products sold in developed countries such as USA are classified as generic drugs, not cosmetics. OTC products are also classified as cosmetics and quasi-drugs. So cosmetics and quasi-drug regulations must be met to ensure legal distribution of products. In 2015, COSMAX is the only company in Korea to pass regulation on US FDA OTC products and provide safe cosmetics to the consumers around the world.
MUI is recognized as one of the world’s top three HALAL certification organizations. It recognized in more than 40 countries as well. Halal is an Arabic word meaning “Allowed” according to Islamic law, and refers to a product that Muslims can eat and use. COSMAX Indonesia is the first Korean cosmetic ODM company to receive certification from MUI in 2016. This certification is essential for the advancement of Halal market. As it is difficult to produce, it is possible to secure a strong demand for the Muslim women who are difficult to use cosmetics.
In general, to export cosmetics and OTC(Over The Counter) product to Canada, we must meet Health Canada standards for safety and efficacy. This certification has a high entry barriers and a rigorous examination than the US FDA standards. COSMAX is the first in the industry to receive certification from Health Canada for manufacturing of cosmetics and OTC product and provide safe cosmetics to the consumers around the world.