January 13, 2011
G.S. Cosmeceutical USA, Inc. Awarded USDA NOP
Livermore, CA, January 13, 2011— G.S. Cosmeceutical USA, Inc., a leading Bay Area-based custom contract manufacturer of cosmeceuticals, naturals/organics and OTC skincare products, was recently awarded certification as a USDA National Organic Program (NOP) certified organic handler of skincare products.
“As a longtime formulator and manufacturer of natural and organic-based skincare products, G.S. Cosmeceutical will proudly bear the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) seal as a handler of organic skincare products,” says CEO and Founder Gogi Sangha. “This distinction only solidifies our commitment to formulating and producing non-toxic, GMO- and pesticide-free products for those customers dedicated to organic skincare.”
Under USDA NOP guidelines, brands with formulas approved by an outside certifying agency and manufactured by certified handlers such as G.S. Cosmeceutical are able to display the organic language on their packaging labels, including a 70% to 95% “Made with Organics” or 95% or more “Organic” level. Additionally, those products approved and formulated to a 95% or higher level are able to bear the USDA NOP seal.
To achieve the certification, G.S. Cosmeceutical passed a stringent audit by CCOF Certification Services, qualifying in all areas, including cleaning and sanitizing procedures, intake and processing of all organic and non-organic materials, and formulation and production procedures.
Organic skincare products ensure consumers that the ingredients are free of synthetic toxins, pesticides/herbicides, genetically modified organics (GMOs) and artificial flavors and additives.
About G.S. Cosmeceutical USA, Inc.
G.S. Cosmeceutical USA, Inc. is a privately-owned contract manufacturing company. Headquartered in Livermore, California, the company is a leader in providing R&D, manufacturing and warehousing services to physicians, cosmetic entrepreneurs, corporate manufacturers, beauty start-ups and leading professionals in the spa and beauty industry. The company formulates across a broad range of categories, including anti-aging skincare, body care and hair care, organic- and natural-based products, paraben-free cosmetics and over-the-counter (OTC) cosmeceutical products.
For additional information, please contact Andrea Sercu, Marketing Manager of G.S. Cosmeceutical USA, Inc. at 925-583-1426 or visit http://www.gscos.com/.