Natural Cosmetic Solutions, Inc (NCS) was incorporated in 2004. The company decided to focus on the formulation of safe, natural cosmetic products. The cosmetic chemist for NCS, Marilyn Patterson, has a background in organic chemistry and immunology which led her to question some of the traditional ingredients used in formulating regular cosmetic products. 0rganic and natural cosmetic ingredients were investigated but it was found that there were no government regulations for organic or natural. Europe was ahead of North America in defining natural and organic cosmetics.A need for guidelines to help choose safe ingredients led to Ecocert, a French company which certifies Organic and Natural Cosmetics. It defines what is allowed and what is not allowed and why. In order to ensure agreement with these guidelines, each ingredient used by NCS in product development has been further researched to ensure that an ingredient is safe and eco friendly.NCS works with the client to develop a cosmetic product line that fits the client’s philosophy and brand concepts. Marilyn Patterson is familiar with all organic and natural certification bodies. This area is constantly changing and requires continuing research to stay current. If a client wishes to develop a natural or organic line, NCS is one of the best choices for product development.