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ISO 16128 natural, mineral and organic cosmetic ingredients

The ISO 16128 standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) comprises guidelines on definitions for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients and offers a framework to determine the natural content of ingredients as well as formulations. This is an addition to existing standards, such as COSMOS or NATRUE, with aims of providing a harmonized definition for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, to increase transparency for both manufacturers and consumers.

To be defined as natural, organic, or mineral, products must be greater than 50% when calculated using one of the methods stated in the ISO 16128 standard. It is important to note that this is not a certification but a guide to calculating and categorising personal care ingredients. The ultimate aim is to aid ingredient selection when formulating, to meet the growing consumer demand for natural cosmetics.

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The rise in popularity of the ISO 16128 standard is unsurprising as there has never been an industry-wide definition of natural. Trends such as Clean Beauty, DIY Beauty and Vegan Beauty have all contributed to this significant rise in demand for natural ingredients and formulations.

We are passionate about helping our customers meet market demand and ensuring we have information on our ingredients that meet the criteria of the ISO 16128 standard, is just one example of how we are doing this. To meet the needs of our customers, we have complied an extensive list of products that meet the definitions outlined in the ISO 16128 standard. These have been embedded into our online green guide product finder to make it quick and easy when searching for products with natural credentials. We are constantly innovating more natural and sustainable ingredients, whilst also growing our list of personal care ingredients with natural certifications or compliance. 

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