BASF has reviewed its complete personal care portfolio according to the ISO standard criteria and calculating rules, providing manufacturers of cosmetic products guidance and information on the degree of natural origin of the ingredients.
The ISO 16128 standard of the International Organisation for Standardisation (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.
It is an addition to existing standards, e.g. COSMOS (COSMetic Organic Standard) or NATRUE. A harmonised definition for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients increases transparency for manufacturers and consumers alike.
“We offer a large selection of ingredients for manufacturers who want to formulate their products according to the ISO 16128 standard,” says Ute Griesbach, Senior Marketing Manager Personal Care Europe.
The BASF portfolio for natural and organic cosmetics ranges from basic raw materials, surfactants and emollients to additives and active ingredients.