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ISO Releases Standard on Natural and Organic Cosmetic Ingredients and Products

March 10, 2016

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO 16128-1:2016 Guidelines on Technical Definitions and Criteria for Natural and Organic Cosmetic Ingredients and Products -- Part 1: Definitions for Ingredients.

The standard provides guidance on the definitions of natural and organic cosmetic ingredients. It does not cover product communication (e.g. claims and labeling), human safety, environmental safety and socio-economic considerations (e.g. fair trade), and the characteristics of packaging materials or regulatory requirements applicable for cosmetics.

The standard was published on February 17, 2016.

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