4. Is it Clean or is it Natural?
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Clean and natural are very important topics in the cosmetics industry today, but the definitions of these trends can be complicated and easy to confuse one with the other. In this episode, Kobo’s specialists will discuss the definitions of clean and natural, the differences between them and how they relate to sustainability.

Links for more information:

Kobo Ingredients with Natural Origin:

Global: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-NaturalProductsGlobal.pdf

North America: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-NaturalProductsNA.pdf

Latin America: http://koboproductsinc.com/Downloads/Kobo-NaturalProductsLatAm.pdf

UN Global Sand Observatory Initiative: https://unepgrid.ch/en/activity/sand

Are Minerals renewable: https://renewablepedia.com/are-minerals-renewable/

ISO 16128: https://blog.alpol-cosmetique.com/en/iso-16128-standard-how-does-it-define-the-organic-share-of-natural-cosmetics/

Questions about ISO 16128: https://www.cosmebio.org/en/reports/natural-and-organic-cosmetics-13-questions-of-consumers-about-iso-16128/

Natural Cosmetics Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5017/text?r=4&s=1

Sephora Clean Beauty: https://www.sephora.com/beauty/clean-beauty-products

CREDO – The Dirty List: https://credobeauty.com/pages/the-dirty-list-1

Whole Food Clean Beauty: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/quality-standards/beauty-body-care-standards

10 Beauty Regulatory & Litigation Concerns for 2021: https://www.gcimagazine.com/business/rd/regulatory/10-Beauty-Regulatory--Litigation-Concerns-for-2021-573816821.html


Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents.

Learn more at: www.koboproducts.com

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