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Verifying natural ingredients via carbon-14 testing

Although natural labelling in the beauty industry has traditionally been notoriously unregulated, the outcome of four recent legal cases in the US indicates that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is willing to hold a company accountable for “100% natural” or “all natural” claims and take action when a product labelled as such is found to contain synthetic ingredients.1

 It is therefore in the commercial and legal interests of manufacturers to identify analytical tools that allow them to verify and measure the natural source before risking the bottom line and brand name. 

The move toward plant-based ingredients places a greater responsibility on cosmetics manufacturers to test that raw materials purchased as ‘natural’ have not been adulterated and to substantiate claims on their final products through reproducible analyses such as carbon-14 testing

Booming market for natural cosmetic products

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SCSS Suppliers Day - SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE MARRIOTT TANG PLAZA HOTEL
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August 2022

32nd IFSCC Congress

Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster
19-22 September 2022

in-cosmetics Latin America 2022

Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo
21 - 22 September

Cosmetorium 2022

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona
28 - 29 September

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in-cosmetics Asia 2022

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
1 - 3 November 2022

Access the latest issue of Personal Care Global on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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