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Biobased certification for skin care products

Product ingredients are a significant factor that consumers take into consideration when making purchasing decisions. This is evident within the personal care sector, which is witnessing a preference for ecofriendly ingredients as the market experiences a shift away from petrochemical-based ingredients toward plant-derived options.1

For skin care items such as sunscreens, moisturizers, lotions, and facial care products, manufacturers are including biobased material, ingredients derived from biomass resources, to keep up with the growing trend for naturally-derived ingredients.1 In addition, to demonstrate the use of eco-friendly ingredients in skin care products, several manufacturers are opting to certify their products to display biobased eco-labels. The use of biobased eco-labels tends to create consumer confidence in the products they are purchasing and often affects consumer purchasing decisions. Recognizable certification schemes for biobased products include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® Program, in which eligible products can display the USDA Biobased eco-label. Carbon-14 testing is required by the USDA BioPreferred program, in addition to several other biobased certification schemes, in order to validate the percentage of biobased content that comprises a product&

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in-cosmetics Korea 2022

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13 - 15 July 2022

SCSS Suppliers Day - SINGAPORE

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Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster
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