NBN ISO 16128-2:2020

Cosmetics — Guidelines on technical definitions and criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients — Part 2: Criteria for ingredients and products (ISO 16128-2:2017)


About this standard

English and French
Publication date
29 January 2020
ICS Code
71.100.70 (Cosmetics. Toiletries)

About this training


This document describes approaches to calculate natural, natural origin, organic and organic origin
indexes that apply to the ingredient categories defined in ISO 16128-1. This document also offers a
framework to determine the natural, natural origin, organic and organic origin content of products
based on the ingredient characterization.
Neither ISO 16128-1 nor this document addresses product communication (e.g. claims and labelling),
human safety, environmental safety, socio-economic considerations (e.g. fair trade), characteristics of
packaging materials or regulatory requirements applicable for cosmetics.
This document builds on and enhances ISO 16128-1. It is intended to be used in conjunction with
ISO 16128-1.