What Defines a Natural Product?


Natural beauty products are high in demand; however, they remain as a grey area of the industry. Therefore, industries are working slowly to set a standard. Consumers and companies can start with ISO16128, a guideline on the definitions and criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients. ISO16128 is recognised internationally and can help to define validity of claims.

A product can be marketed as natural when manufacturers provide evidence that 5% of its ingredients are natural. This does not account for the whole formulation and labelling them as “natural” will mislead consumers. Because of the lack of a regulatory system to govern the use of such terms, it has led to problems like greenwashing, where companies falsely advertise their products as natural and eco-friendly but in reality, they are not. As a result, consumers are more skeptical about marketing claims and value brands that are honest. Transparency is appreciated and justifying claims and providing assurance will differentiate your brand from others.

What is ISO16128?

ISO16128 provides guidelines on the definitions and criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients. Guidelines include approaches to calculate the natural origin index and content of ingredients and products.



ISO16128 Standards


How to calculate an ingredient’s natural origin content?


How to calculate a product’s natural origin content?


Sino Lion’s highlights

Supplying natural, green and sustainable ingredients is our commitment. Our partner Sino Lion’s ingredients are in accordance to ISO16128 standards and are made from green feedstocks by environmentally friendly processes. In addition, we offer ultimate transparency to our customers, specifying every ingredients’ natural origin index and active concentration. With this information available, manufacturers can indicate the percentage “naturalness” of product and boost their credibility through validating claims.

List of products

CategoryTrade NameChemical NameActive LevelNatural Origin Index
Amino acid based surfactantsEversoftTM ULS-30SSodium Lauroyl Glutamate 25%100%
EversoftTM UCS-40SSodium Cocoyl Glutamate35%100%
EverSoftTM S-12Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate30%70%
Chelating AgentsEvermildTM GLDA-30Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate30%67%
PreservativesEverguardTM PLε-Poly-Lysine100%100%
EverguardTM LAE-20Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl/Glycerin20%100%
EverproTM LCGEthyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl/Glycerin/ Caprylyl glycol100%70%
MoisturizerEvermildTM PGAPolyglutamic Acid100%100%
EmollientEvertouchTM LPS-100Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate100%58%
ConditionerEversmoothTM NC-30/30GArginine based naturally derived conditioning additives100%80%/90%
Eversmooth LC-HC01Behenamidopropyl Dimethylamine and Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine and Cetearyl Alcohol100%96%
EmulsifierEverMap 160K/16KPotassium Cetyl Phosphate100%100%
Active ingredientsHP-16Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline100%100%
AGG-50Glyceryl Glucoside50%100%
Evermild L-ARGArginine100%100%
Sensory AgentKOKO ML-40Menthyl Lactate100%100%
KOKO ML PLUS IIMenthol and Menthyl Lactate100%100%

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