It's Time for a Makeover - INCI Compliant Ingredient Names

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It's Time for a Makeover - INCI Compliant Ingredient Names

It's Time for a Packaging Makeover!

My bar soaps have been undergoing a makeover!! New labels, with a new way of listing ingredients. I have been slowly moving all of my packaging over to a more streamlined and cohesive look, and the bar soaps are the last to change! The biggest change is obviously going to be the overall look of the packaging, but there is one detail I want to point out.

Products from Kilted Suds are packaged in an FDA compliant manner. This has to do with the way things are labeled, what information is included, and where the info lives on the labels. With this new packaging change, I am making all products INCI compliant as well!

What this means to you:

The way ingredients are listed is changing. My soaps will all still contain the same amazing ingredients, but they are going to be listed a little differently. The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) is a system for labeling ingredients in soaps, cosmetics and other similar products. These names can look big and scary, since they are based on scientific names as well as Latin names. The INCI system allows the consumer to identify the ingredient content. In the U.S., soaps (as defined by the FDA) are specifically exempted from INCI labeling requirements as cosmetics per FDA regulation. Since we are looking for a cohesive feeling across all of our products, I have decided to do the extra leg-work anyway!

Here's an example:

Our old basic ingredients label reads:

Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide.

 

Under the new system, the exact same bar of soap will look like this:

Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water (Aqua), Sodium Hydroxide.

The parenthesis "( )" help to point out the common name for each ingredient along the way!

As always, should you have questions about any of the ingredients in our products, please feel free to contact us at any time!


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