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Dark Circle Relief, Pro Ingredient Listing Laws, Naturals Defined and PABA

By: Rebecca James Gadberry
Posted: June 23, 2008, from the April 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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• “Be fully disclosed and documented regarding ingredient derivation and method of processing.”

• “Include the words ‘preserved with’ on the label regarding preservative ingredients.”

• “The IANPP definition of natural is intended to specifically define what constitutes natural. Other considerations, such as safety, allergies, toxicity, animal testing, socially responsible packaging and business practices (fair trade, Third World projects, responsible use and ingredient disposal, cooperative work environment), respect for endangered species, biodegradability/environmental friendliness, environmentally protective methods of production, etc., are not included in this definition. The definition, at this time, is voluntary and is not intended to be a legal definition enforceable by any government or nongovernment agency.”

For the complete definition, please log on to The IANPP is asking for industry comments on the preceding definition before the draft is made final. Send your comments or queries to In the future, the group plans on providing a glossary of non-natural ingredients, labeling guidelines for natural products and a natural certification program.

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