Unilever to disclose fragrance ingredients | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 7 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 13, 2017

Unilever to disclose fragrance ingredients

Department: Business
Keywords: consumer products, fragrance, chemical disclosure
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Synthetic musks, such as musk ketone, raise concerns because they bioaccumulate.
A molecular structure of musk ketone.
 
Synthetic musks, such as musk ketone, raise concerns because they bioaccumulate.

Consumer goods giant Unilever says it will begin to voluntarily disclose the fragrance ingredients in its individual home and personal care products down to 0.01% of the products’ formulations. It will also disclose the scent that each fragrance ingredient contributes. The lists will be available on Unilever’s website by 2018. In addition, the company will label fragrance allergens on the packages of its personal care products in the U.S. Generally, fragrance formulas are considered trade secrets and are not part of ingredient disclosure rules. The Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization that tracks ingredients in personal care and cleaning products, applauded the move. EWG says the new policy is a game changer, and it expects other major companies to follow suit.

 
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