What does natural really mean?

Rick Brackett Updated by Rick Brackett

Q: How does Geologie define "natural" in its Natural Deodorants?

A: Good question! At Geologie, we define "natural" as adhering to the internationally recognized ISO 16128 standard. Our natural deodorant has a 99.9% Natural Origin Index (NOI) score, with the key deodorizing ingredient, saccharomyces ferment, being 100% natural and derived from the fermentation of sugar cane. All fragrances used are naturally sourced and pass the Carbon-13 (C-13) test, verifying their natural origin. By following the ISO 16128 standard, we ensure that you can trust the naturalness and quality of our deodorant.

Q: Is the key ingredient in your natural deodorant really 100% natural?

A: It is! The key ingredient in our natural deodorant, saccharomyces ferment, is 100% natural. It is derived from a natural fermentation process involving sugar cane, where sugars are fermented with the yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly used in the production of bread, beer, and wine. The fermentation process yields a nutrient-rich substance that helps to neutralize odor-causing bacteria, keeping you feeling fresh and confident throughout the day.

Q: What does the 99.9% Natural Origin Index (NOI) score mean for your deodorant formula?

A: Our overall deodorant formula has been independently evaluated and has achieved a score of 99.9% on the Natural Origin Index (NOI) scale, as defined by the ISO 16128 standard. This means that 99.9% of the total ingredient content in our deodorant is derived from natural sources, underlining our commitment to using pure, powerful and natural ingredients whenever possible.

Q: What is the ISO 16128 standard, and why is it important for natural products?

A: ISO 16128 is an internationally recognized standard that defines the criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients and products. It also outlines the methods for calculating the natural, natural origin, organic, and organic origin content of cosmetic products. The standard is widely accepted by cosmetic manufacturers, retailers, and regulatory authorities worldwide, providing a consistent and reliable way to assess the natural and organic qualities of cosmetic products.

Q: Are the fragrances used in your natural deodorant also natural?

A: All the fragrances used in our natural deodorant are naturally sourced, meaning that all starting materials and inputs are derived from natural sources and our fragrances pass the Carbon-13 (C-13) test, a scientific method that verifies the natural origin of ingredients by analyzing the ratio of stable carbon isotopes (C-12 and C-13). 

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