Our Standard for Natural
On average, our formulas are 96% of natural origin
At Johnson’s®, we’re working hard to maintain a high standard for natural when it comes to the ingredients we include in our products.
How Do We Calculate the 96%?
There is no official regulatory definition of “natural”. So when defining our standard of natural, we follow the International Organization for Standardization (ISO*)’s guidelines and definitions. According to them, “natural origin” refers to ingredients that are more than 50% from natural sources (i.e., plants or minerals).
Based on this definition, on average, our washes, lotions, and shampoo formulas are 96% of natural origin.
*as per ISO 16128-1:2016 based on average cumulative volume including water
Why Not 100%?
Natural ingredients aren’t always safe for your baby or child in their purest, most natural form. So before we add them to our products, we put them through a series of steps in order to:
Improve Touch & Feel
Enhance Performance & Safety
Reduce Malodor or Discoloration
What About the Other 4%?
We may choose to use synthetic ingredients in our products for their specific benefits, including:
To Prevent Mold and Bacteria Growth
Preservatives are added to produce safe and high-quality formulas for use on your baby’s delicate skin.
To Balance pH Levels
Citric acid and sodium hydroxide balance the pH levels of our products with the pH of your baby’s skin and hair —critical for functioning skin enzymes, skin repair processes and protection against infection.
To moisturize skin and condition hair
Skin conditioning agents help to nourish skin, while hair conditioning and antistatic agents help to keep hair hydrated and healthy.
To Prevent Oxidation & the Creation of Free Radicals
Vitamins and antioxidants help to keep your baby’s skin and hair safe.
To Help Sensorial Development (and Make Bath Time Fun)
Fresh, gentle scents are incorporated.
While there may be natural alternatives to the above, each comes with a trade-off. For example, some plant-based ingredients like essential oils often introduce higher levels of allergens.
Our Science and Safety
At Johnson’s®, we’re dedicated to only using ingredients that pass our strict safety assessment process, that are verified by outside doctors, nurses, and scientists,