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Safety Standards

At Johnson’s, over 90% of the
ingredients in our washes, lotions, and
shampoos are of natural origin

How we calculate the 90%

Since there is no regulatory definition of “natural,” we follow the only independent international standard for naturals in cosmetics—the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). According to the ISO, “natural origin” refers to ingredients that are more than 50% from natural sources, such as plants or minerals.

Based on that definition, over 90% of the ingredients in our washes, lotions and shampoos are of natural origin. (That’s average cumulative volume, including water.)

We know natural ingredients aren’t always safe for baby in their natural form. So before we add them to our products, we put them through a series of steps in order to:

Remove impurities, Improve touch and feel, Reduce malodor or discoloration, Enhance performance and safety.

A few reasons why we have the other 10%.

We use the following in our products for their specific benefits:


Preservatives are critical to prevent mold and bacteria from growing and harming your baby.


Vitamins and antioxidants help keep your baby’s skin safe by preventing products from oxidizing and creating free radicals.


Citric acid and sodium hydroxide balance the pH levels of our products with the pH of your baby’s skin—which is essential for functioning of skin enzymes, skin repair processes and protection against infection.


Skin conditioning agents help to soothe skin while hair conditioning and antistatic agents help prevent moisture loss and keep hair looking and feeling healthy.

Fragrances help sensorial development and make bath time fun.

For example, some plant-based ingredients like essential oils often introduce higher levels of allergens. Regardless of whether an ingredient is of natural origin or synthetic, we only use ingredients that have passed our strict safety assurance process and that are verified by outside doctors, nurses, scientists and tested with over 550,000 volunteers around the world.

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