FRAGRANCE IN OUR PRODUCTS
Consumers are increasingly interested to understand what materials are within the fragrances of household care products. Actual fragrance formulas can be quite complex, typically including 10 – 200 individual fragrance raw materials.
These complex fragrances are not protected by mechanisms like copyrights or patents. Instead, they are proprietary to the Fragrance Manufacturer that developed the scent, and those recipes are closely held similar to those of popular drinks or restaurant foods. Kao is committed to providing as much information about our ingredients as possible. Through closely controlled processes set out by contracts, our Fragrance Suppliers confirm which fragrance materials are present at 0.01% or higher within our individual products.
Based on this agreement, we can meet governmental regulations requiring manufacturers of household care products to list individual fragrance materials under specific conditions. Other materials that are present below 0.01% are not able to be disclosed based on contractual obligations.
Inclusion of fragrance materials on the product label is based on the EU Cosmetics Regulation (No 1223/2009) Annex III. If the product contains any of the EU regulated materials at 0.01% or higher, the package label must include either “Contains Fragrance Allergens” or list the specific material(s) at or above that level. The information on the product website additionally requires disclosure of all fragrance materials at 0.01% or higher. The “EU Fragrance Allergens” page has additional information on these materials. Please contact us for additional assistance if you have concerns or questions.