Barriers in Purchasing Green Cosmetic Products Among Indonesian Women

  • Sahda Nabilah Kurnia School of Business and Management, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • Lidia Mayangsari School of Business and Management, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
Keywords: barriers, green cosmetic, green purchase behaviour


Nowadays, many companies sell products that they claim as 'green' cosmetics to reach public demand and attention. Yet, women are starting to be concerned about green cosmetics because they wonder if it does bring sustainability and worth the claim. This research aims to analyze women's barrier factors in purchasing green cosmetics in Indonesia. This research target population is women who live in Jakarta, and Bandung, ranging from 18-34 years old, tend to use cosmetics daily and know about green cosmetics in general. The researcher uses a quantitative approach that uses 235 sample sizes and using probability sampling and questionnaire to collect the data. The data was analyzed using SmartPLS 3.0 with confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The results show that the value barrier, usage barrier, risk barrier, tradition barrier, and image barrier positively influenced the purchase intention of green cosmetics products. The findings of this study can help green cosmetics brands in Indonesia sell their products to be accepted in the market.

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How to Cite
Kurnia, S. N. and Mayangsari, L. (2020) “Barriers in Purchasing Green Cosmetic Products Among Indonesian Women”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 5(8), pp. 72 - 84. Available at: (Accessed: 5August2020).