Safe Cosmetics Australia

The Toxic-Free Campaign

Safe Cosmetics Australia [SCA] is working towards a healthier future


Safe Cosmetics Australia [SCA] Established 2010, is the first nontoxic certification program in Australia. We ensure that items used every day are made with ingredients that aren’t known or suspected to cause harm to human health or the environment.

  • Our mission is to raise chemical awareness


  • Advocate for a pre-market regulatory scheme


  • Verify products that are formulated to the highest standards

SCA has compiled a list of chemicals that are widely accepted and considered plant-based, natural or naturally derived, these ingredients are widely accepted as safe, low-irritant and unlikely to cause toxic reactions for use in everyday personal care and household products. See Permitted Chemicals and Unacceptable Chemicals to learn about SCA's criteria for certification.

What is SCA's role in creating a healthier future? By publishing companies on our Toxic Free List that exclude common chemicals of concern and by questioning the 38,000 chemicals permitted for use in Australia, SCA aims to help drive the movement towards a healthier future. Providing a platform for natural and organic brands to verify their products are nontoxic and further supporting the Toxic Free Campaign, SCA's role is essential to raising chemical awareness in Australia and providing consumers with a Toxic-Free Tick that readily identifies nontoxic products.

Who regulates chemicals used in Australian products? The Australian Government decides whether or not a chemical is permitted for use in this country (NICNAS). It is not SCA's role to to decide what is toxic and what isn't toxic. The problem is that chemicals are permitted for use even when there is substantial evidence that raises serious concerns for your health and safety, and this is where SCA's role is vital in raising chemical awareness and advocating for a pre-market regulatory scheme. 

How do you voice your concern for toxic chemicals in Australian products? If you have concerns for the chemicals found in the products you use then the first step is to support SCA's Toxic Free Campaign and "Like" our Facebook page to show your support. Knowledge is power, learning about chemicals is essential if you want to live a less toxic lifestyle, choosing certified products that have been independently reviewed is the key to ensuring that the products you choose meet your nontoxic requirements. Look for SCA's logo's for approved products and if you have any questions or concerns then do not hesitate to contact us. With your help a toxic-free future is possible... Wouldn't it be nice not to have to check the label?