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
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 Listthat 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?