Safe Cosmetics Australia

The Toxic-Free Campaign

Certification

Screening product formulations since 2010.

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Ingredient Screening

Established

1997.

Safe For Human Health

and the Environment.

Toxicant Database Screening Since 2010.
Product
Label
 Screening Since 2010.

 

Awarded Australian Certified Toxic-Free®

(logo)

Awarded

MADE SAFE®

Nontoxic Certified™


Coming Soon
New Certification
Seal Under Development.
Each product is independently reviewed and awarded the appropriate certification seal.
 
Safe Cosmetics Australia [SCA] screens product ingredients against our toxicant database of known harmful chemicals consisting of chemicals found on scientific authoritative lists, from international organisations and agencies. We make it easy for people to find products that are made without known toxic chemicals. SCA offers toxic-free guidelines for brands that wish to adopt the toxic-free approach to producing safer products.

SCA's certification seal's make it easy for consumers and retailers to select products that aren’t known to cause harm to human health. Ultimately Safe Cosmetics Australia aims to eliminate the use of all toxic chemicals found in Australian products, see KEY ISSUES to learn more about the top offending chemicals and browse the Toxic-Free List

SCA Screens Product Formulations:

SCA Certification Process:

  • Skin, Lung & Eye Irritants 
  • Allergens
  • Polymer plastics
  • Carcinogens 
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Developmental toxins
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Nanoparticles
  • Heavy metals & by products
  • Neurotoxins eg. Acrylamide
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Antimicrobial eg. Triclosan
  • Skin sensitisers
  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • GMO's
  • Toxic solvents
  • Benzene
  • Formaldehyde
  • Petrochemicals
  • Touline
  • Synthetic colours
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Toxicants eg. TEA, DEA
Safe Cosmetics Australia [SCA] has pioneered the first nontoxic certification screening process established in Sydney, Australia 2010.

Verifying product formulations that are free from top-offending toxic chemicals are awarded the Australian Certified Toxic-Free® (logo) . Products that meet industry standards, and SCA's toxic-free criteria are deemed safe and nontoxic by current law and scientific knowledge.

Companies have submitted a document based review, submitting a signed Product Ingredient Declaration. Vetted by an independent third party, Safe Cosmetics Australia confirms that the stated ingredients are excluded from their product. Brands are committed to manufacturing healthier products that are unlikely to cause harm to human health or the environment.

Our goal is to eliminate the use of known toxic chemicals from Australian products, to change the way products are made, to create a sustainable and healthy future free from unnecessary chemicals.
  • Brand signs SCA's disclosure agreement to commence certification process, confirming that all information supplied is true and correct.


  • Brand submits Product Ingredient Declaration (PID); a list of all products the brand produces along with full disclosure of product ingredients as stated on the actual product labels.


  • SCA  screens all product ingredients against our toxicant database of known harmful chemicals.


  • SCA looks for potential contamination risks and requests MSDS's on suspected ingredients of concern.


  • Brand receives a screening report on chemicals of concern and asked if they will consider replacing known toxic chemicals with safer alternatives.


  • Products that meet SCA's certification criteria are awarded SCA's Toxic-Free seal and/or SCA's Non-Toxic seal. 


  • Brands receive three Free Listings published on the Toxic-Free List and our Toxic-Free Vitality eBook. Free Listing holders are permitted to use SCA's trademarked certification seals online only.


  • Approved brands have the option to upgrade their Free Listings to a Linked Listing or Premium Listing for an annual fee. Both options include full use of SCA's trademarked logo's both online and offline. 


  • Brands are required to submit any changes to their existing product range during this period and submit new formulas for review. There are no additional fees, this service is included in the initial application fee that covers basic administration costs.