Safe Cosmetics Australia

Safe Cosmetics Australia

The Toxic-Free Campaign



Ingredient Screening

Safe For Human Health

and Environment

Toxicant Database Screening
Product Screening

Awarded Australian Certified Toxic-Free Seal

Awarded MADE SAFE Nontoxic Certified 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 makes 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.

SCA Screens Product Formulations:

SCA Certification Process

  • Behavioral toxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Developmental toxins
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Fire retardants
  • GMOs
  • Heavy metals
  • Neurotoxins
  • Parabens
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Toxic solvents
  • Nanoparticles
Safe Cosmetics Australia [SCA] has pioneered the nontoxic certification screening process. Verifying product formulations that are free from toxic chemicals, deemed safe and nontoxic. Companies have submitted their product formulations to be vetted by an independent third party, ensuring that none of the stated ingredients are known 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.
  • 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. 

  • 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 apply for certification every 10 years and submit any changes to their product range during this period.