Safe Cosmetics Australia

The Toxic-Free Campaign

 
Australian Allergy Certified™ products are formulated free of synthetic preservatives. To be suitable for allergy suffers, it is recommended that they use products that contain a restricted use of all fragrances <1% Natural or otherwise. We have chosen to adopt an ethical approach to products by including in our criteria that products be free of palm oil. Our Toxic-Free guidelines leave out synthetic irritants and potentially harmful chemicals that are known as common allergens - see KEY ALLERGENS for the list of chemicals that are excluded and/or restricted.

Common Chemicals Known To Trigger Allergies & Skin Sensitivities

Safe Cosmetics Australia uses trusted international resources that base their findings on clinical research and scientific data. To help us assess the health and safety impact of every ingredient, we trust leading organisations including the ASCIA - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and AllergiesAllergy New Zealand, EWG Environmental Working Group, Cosmetics Info, Skin Safe Products, Centre For Food & Allergy Research - Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and many other providers of educational and scientific information.  The following list of chemicals, published below, are best avoided by any standard. SCA has restricted the criteria to 35+ top offending chemicals that minimises the potential for skin reactions.

 

COSMETIC GRADE

COSMETIC GRADE

CLEANING AGENTS

+ EOC - stands for essential oil component + More chemicals will be added to this list by Friday 8th September, 2017.
Acids
Alcohols, Synthetic - listed with prefixes such as butyl-, ethyl-, isopropyl-, isobutyl., methyl-, propyl-.
Alkalies
Alkali Sodium Hydroxide NaOH
Ammonia
Angelica Root Extract
Bacitracin, Topical Antibiotic
Barley, No Added Gluten
Balsam of Peru
Bath Soap
Benzoyl Benzoate (EOC)
Benzalkonium chloride
Benzocaine
Benzophenone 4
Bergamot Essential Oil
Bismuth Oxychloride
Caine Mix
Celery, Apium Aurantium
Ceresin
Chamomile Herbal Extract
Cinnamic aldehyde
Citron Medica
Citronellol (EOC)
Citrus Essential Oils
Copolyol
Cobolt Chloride
Cocamide DEA
Coconut & Derivatives
Colours, Synthetic
Cyclomethicone
Daisy Extract, Chrysanthenum
Dandelion, Taraxacum
Detergents, Synthetic
Dill, Anethum Graveolens
DMDM Hydantoin
Disperse Blue Mix
Essential Oils & Components
Ethoxylated Surfactants
Dimethicone
Farnesol (EOC)
Fennel, Ficus Carica
FD & C Colourants
Feverfew Herbal Extract
Fragrance, Synthetic
Formaldahyde releasing preservatives FRP's
Gluten, No Added Wheat-related Ingredients
Hexyl Cinnamal (EOC)
Hydrocarbons
Petrolchemicals - Mineral Oils, Petrolatum, Paraffin.
Hydantoin
Hydrochloric acid
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carbox-aldehyde (EOC)
Imidazolidinyl Urea, Preservative
Isoeugenol (EOC)
Isopropyl Stearate
Lanolin
Laurate
Lime, Essential Oil, Acids & Extracts
Limonene (EOC)
Linalool (EOC)
Marigold Herbal Extract
MCI/MI Methylisothiazolinone
MCI/MI Methylchloroisothiazolinone
MCI/MI Related kathon-like
Magnesium Stearate
Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile
Methylisothiazolinone
Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Methyldibromo glutaronitrile
Mica, ultrafine & shimmer varieties
Micronised Particles
Nanoparticles
Neomycin Sulfate
Nickel, Added & Cobalt Related
Neomycin, Topical Antibiotic
Oatmeal & No Added Gluten
Oleate
Parabens, Preservative
Palmitate, Vitamin A
PEG Compounds - PolyEthylene Glycol, PPG, Poly-Propylene Glycol.
Phenoxyethanl, Preservative
Propolis (bee glue)
Proteins, Added
Propylene Glycol
Polyethelene Glycol
Potassium Dichromate
Potassium Sorbate
PPD
Pyrethrum Herbal Extract
Ragweed Herbal Extract
Resorcinol
Silicone Oils
Topical antibiotics
Quaternium 15
Rye & No Added Gluten
Sodium Benzoate
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Chloride, Table Salt
Sodium hydroxide
Sodium Laureth Sulphate SLES
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate SLS
Sorbitan Stearate
Sulphates
Synthetic Colourants
Thistle Herbal Extract
Tixocortol 21 Pivalate
Urea
Wild Carrot, Dacus carota
Witchhazel

Ammonia
Animal Tallow
Benzalkonium chloride
1,2,3-Benzotriazole
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Dimethicone
Ethanolamine
Isothiazolinones MIT/MCIT/BIT
Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Methylparaben Propylparaben Butylparaben
Mineral Oil, Petrochemical Derivatives
Optical Brighteners
Phosphates
Polyethylene glycol
Propylene Glycol
Sodium Hypochlorite
Sodium Laureth Sulphate
Synthetic Beeswax
Synthetic Dyes
Triclosan
Trisodium NTA