Who can apply for certification?
SCA's Toxic-Free list is for personal care and household products including skin care, bath and body care, baby care, beauty products, make-up, animal products and household cleaning agents.
What is the Toxic-Free List?
Companies published on the Toxic-Free List (TFL) have been reviewed by Safe Cosmetics Australia. All of their products meet SCA's criteria of excluding known toxic chemicals. SCA governs the terms "Safe Cosmetics Australia, The Toxic Free Campaign, Australian Certified Toxic-Free, Made Safe Nontoxic Certified" - these terms are Registered Trademarks, use of SCA's trademarks without prior written consent is a breach of copyright and legal action may be pursued.
How does SCA confirm that companies do not use toxic chemicals?
To apply for accreditation, companies must supply a full list of products they produce and the ingredients as stated on the actual product labels. Furthermore, companies may be requested to supply further documentation in order to verify the nature of their product ingredients. Products may be tested by SCA and companies must sign their "Product Ingredient Declaration" stating to the effect that the information supplied to SCA during the application process is the truth about their practices. Companies published on the Toxic-Free List pledge to maintain toxic-free formulations.