Why is a seal needed? Every product sold in Australia should be made with ingredients that have been verified nontoxic prior to being sold to consumers. All products should be made with safe ingredients that are not known to cause harm to humans, animals and the environment.
Regulatory scrutiny should be applied to each and every chemical before being permitted for use. While that may seem like common sense, it is not common practice in Australia and it is definitely not the law. With scant legislation and little to no regulation of chemicals prior to use in cosmetics and everyday household products, there is no clearly defined or uniform set of rules for companies to follow when manufacturing or formulating products.
Safe Cosmetics Australia, Established 2010, delivers an industry recognised standard offering two certification seals to easily identify and verify the nature of a given product.