Safe Cosmetics Australia

The Toxic-Free Campaign

Our Seals Defined

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.

Safe Cosmetics Australia [SCA] offers a quick and easy way to identify healthier products.

We created our seals with three simple goals in mind:

  • to make it easier for consumers to find healthier products.


  • to make it easier for manufacturers to formulate healthier products.


  • to make it easier for retailers to select products that are MADE SAFE ® for their customers.



Our Seals

DEFINED

Campaign Banner

The Toxic-Free Campaign banner, is licensed for free by all certified companies published on the Toxic Free List. Companies are permitted to use the campaign banner online only. For an annual fee, certified companies are permitted full use of Safe Cosmetics Australia's trademarked campaign banner both online and offline including marketing material and product labels.

If you are interested in promoting The Toxic Free Campaign and would like to use the campaign banner, then written permission to do so is a legal requirement. Contact Us now to request permission. 

Australian Certified Toxic-Free (logo) ®

Australian Certified Toxic-Free (logo)® means that a product has passed a document based review to ensure that all ingredients used in the product meet the Toxic-Free criteria set by Safe Cosmetics Australia; products that carry this seal exclude 100% of the top offending toxic chemicals published under - Key Issues.

Trademarked and licensed to approved companies only. This industry recognised seal is licensed for free by all approved companies published on the Toxic Free List. Companies published with free listings are permitted to use the seal online only to promote approved products. All other listing holders are permitted full use of SCA's trademarked seals, both online and offline including product labels for an annual fee.
 



MADE SAFE ®

MADE SAFE Nontoxic Certified™ means that a product has passed a document based review to ensure that all ingredients used in the product meet the Nontoxic criteria set by Safe Cosmetics Australia; products that carry this seal exclude 85% of the top offending toxic chemicals published under - Key Issues.

Trademarked and licensed to approved companies only. This industry recognised seal is licensed for free by all approved companies published on the Toxic Free List. Companies published with free listings are permitted to use the seal online only to promote approved products. All other listing holders are permitted full use of SCA's trademarked seals, both online and offline including product labels for an annual fee.