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Safe Cosmetics Australia

The Toxic-Free Campaign

Screening Product Formulations Since 1997

Research, market trends, cosmetic manufacture, design & technology, research since 1997. Safe Cosmetics Australia offers a higher standard of manufacturing guidelines for brands that wish to formulate safer & healthier products that are free-from common chemicals & irritants. For people that care about their skin & body, that suffer allergies or skin irritation & that prefer products that are not tested on animals, SCA makes it easier for everyone to choose toxin-free products. 
Safe Cosmetics Australia's campaign logo's make it easy for consumers & retailers to select products that are in-line with their health philosophy. When it comes to treating the skin & body with high quality ingredients, choosing products made without harmful chemicals is the first step. SCA campaigns to raise chemical awareness, see KEY ISSUES to learn more about the top offending chemicals. Browse the TOXIC-FREE LIST or search for products at organicbeautybrands.com
 

Campaign Concerns:

  • Skin, Lung & Eye Irritants 
  • Allergens
  • Polymer plastics
  • Carcinogens 
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Developmental toxins
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Nanoparticles
  • Heavy metals +by products
  • Neurotoxins eg. Acrylamide
  • Reproductive toxins
  • Antimicrobial eg. Triclosan
  • Unethical ingredients
  • Skin sensitisers
  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • GMO's
  • Toxic solvents
  • Benzene
  • Formaldehyde
  • Petrochemicals
  • Touline
  • Synthetic colours
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Toxicants eg. TEA, DEA
  • Animal derivatives
 
Safe Cosmetics Australia's mission is to raise chemical awareness concerning chemicals in cosmetics, toiletries & household products. To change the way products are manufacturerd. To campaign for mandatory chemical testing before being approved for use in cosmetics. To create a sustainable & healthier future free-from unnecessary potentially harmful chemicals.

Application Process:

  • Brand signs SCA's disclosure agreement to commence application process, confirming that all information supplied is true & correct.SCA pledges to maintain confidentiality.


  • Brand pledges to always consider the Ingredients FIRST by way of a legally binding agreement. Brands scrutinise each chemical used in their product formulations, referring to SCA's list of chemicals that form the Key Issues of the campaign & making the necessary changes to comply.

  • Brands also pledge to uphold the campaign criteria by providing full disclosure at point of sale, on their website, for consumers to access at all times. SCA  screens all product ingredients against our toxicant database of known harmful chemicals comparing the product label to the campaign criteria as published under Key Issues & Key Allergens


  • Brand receives a screening report on chemicals of concern & asked if they will consider replacing known toxic chemicals with safer alternatives.


  • Products that meet SCA's campaign criteria are awarded SCA's campaign trademarks: Australian Certified Toxic-Free® MadeSafe® &/or Allergy Certified®


  • Brands receive three Free Listings published on the Toxic-Free List & a member account at OBB. Brands that choose the Basic Membership are permitted to use SCA's trademarked campaign logo's online only. Brands have the option to upgrade their Basic Membership to a Featured or Premium Membership for an annual fee. Both options include full use of SCA's trademarked campaign logo's both online & offline including all printed materials. For more information see For Companies >