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Safe Cosmetics Australia

The Toxic-Free Campaign

Screening Product Formulations Since 2010

Research, market trends, cosmetic manufacture, design and technology, innovation since 1997. Certifications make it easy for people to find products that are made without toxic chemicals. Safe Cosmetics Australia offers toxic-free guidelines for brands that wish to formulate safer and healthier products for people that care about their skin and body, that suffer allergies or skin irritation, and prefer products that are not tested on animals. 


Ingredient Screening



Brands consider the Ingredients FIRST™

Toxic chemicals are excluded & restricted.
 Screening Since 2010.


Awarded Australian Certified Toxic-Free®



Australian Certified Non-Toxic™

Australian Allergy

Safe Cosmetics Australia's certification seal's make it easy for consumers and retailers to select products that aren’t known to cause harm to human health, animals or the environment. SCA aims to raise chemical awareness for more information see KEY ISSUES to learn more about the top offending chemicals. Browse the TOXIC-FREE LIST or find products now at

Screening Products For:

Certification Process:

  • 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 has pioneered the first toxic-free, non-toxic, and Australian Allergy Certified screening process established in Sydney NSW, Australia. Screening chemicals since 1997 and brands since 2010.

Verifying product formulations that are free from top-offending toxic chemicals are awarded the Australian Certified Toxic-Free® (logo) . Products that meet industry standards AND SCA's toxic-free criteria are deemed safe and non-toxic by current law and scientific knowledge.

Companies have submitted a document based review, submitting a signed Product Ingredient Declaration. Vetted by an independent third party, Safe Cosmetics Australia confirms that the stated ingredients are excluded from their products. Brands are committed to manufacturing healthier products that are unlikely to cause harm to human health, animals or the environment.

Our goal is to raise chemical awareness concerning toxic chemicals in Australian products. To change the way products are made and to create a sustainable and healthy future free from unnecessary chemicals.
  • Brand signs SCA's disclosure agreement to commence certification process, confirming that all information supplied is true and correct.

  • Brand submits Product Ingredient Declaration (PID); a list of all products the brand produces along with full disclosure of product ingredients as stated on the actual product labels.

  • SCA  screens all product ingredients against our toxicant database of known harmful chemicals.

  • SCA looks for potential contamination risks, requesting more information from brands where any doubt is suspected to be an ingredient of concern.

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

  • Products that meet SCA's certification criteria are awarded SCA's Toxic-Free seal, Non-Toxic seal and/or Australian Allergy Certified™ seal.

  • Brands receive three Free Listings published on the Toxic-Free List and our Toxic-Free Vitality eBook. Free Listing holders are permitted to use SCA's trademarked certification seals online only.

  • Approved brands have the option to upgrade their Basic Listings to a Linked Listing or Premium Listing for an annual fee. Both options include full use of SCA's trademarked logo's both online and offline. 

  • Brands are required to submit any changes to their existing product range during this period and submit new formulas for review. There are no additional fees, this service is included in the initial application fee that covers basic administration costs.