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Safe Cosmetics Australia

The Toxic-Free Campaign

Ingredients First™

Ingredients First™ is one of SCA's campaign initiatives. Brands that are promoted by SCA, sign a binding agreement pledging to always consider the Ingredients First™ brands adopt a toxic-free approach to formulating cosmetics, personal care and household products to help protect your health.
Assessing the safety of multiple chemicals is a difficulty faced by scientists. It is technically easier to test one chemical at a time, so what impact does this have on cosmetic formulations that contain multiple chemicals, and how can consumers help protect their health and safety?  By choosing products that have a ethical, environmental and health-conscious philosophy to manufacturing their products.
Certified brands choose to adopt a transparent ingredient philosophy that gives you the cleanest possible cosmetics, personal care and household products known to humankind! Brands that SCA promotes, disclose all ingredients to an independent third party like Safe Cosmetics Australia to verify the true nature of their product claims. Current regulations encourage brands to self-regulate, this is where SCA can assist with providing an independent third party verification for brands and consumers alike.

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Cosmetics are subject to legislative regulatory requirements in almost every industrialised country. Thousands of chemicals are used every day, these chemicals can be found in our tap water, food, soil and the air we breathe. It’s the chemical conundrum of modern life and it’s virtually impossible to avoid. Armed with knowledge, consumers can make educated choices at the check out to best avoid toxic chemicals   read more >>