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The Toxic-Free Campaign



“Thanks to research organisations, writers, journalists, doctors, scientists, environmental advocates and the many people that make up the cosmetics industry, I am grateful to be part of a movement towards natural & organic products. Following are a handful of inspiring people that share a passion for raising chemical awareness, seeking to improve the cosmetics industry and supporting Safe Cosmetics Australia’s, Toxic Free Campaign.”

Amina Kitching, Founder & Editor
Safe Cosmetics Australia, The Toxic-Free Campaign®

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Should Your Skin Go Vegan, Gluten-Free and Organic Too?
February 23rd 2016 by Cat Woods. With so much of what we put on our skin being absorbed into our bodies, it’s worth considering what that means for our health, writes Cat Woods. You drink fair trade organic coffee. You line up at lunchtime for your organic, GM-free quinoa and tofu salad. If there’s a vegan, raw food, paleo cafe within a 10-kilometre radius, they know your name. So why don’t you apply that same non-toxic approach to your skincare and makeup?

Australian Women's Weekly

Going Green: The Truth About Natural Beauty Products
July 21st, 201 by Sheree Mutton. All-natural beauty products have become somewhat of a craze in the past few years, but are they really chemical-free or are cosmetic companies simply green washing? There’s no doubt we’ve become more conscious of what we’re putting on our face and body in recent times – and cosmetic companies have responded in droves

Australian Women's Weekly

The danger lurking in your make-up bag

March 2015 by Claire Weaver. From parabens and phthalates to tricolsan and zinc. There are many ingredients in cosmetics that have provoked controversy. So should we be worried, or put our trust in Australian regulators?

Occupy Corporatism

5 Cosmetic products that will give you lead poisoning

May 3, 2013 by Susanne Posel. A study conducted by UC Berkeley researchers shows that there are dangerously toxic elements added to lipstick, such as cadmium, that is linked to renal failure.

The News Room

Buyer Beware
October 10, 2012 by Macleay College. Would you risk rashes and scars to save money on skincare products? Would you willingly put toxic chemicals into your body? Counterfeit make-up

SA Baby & Family News

What is your child's skin really absorbing?

September 19, 2012 by Kate Noble. Every child enjoys dressing up but they should not be playing with just any old make up. The three top ingredients SCA advise to avoid include

Sydney Morning Herald

Toxic Taint Drives Cosmetic Change
March 20, 2012 by Sandy Smith. Confused by makeup scare stories? Worried that lead in your lipstick and arsenic in your mascara might be damaging your health? It might be time to ditch

The Labyrinth

Safe Cosmetics Australia
March 21, 2012 by Michellina Van Loder. If, like me, you’re the type of person who finds that the scent of perfume hints at toxicity in the air, then you’ll be ecstatic to find Australia now has its own national accreditation for toxic-free products, which means safer products for us

Wellbeing Magazine

The benefits of natural ingredients in skin care products
December 9, 2011 by Kate McKee. When it comes to putting our best faces forward and choosing what cosmetics to use on our skin, self education is the key

useNature Weekly Magazine

UseNature supports holistic health & prevention. Connect with practitioners, find holistic health products & read articles with expert tips on all things natural & healthy for you. Amina Kitching, founder & editor of Safe Cosmetics Australia, writes a weekly article for useNature - Discover how to heal naturally at

Down To Earth Mother

Believe it or not, manufacturers of these fast-moving-consumer-goods, as they’re called, don’t always have your health as their top priority. True story. Safe Cosmetics Australia raises awareness of toxic chemicals in personal care products and campaigns for their removal, now has more than 40 brands on its Australian Certified Toxic-Free list. All these Aussie brands have been vetted and have met the organisation’s stringent standards, so you know they are safe for your family to use. Ranging from kids’ makeup to cleaning products, the brands on the list are all doing the right thing by us, so be sure to return the favour and give them your support.

My Genki Life

October 20 th 2017, for
AMINA KITCHING - Founder of Safe Cosmetics Australia
To me, living a genki life means choosing items that are made safe for you, safe for animals and the environment. Growing pesticide free produce and choosing toxic-free products that are made with Natural ingredients is key. It has become my life-purpose promoting safe and healthy brands that care about the world we share, and that compliment a holistic genki lifestyle.  __read more >