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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 articles by media 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? __Read More >

Australian Women's Weekly

Going Green: The Truth About Natural Beauty Products
July 21st, 2016 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. __Read More >

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? _Read More >

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

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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 >

Why natural skincare is the secret behind model Elyse Taylor's success

March 2nd 2019, Why Natural Skincare is the secret behind Elyse Taylor's success - Article by Mercedes Maguire, The Daily Telegraph. "Safe Cosmetics Australia founder Amina Kitching says the beauty industry is undergoing a revolution in the same way the food sector did decades ago. “People use to worry about what they were putting in their bodies, and now they’re worrying just as much about what they’re putting on their bodies,” Kitching says." __read more >

The top 5 toxic ingredients to avoid in beauty products

Green + Simple 2019 - Safe Cosmetics Australia’s Amina Kitching spills on the toxic ingredients we need to avoid. According to the Australian government’s chemical inventory list there are over 40,000 chemicals that can be used in beauty products in Australia, and 80,000 chemicals used worldwide, so to say it’s a minefield out there when it comes to deciphering what’s in our favourite skincare products is an understatement. We’ve enlisted the advice of Safe Cosmetics Australia founder Amina Kitching to list the worst offenders. __read more >

Common antibacterial agent may be harmful

June 28th 2018, Western Independent, article by Hannah Salt.

Triclosan, an antibacterial agent used in domestic soaps and other household items which is said to reduces microorganisms from the skin, is still available in Australia despite being banned in the United States. The Therapeutic Goods Administration began reveiwing triclosan in mid-2017 to see whether any regulatory actions should occur in Australia. Founder of Safe Cosmetics Australia Amina Kitching said legislation regarding cosmetic ingredients in Australia needed a complete overhaul. __read more >

How to nourish your body

Australia's first and only event showcasing the best Free From and Allergy Free products has arrived, newly launched 2019. This is the place to be this July at Melbourne's Convention Centre and in March next year at the Sydney Show Ground. According to the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia has the highest rates of infant food intolerances and allergies  world-wide. As many as 1 in every 10 children can expect to experience food intolerances at a very young age. Once an allergy or intolerance is triggered, the effects can be life-long. Article by Amina Kitching for the Free From Allergy Show. __Read more >

Australian Non-Toxic Awards

Newly launched 2019, the awards aim to highlight the very best non-toxic products and businesses in Australia. Emily Fletcher is the Editor of My Non-Toxic Tribe & the founder of the Australian Non-Toxic Awards. With a background in science and an interest in healthy living, Emily started a blog when her daughter Isabella, was just four months old. Like so many others, she soon realised that not all personal care products are made equal. In fact most products are 100% synthetic and potentially toxic or irritating to the skin. Winners to be announced in August. Guest panel of judges includes Amina Kitching, founder of The Toxic-Free Campaign. __Read more >

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