The good news is, many companies are making safer cosmetics and personal care products that work just as well if not better than products made with toxic chemicals.  The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has been working with such companies from our inception and will continue to do so.

History

In 2004, the Campaign launched a seven-year project called the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. 1500 companies signed this voluntary pledge and promised to:

–  Avoid chemicals banned in other countries;
–  Make effective products without using ingredients linked to cancer or birth defects;
–  Fully disclose ingredients wherever and whenever possible; and
–  Work together with nonprofit health groups to increase market demand for safe, sustainable   products and practices.

Nearly 500 companies either met or made significant progress toward meeting those goals. These champions and innovators – from small mom-and-pop businesses to some of the largest businesses in the natural products sector – were pioneers in setting a new high-bar standard for personal care products and are a great place to start in your search for safe products. The Compact was retired in 2011 and we know, since then, consumer demand has helped to dramatically increase the number of companies selling safer products.

Moving Forward

Over the next few months we will be working to further vet and improve on this list. If you’re a consumer, please check back regularly so you can vote with your pocketbook by supporting safer companies that are working hard to keep toxic chemicals out of people, products and the environment.

Are you a business that’s making safe, non-toxic personal care products?

Receive information about how your company can be recognized as a safe cosmetics leader by emailing us at: safecosco@safecosmetics.org.