The Compact for Safe Cosmetics
From 2004 to 2011, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics coordinated the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a voluntary pledge of safety and transparency. In those years, more than 1,500 companies signed the Compact.
In January 2011, we announced that we were phasing out the Compact
and closing it in summer 2011. In November 2011, we released our Market
Shift report which highlighted the 321 cosmetics companies (we call them
“Champions”) that met the goals of the Compact. Another 111 companies
(we call them “Innovators”) made significant progress toward those
In the absence of any real government regulation, the Compact has played an important role in shifting this industry toward safer cosmetics and giving consumers information they need to find healthier products for their families.
We continue to work closely with existing companies to develop new ways that members of the cosmetics industry can engage with the Campaign around shared values of product safety and ingredient transparency. To that end, we created the new Safe Cosmetics Business Network. Companies in the Business Network support our mission and will work with us to:
We hope that your business will join the Network!
ConsumersPlease see the “What Do I Buy?” FAQs and the “What’s in Your Products” section of the website for tips on what ingredients to avoid, how to better read ingredient labels. In addition:
CompaniesQuestions about updating or adding products to the Skin Deep database? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org