5 Certifications To Know For Clean Beauty Safety

June 21, 2021

Independent certifications help you to make informed buying decisions. Sometimes you see a bunny or other icons that show your skincare product has been validated by a third party.

Why is this important to the beauty community? Since the laws related to ingredient safety in the US are limited, validation from an established third party matters. You are witnessing a safe beauty movement.

Established Certifications
1. LEAPING BUNNY (cruelty-free)
2. ECOCERT/COSMOS (natural or organic, sustainable)
3. MADE SAFE (nontoxic, cruelty-free, eco-conscious)
4. EWG VERIFIED (nontoxic)
5. NSF (nontoxic, eco-conscious)

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Requires documentation from the supplier that the ingredient is not tested on animals. Accepted in US, Canada, UK, much of EU.

Ecocert has many available international certifications related to food, cosmetics, farming, and other areas. One is COSMOS, with strict standards for cosmetics and personal care including safe and eco-conscious production, non-GMO, banned ingredients, recyclable packaging and more.

US based with 6500 banned ingredients, non-GMO, sustainable sourcing and full disclosure of all beauty ingredients. This enables safer, transparent and eco-conscious cosmetic and personal care products.

Free from Environmental Working Group chemicals of concern. Follows strict standards to protect human health. Full disclosure of all ingredients including fragrance. EWG also ranks ingredient safety within its own Skin Deep system.

Internationally recognized. Validates organic content (min 70% by weight), traceability of ingredients and eco-conscious ingredient sourcing and manufacturing.

Any of these certifications are helpful to you since they demonstrate a higher level of scrutiny and that transparency matters for your products. Your wellness brand cares enough about you and the planet to prove a product is:
1. Cruelty free
2. Natural
3. Organic
4. Eco-conscious

If you want a safer, eco-friendly product, look for one of these logos on your skincare label.

Cindy is the founder of H. Honeycup. She encourages self-care, a giving community and prefers a relaxed culture which translates to her plant based body care products. As a family affected by addiction, H. Honeycup donates products to those in recovery with the hope that it helps heal body and mind naturally. 

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