The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics does not operate for profit. This non-profit organization’s goal is to “eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.” Along with founding members, including the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, Friends of the Earth, Women’s Voices for the Earth, the Clean Water Fund, and the Breast Cancer Fund, to name a few, more than 100 endorsing agencies and more than 1,300 companies stand behind the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, by signing with the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics official website at www.safecosmetics.org, The Compact for Safe Cosmetics states:
When companies sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, they are pledging not only to make safer products, but also to provide greater transparency to consumers about their products. By signing, cosmetics manufacturers pledge that:
*All cosmetics and personal care products made by the company anywhere in the world meet or exceed the formulation standards and deadlines set by the European Union cosmetics directive to be free of chemicals that are known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation or birth defects.
*The company will implement substitution plans that replace hazardous materials with safer alternatives within three years, and publicly report its progress in meeting these goals. —by
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, www.safecosmetics.org
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ seal of approval is a benefit to all, but especially vegans, vegetarians and individuals that follow a cruelty-free lifestyle. Because it identifies a number of harmful chemicals that may cause everything from allergies to cancer, individuals with food sensitivities, sensitivities to additives, fragrances, and preservatives, and others, can find out which products are harmful to the body and to the environment.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics also offers information and articles that may be useful to vegan, vegetarian, and raw foodist consumers that typically eat only all natural and organic foods. The CSC website features articles and information about fragrances, lead in lipstick, contaminants in bath products, nail products and salons, natural and organic products, men’s products, nanotechnology and EWG’s Skin Deep Database.
EWG’s Skin Deep Database is considered the world’s largest database of chemicals in cosmetics. The goal of the database is to help consumers “assess the toxicity of your favorite products and find safer alternatives.”
To learn more about the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, please visit the official website at www.safecosmetics.org, or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Before sending an email, check the sites FAQ page. You might find the answers you’re looking for there.
Compact for Safe Cosmetics Signers
The list of Compact for Safe Cosmetics signers is more than 1,300 strong, so the list is too long to publish here. Please visit the website to download the list (pdf) or click here. Just a few signers include:
Affordable Mineral Makeup
Beauty with a Cause
Kiss My Face
Skin Escentuals LLC
The Soap Kitchen
Tom’s of Maine
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics does not list a mailing address or phone number on its website. If you would like to call or write to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, try:
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
c/o Breast Cancer Fund
1388 Sutter Street #400
San Francisco, CA 94109
t 415- 346-8223
f 415- 346-2975