Certification: Campaign For Safer Cosmetics

Campaign for Safer Cosmetics

Using smarts and sass to pressure the cosmetics industry to make safer products.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics coalition, a project of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (formerly the Breast Cancer Fund) is a coalition of over 1,100 public health, educational, religious, labor, women’s, environmental and consumer groups and organizations working to eliminate dangerous chemicals linked to adverse health impacts from cosmetics and personal care products.

The Campaign has educated millions of people about the problem of toxic chemicals in cosmetics, which has led to an increased demand for safer products in the marketplace. Now hundreds of cosmetic companies fully disclose ingredients and avoid the use of cancer-causing chemicals, reproductive toxicants and other unsafe chemicals, demonstrating these practices are not only possible, but profitable. Retailers, too, are becoming part of the solution by requiring the national brands they sell to eliminate chemicals of concern and practice a higher level of ingredient transparency.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics does not support unnecessary, repeated or senseless testing of toxic chemicals on animals, and supports all efforts to seek a methodology that would replace animal testing while ensuring that safety testing meets the most rigorous standards to protect human health and the health of the planet. We believe that the overall goal of reducing animal testing while protecting human and wildlife health can be achieved with more efficient testing protocols, a reduction in unnecessary or duplicate testing, ongoing research of available alternatives, and better dissemination of existing studies.

The health of the planet and all life on it requires that we work together toward a sustainable future. The Campaign’s role in building that future is an overhaul of current chemical policy, which is built on the amount of risk that is “acceptable” rather then the amount of risk that is avoidable. A fundamental change in the way the market and the government view exposure to toxic chemicals will benefit all species.

More than 175 organizations have endorsed the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Platform, indicating their support for the Campaign’s over-arching goal: stricter federal oversight and regulation of the cosmetics industry and safer personal care products for people and the planet.

In 2017 the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics endorsed the MADE SAFE seal. This means it’s encouraging its Business Network of over 1200 companies to become MADE SAFE certified 

Environmental Consideration
Ingredients Safety
Social Justice & Equality
Cruelty-Free/Wildlife Preservation



Some Supporting Orginizations