Proper labeling is an important aspect when putting a cosmetic product on the market. It’s important to ensure the labeling is compliant with state and federal laws. The product label, which includes any printed materials about the product, captures information about the product that informs customers. Codex Beauty products comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and include the following labeling features on its products: product name, country of origin, content, use-by date, function, batch number, ingredients, and precautionary statement(s).
It is important for the consumer to know which cosmetic products are the best for his or her health based on the latest science. Certifications provide third party independent assessments of different product attributes. Note that a certification does not always replace the assessment by a professional. For example, an EWG certification will not replace a hypoallergenic classification by a professional toxicologist.
Chemicals: The agency screens ingredients against their ingredient database of known harmful chemicals, which is made up of thousands of chemicals found on scientifically authoritative lists from organizations and agencies around the world.
- Products that are EWG VERIFIED are free from EWG’s chemicals of concern and meet their strictest standards for your health.
- MadeSafe is America’s first comprehensive human health-focused certification for nontoxic products.
Their database is constantly evolving and will become a smarter and more informed tool over time.
Animal Testing: Products that have the Leaping Bunny Logo, which is an internationally recognized symbol, guarantee that no new animal tests were used in developing the cosmetic product. In order to achieve approval, a company must comply with strict criteria.
Organic: In order to be considered organic, an ingredient must meet a set of production standards for growing, storage, processing, packaging, and shipping.
- USDA organic certification is an organic label in the U.S. Organic products must meet strict requirements, which range from production to labeling.
- COSMOS (COSMetic Organic Standard) is a European standard becoming known around the world. This standard applies to cosmetic products that are marketed as natural or organic.
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