Compact for Safe Cosmetics closing down
You may have heard that the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, the coalition of skin care companies who have pledged to remove hazardous ingredients in their products, is being closed to new signers. The goal of the Compact, developed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, was to improve the safety of cosmetics and skin care products, and make ingredient information widely available so that consumers can make educated choices.
The closing of the Compact means that companies who have signed it will have until June 2011 to come into compliance with the Compact (details of compliance requirements here). Ultimately it seems as though the administration of the Compact was simply too cumbersome for the CSC, but they are hoping to continue the work in different ways.
What does this mean for the Pharmaca products you love? Many of our personal care products, including those from jane iredale, Juice Beauty, Giovanni, MyChelle and more have already signed the Compact, and will continue to be noted as signers in EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. You can also find them noted on shelves in our stores. And as always, you can rely on Pharmaca to be the trusted editor of your natural skin care products.