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  • Let’s Talk Transparency.

    We believe clear information is one of the most important factors in any purchasing decision. You can feel confident knowing that we share the fragrances, flavors, and preservatives we formulate with. 
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    Our Ingredient Selection Process

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    Our Ingredient Selection Process

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    Ban Intentionally

    The Never List™ is made up of approximately 1,500 harmful or questionable ingredients we prohibit from our product formulations, including the nearly 1,400 ingredients banned in the European Union.
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    Screen Rigorously

    Using the best available sources, we screen every potential ingredient for information on specific hazards like cancer, developmental toxicity, hormone disruption, and infertility.
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    Learn Constantly

    There are major data gaps on most cosmetics ingredients, so we review emerging data regularly and even commission our own studies.
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    Source Responsibly

    We choose the best organic, natural, sustainable, and synthetic ingredients that meet our standards. Over 80% of the ingredients in our products are natural or plant-derived.
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    Share Transparently

    Every formula ingredient, including known components of fragrances, flavors, and intentionally added preservatives, are listed on our product labels or on Beautycounter.com.
  • Health and Safety Achievements

    Beautycounter received the highest score in the Chemical Footprint Project's inaugural survey in 2016 and 2017. We are proud to be among 24 pioneering businesses both small (millions in annual revenue) and large (tens of billions in annual revenue) to have their chemical management practices closely examined.
    Similar to carbon footprinting, the project applies clear and consistent metrics for benchmarking companies. Scores are based on a company's efforts to reduce and replace the use of harmful chemicals with safer alternatives, and to disclose this work. Our top score demonstrates to companies worldwide that it's possible to find safer ingredients to grow a business. It brings us a step closer to moving the market in a better direction.
  • Learn more about our health and safety achievements and other initiatives by reading our Social & Environmental Responsibility Report.
  • The California Transparency in Supply Chain Act


    We stand by these laws in the name of better beauty. Read more on our blog.
    1. Verification. Beautycounter evaluates the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain on a regular and ongoing basis, and has implemented biannual assessments of our ingredient Suppliers to verify whether they are at risk for violating anti-slavery and human trafficking laws. Prior to partnering with any new Suppliers, Beautycounter also conducts an initial screening of those Suppliers. Beautycounter’s internal risk management team conducts verification using an internally-developed rubric and assessment, which considers the Supplier’s geographic location, manufacturing processes, the history of human trafficking and slavery in the sector, the U.S. Department of Labor’s list of goods identified as vulnerable to forced labor, and third-party reports concerning the Supplier’s human rights record, if available. Given the complexity of the supply chain, we are currently unable to verify whether our Suppliers use labor brokers or third-party recruiters. We wanted to share this with you publicly, in the spirit of transparency.

      Through an internal criteria process, Beautycounter selects where to conduct third-party, in-person audits of Suppliers of high-risk ingredients (those known to have labor issues) to identify and assess risk of human trafficking and slavery in our supply chain. We rank Suppliers on a scorecard based on their ability to credibly show how they prevent child labor and human trafficking. Prior to partnering with any new Suppliers, our verifier conducts an initial screening of those Suppliers. The third-party verifier’s assessment is based on a variety of factors, including the Supplier’s geographic location, manufacturing processes, the history of human trafficking and slavery in the sector, the U.S. Department of Labor’s list of goods identified as vulnerable to forced labor, and third-party reports concerning the Supplier’s human rights record, if available. Our verifier may require prospective and current Suppliers to respond in writing to questions regarding areas of concern raised during the initial screening process. It then conducts an assessment to establish which Suppliers pose the highest risk in human trafficking and should therefore be subject to additional monitoring, including audits. Given the complexity of the supply chain, we are currently unable to verify whether our Suppliers use labor brokers or third-party recruiters. We wanted to share this with you publicly, in the spirit of transparency.

    2. Audits. Beautycounter conducts audits to determine if its Suppliers are complying with our standards prohibiting trafficking and slavery in supply chains. Our risk management team decides which Suppliers to audit based on our assessment of the level of risk for human trafficking or slavery practices in the country where the Supplier operates. In-person audits are performed on the Supplier’s site by our own internal auditors who perform both announced and unannounced investigations of our Suppliers, and these audits generally consist of individual and group interviews as well as facility tours. If and when our internal auditors report an instance of abuse, our Company then sends a professional third-party auditing firm to independently evaluate the report. If non-compliance is discovered, remedies may include, among other things, termination of business with Beautycounter, or a corrective action plan to address the non-compliance within reasonable timeframes. Suppliers must comply with Beautycounter’s corrective action plan to Beautycounter’s satisfaction or the Supplier may be terminated from Beautycounter’s supply chain.

    3. Certification. Beautycounter requires its direct Suppliers to certify compliance with applicable laws regarding human trafficking and slavery. Specifically, we require written agreement from all direct Suppliers to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

      Our direct Suppliers are required to sign a statement that certifies that Suppliers of materials incorporated into their products comply with slavery and trafficking laws in the country or countries in which they do business. When necessary, we partner with our Suppliers and material Suppliers to provide education and best practices to help mitigate human trafficking, slavery, and other labor violations.

    4. Internal Accountability. Beautycounter maintains internal accountability standards embodied in our corporate code of conduct regarding anti-trafficking and slavery procedures for our employees and contractors. These standards include procedures for reporting violations, as well as confidentiality and whistleblower protections. Failure to comply with these standards and procedures, including failure to cooperate fully in any investigation of noncompliance or failure to report a violation, will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

    5. Training. Beautycounter regularly conducts trainings for all employees who have direct responsibility over our supply chains. Trainings ensure appropriate employees are knowledgeable and aware of the Company’s policies and relevant issues surrounding the supply chain, including recognizing and mitigating the risk of trafficking and slavery. We’re constantly researching best practices in responsible sourcing across industries, and tapping into our network of likeminded brands to learn from their challenges and opportunities in order to train our teams to be best in class.

      While the topic is heavy, our dedication is steadfast. We have always been a company dedicated to progress, and we will continue to work with Suppliers and our manufacturing partners to do right by the many hands that touch the ingredients that eventually become our beautiful products.

      We will share more as our journey unfolds in the coming months. Thanks for being a part of our journey towards #betterbeauty.