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WHAT MAKES A BEAUTY PRODUCT CONSCIOUS ON FARFETCH?

By choosing conscious products you are supporting brands that are committed to doing better, helping you to shop positively on FARFETCH.

In order to be awarded our conscious label, a product must meet one or more of our sustainability criteria listed below. In the criteria development process, FARFETCH engaged the expertize of leading organizations in the industry to provide critical recommendations on the standards and certifications selected.

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1. Ingredients sourcing

ORGANIC

To qualify as conscious, a product must contain at least 70% or more organic content and must be certified by one of the following organic standards:

COSMOS-standard 

NATRUE Label 

Natural Cosmetics Standard (NCS) 

NSF International (National Sanitation Foundation)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

NATURAL

To qualify as conscious, a product must contain at least 70% or more natural content or content of natural origin and must be certified by one of the following standards: 

COSMOS-standard – natural

NATRUE Label – natural

Natural Products Association (NPA)

VEGAN

To qualify as conscious, a product must hold a vegan certification or the whole brand must be vegan. Certified by one of the following standards:

The Vegan Society's Vegan Trademark

The V Label

Vegetarian Society Approved vegan trademark

ENVIRONMENTALLY CERTIFIED

To qualify as conscious, the product must hold a relevant environmental certification from the list below:

Blue Angel

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

Environmental Working Group

EU Ecolabel – environment and health

Cradle to Cradle Certified®

FREE-FROM

To qualify as conscious, the product must be free from all ingredients listed below. Our Free-From list focuses solely on ingredients which may be considered harmful to the environment. 

To create the list we worked closely with Sigillum Knowledge Solutions, an international consultancy company focused on the health, safety and sustainability of consumer products. Sigillum Knowledge Solutions conducted extensive research to advise on the below ingredients. Some key sources include: the EU Ecolabel criteria for rinse-off cosmetic products (Commission Decision 2014/893/EU) and Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

Genistein - 446-72-0

Resorcinol - 108-46-3

Triclocarban - 101-20-2

Triclosan - 3380-34-5

4-Methylbenzylidene camphor - 36861-47-9

Benzophenone-1 (BP-1) - 131-56-6

Benzophenone-2 (BP-2) - 131-55-5

Benzophenone-4 (BP-4) - 4065-45-6

Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) - 131-57-7

Benzophenone-5 (BP-5) - 6628-37-1

tert-Butylhydroxyanisole/Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) - 25013-16-5

Butylated hydroxytouluene (BHT) - 128-37-0

Propylparaben - 94-13-3

Benzyl salicylate - 118-58-1

Phthalates - Various

Cyclopentasiloxane (D5) - 0541-02-06

Cyclohexasiloxane (D6) - 540-97-6

Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate(EHMC)/Octylmethoxycinnamate (OMC)/Octinoxate 5466-77-3

Triphenyl phosphate - 115-86-6

Deltamethrin - 52918-63-5

Galaxolide - 1222-05-05

Octocrylene - 6197-30-4

Benzalkonium Chloride - 63349-41-2/68391-01-5/68424-85-1/85409-22-9

Formaldehyde releasing preservatives - 5-Bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxane - 30007-47-7

Formaldehyde releasing preservatives - 7-Ethyl-bicyclooxazolidine - 7747-35-5

Estragole - 140-67-0

Methyl eugenol - 93-15-2

Benzophenone - 119-61-9

Cobalt & cobalt compounds - Various

Butylphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) - 80-54-6

Retinyl palmitate - 79-81-2

Furfural - 98-01-1

Methylchloroisothiazolinone - 26172-55-4

Methylisothiazolinone - 2682-20-4

Nickel compounds - Various

Tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate - 2455-24-5

Trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate - 3290-92-4

Methyl paraben - 99-76-3

Butylparaben - 94-26-8

Nanomaterials - Various

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and its salts - Various

Note: ​​FARFETCH requires that any product which qualifies for the Free From criteria must also be free from any substance listed in accordance with Article 59(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (SVHCs) and any substances in the Hazard Statement List included in the EU Ecolabel. Also, please note that microplastics are banned in the UK among many other countries. They are not banned globally. Our guideline to partners is to exclude them from their products.

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2. Workers' wellbeing

FAIR TRADE

To qualify as conscious, the product must be:

FAIRTRADE certified

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3. Manufacturing processes

FOREST CONSERVATION

To qualify as conscious, the brand must only source certified palm oil, and 100% of the palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives included in a product must be certified by one of the following standards:

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

CARBON NEUTRAL

To qualify as conscious, the entire brand or finished product must be certified by one of the following standards:

Certified CarbonNeutral® 

The Carbon Trust

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4. Packaging

RECYCLED PACKAGING

To qualify as conscious, the primary packaging of the product must contain at least 50% or more recycled materials.

For secondary packaging to be considered conscious, it must contain at least 50% or more recycled materials and must also be certified by one of the following standards:

SCS – Recycled Content Certification (RCC)

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Textile Exchange – Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified

Textile Exchange – Global Recycled Standard (GRS)

Note: primary packaging is defined as the packaging in direct contact with the product itself, e.g. a jar/bottle, while secondary packaging is defined as the packaging which holds together individual units of a product. It is often used for display and branding purposes, e.g. a branded paperboard box.

REFILLABLE PACKAGING

To qualify as conscious, the primary packaging is designed to be refilled or reused and the brand offers a refillable or reusable scheme. 

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5. Cruelty-free

To qualify as conscious, the product must be free from animal testing and hold one of the following cruelty-free certifications: 

PETA – 'Beauty Without Bunnies' Program

Cruelty Free International – 'Leaping Bunny'

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