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What’s the Codex Beauty Code?

What’s the Codex Beauty Code?

What’s the Codex Beauty Code?

There's been a lot of talk about transparency and natural ingredients in the beauty industry. At Codex Beauty, we began with a clean slate. Rather than incrementally make a blacklist of chemicals to extract from products, we drew inspiration from The Codex Alimentarius, a collection of internationally adopted food and health standards, and then developed our own set of core principles, guidelines and ethical codes of practice.

We call it the Codex Beauty Code. Here’s what it involves:


Ingredient Purity:
By managing all steps of the supply chain, we can ensure that all products are as pure as claimed—free from potentially harmful and toxic chemicals, preservatives, and allergens. The result is products that are attentively designed to be suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones.

Customer Safety:
We assure that our products are designed to be extremely safe by taking specific, rigorous measures to minimize any potential undesirable effects, adverse events, contamination, and product quality inconsistencies.

Product Efficacy:
Through extensive testing, we ensure that our products are effective and fulfill the customer needs with all claims adequately substantiated.

We are constantly seeking new ingredients, formulations, packaging and analytical technologies to provide products with higher purity, efficacy and lower cost to our customers.

Control of Raw Materials:
Each raw material is verified to meet defined standards that are in line with a product’s requirements and claims. Every raw material’s supplier, manufacturer and packaging material is carefully selected, tested and qualified to meet Codex Beauty’s high standard of quality. This is accomplished by thorough review of documentation and verification, including on-site audits.

Quality Manufacturing and Control:
We regularly do quality audits to ensure that all products are manufactured according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and quality controlled to pharmaceutical-grade level.

Regulatory Compliance:
We are dedicated to following and complying with regulations set globally by the cosmetic industry and constantly staying up to date with verification and certification organizations, in real time, in order to be on top of any developments, safety concerns, or trends.

Strictest Standards:
We follow the strictest standards set out in the cosmetic industry to assure product quality, safety and efficacy by following international standards and regulations (e.g. EU Cosmetic Regulation, ISO standards relating to cosmetics, regulations and guidance issued by the FDA, Canada and Asia).

We are dedicated to providing full customer transparency by issuing our standards and requirements for all products and claims on our website, and throughout our complete supply chain.

Sustainability and Eco Friendly:
We embrace our responsibility for environmental stewardship, and we are committed to integrating environmental practices and sustainability principles into our core business strategy. From wild harvesting of organic raw materials to biodegradable packaging material, our goal is to have a zero carbon footprint and zero contribution of plastic into the ocean, and supporting the preservation of the arctic wilderness.

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