Have you ever shopped online for skin, body, or hair care products, only to feel utterly confused about whether the product you’re considering is actually safe for you or your family? Perhaps the product’s ingredient deck (INCI) is buried on the webpage, or the words “all-natural” just don’t give you enough information about the product’s certification to put you at ease.
At Essential, we are committed to transparency and full disclosure of the ingredients we use in our natural skin, body and hair care products. In order to make shopping on our site easier for our customers, we use a series of symbols to indicate product features like vegan, USDA-certified organic, and other “free-from” attributes.
You may see the following symbols under many of our products:
Leaping Bunny: Essential’s products carry the “Leaping Bunny” logo, the internationally recognized symbol that indicates “cruelty free” cosmetics. Established by the Coalition for Consumer Information in Cosmetics (CCIC), a group of eight national animal protection organizations, the leaping bunny represents a single, comprehensive standard. Whenever you see this logo, you can be sure neither the product, nor any of its ingredients has been tested on animals.
Vegan: indicates that products are not made with, and do not contain animal-derived ingredients
Phtalate-free: Phtalates are often used as solvents and fixatives in fragrances or to increase flexibility in products. This symbol indicates that products are not made with phthalates
Paraben-free: indicates that products do not include parabens, a preservative used in many cosmetics
Gluten-free: indicates that products are certified gluten-free