Cocoon Apothecary Named a Champion for Safe Cosmetics by the Environmental Working Group

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Canadian organic skin care company makes the final cut for green innovation in the cosmetic industry.

Congratulations to Cocoon Apothecary for being a Champion and for demonstrating that it's possible to make personal care products that far exceed current safety standards in the United States.

The Environmental Working Group released a report today, “Market Shift: The story of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and the growth in demand for safe cosmetics.” It describes the seven-year project during which the nonprofit organizations that make up the Campaign worked with companies in a unique partnership to raise the bar for safer personal care products. Canadian organic skin care company, Cocoon Apothecary has achieved “Champion” status in this report by fulfilling the goals of the Compact that include formulating without using ingredients prohibited for use in other countries, disclosing all their ingredients, and working with nonprofit health groups to increase market demand for safe, sustainable products and practices.

“Congratulations to Cocoon Apothecary for being a Champion and for demonstrating that it's possible to make personal care products that far exceed current safety standards in the United States. A growing number of consumers are seeking personal care products that do not contain hazardous chemicals, and our report shows that making safer products is not only possible, but is also part of a successful business model,” said Mia Davis, organizing director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and coordinator of the new Safe Cosmetics Business Network.

Many personal care products on the market today – from deodorants and lotion, to make-up and even baby shampoo – contain chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other harmful health effects, even though safer alternatives are available. A growing number of consumers are seeking personal care products that do not contain hazardous chemicals, and Cocoon Apothecary is demonstrating that making safer products is not only possible, but is also part of a successful business model.

About Cocoon Apothecary

Cocoon Apothecary was founded in 2004 in Kitchener, Ontario. Founder Jessica Burman wanted to create healthy, safe skin care products that embraced the healing power of natural ingredients.

She works from a dedicated cosmetics lab inside her home, and supplies her lotions and cleansers to more than 13 companies in Toronto and throughout southwestern Ontario, and serves customers all over North America through her online shop. She focuses on transparent corporate practices and educating her customers on reading cosmetic labels and the importance of natural ingredients.

All Cocoon Apothecary products are vegan, cruelty-free and contain many certified organic ingredients. Amber glass bottles preserve contents and are easily reusable and recyclable, and corn-based labels and new plastic caps are sourced from overstock that would otherwise be headed for landfill.

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