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Why we use EU Standards for our product line

Choosing EU beauty standards over those in the USA offers several advantages. EU regulations tend to be more stringent, prioritizing consumer safety and environmental protection.

While the FDA regulates cosmetics in the US, it’s important to note that the regulatory framework is less stringent compared to the EU. The EU bans or restricts the use of more chemicals in cosmetics and has stricter regulations regarding animal testing and labeling requirements. However, the FDA continues to evaluate and update its regulations to address emerging safety concerns and promote consumer confidence in the US beauty industry.

We currently offer Magnesium and Serums in our product line, all of which are held to high standards of safety and are 100% cruelty-free.

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These are the top reasons Mineral & Co. chooses EU beauty standards over the US:

Ingredient Safety

EU standards restrict the use of thousands of potentially harmful chemicals in cosmetics, while the USA has fewer regulations in place. This means products adhering to EU standards are less likely to contain harmful substances.

Animal Testing

The EU has banned animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients, whereas the practice still occurs in the USA. Choosing EU standards aligns with ethical concerns regarding animal welfare.  Mineral & Co. is listed on Leaping Bunny’s website here, which, along with thousands of other organizations, illustrates that all products and suppliers we use are strictly cruelty-free.

Regulatory Oversight

The EU regulatory framework for cosmetics is centralized, with stringent testing and approval processes overseen by the European Commission. In the USA, regulatory oversight is more fragmented, with the FDA primarily responsible but facing limitations in resources and authority.

Consumer Protection

EU standards require comprehensive labeling, providing consumers with detailed information about product ingredients and potential allergens. This transparency empowers consumers to make informed choices about the products they use.

Environmental Considerations

EU regulations prioritize environmental sustainability, encouraging the use of eco-friendly packaging and promoting the reduction of waste. This aligns with growing consumer concerns about environmental impact.

Overall, choosing EU beauty standards offers consumers greater confidence in product safety, ethical practices, and environmental responsibility.

Want to learn more? This article describes the requirements needed for natural cosmetics to comply with the European Union Standards.