As a consumer, we may think that for a skincare product to have reached the market, it is automatically trustworthy to be used on your skin, right? ... Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
To produce and sell skincare products you have to comply with the relevant legislation relating to the recipe and the final product. Cosmetic Regulations are strict, and so they should be! Your Skin is precious!
As a creator and seller of skincare we are legally bound to obtain a CPSR - Well what is this? This is a Cosmetic Product Safety Report which is signed by a certified Chemist/Toxicologist. The Safety report confirms the recipe and finished products are safe for skin application, set by UK Regulations.
Unfortunately, businesses are not required to share this information which makes it very difficult to navigate the handmade skincare market safely.
We understand this can be a scary prospect, whilst the idea of a product being handmade casts an idealistic image into our minds, we cannot always be certain the ingredients used and final products are safe. However, we have one handy tip for you to look out for with UK sellers - see or ask if they are registered with an organisation such as the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletry Makers. Organisations such as this one are usually free for the business to become a member of but they will require the business to provide proof of their CPSR to join. This means when you see a business advertising their membership to a guild alike this one, you can be sure their products are safety tested.
Most importantly, when you buy from BSkin By Bowes you want to know you are buying from an Artisan crafter that cares! At BSkin By Bowes we are a small family business with very high ethical and environmental standards, who are strongly against animals suffering for any reason including product testing. Also our customers are incredibly important to us, so we want to protect you, our brand and our reputation, which is why we are dotting the 'i's and crossing the 't's to ensure we are doing everything properly to look after your skin and our planet.
We would love for you to share our journey with us by staying in touch on social media: bskinbybowes_ please don't be shy, tag us in your self care selfies with your new products! Exciting times lie ahead and we would love for you to be there with us :)
Until next time,
Amanda & Kelsi xxx
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