Inolex has revealed that 41 of its products have been verified by the third-party ChemForward Safer programme.
The US firm, which has an additional four materials in the evaluation phase, said it is the leading beauty and personal care ingredient supplier committed to assessing and verifying its safety claims through the programme.
Launched in March, Safer aims to verify and amplify safer chemical alternatives and close data gaps throughout the supply chain.
This is accomplished by utilizing a transparent database of chemical hazard assessments and a unique data sharing model that creates broad, cost-effective access.
In addition to including the Safer certification logo to all its verified products, Inolex has made Safer by ChemForward a searchable product filter on its website, allowing brands and retailers to easily identify these ingredients.
“Inolex provides a common-sense path for our customers to look at substances and the data available to make sound assessments. We work with our customers to best leverage all the data about an ingredient or determine if there is a need for additional studies,” said Inolex product stewardship manager Katie Sminkey.
Marketing VP Lisa Gandolfi added: “ChemForward’s assessment by trade name is a more accurate representation of an ingredient’s safety profile over INCI or chemical name because it considers additives, impurities, and residuals that are specific to sourcing, extraction methods, and manufacturing processes.
“It really is the future in transparency and ensuring safer chemistry."