Sephora’s Clean + Planet Positive Program Kicks Off New Environmental Standards for the Retailer’s Brands


In addition to packaging, formulating, and advertising practices, the “formulated without” listing now consists of octinoxate (the chemical sunscreen ingredient already dealing with bans over its suspected impression on reefs), PFAS or PFCs (perfluorochemicals, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says are “very persistent in the environment and in the human body,” do not break down, and should result in hostile human well being results), and nitromusks and polycyclic musks (artificial perfume parts which were present in aquatic organisms). 

“To be honest with you, they’re ingredients that our brands are not really using, so it made sense to just officially have them on the list and make sure clients really understand because, at the end of the day, the programs are meant to serve as sources of education and also guideposts for consumers, because it’s so hard to navigate this on your own.”

The manufacturers which are included in the kickoff of Clean + Planet Positive are Caudalie, Farmacy, Biossance, Youth to the People, Tata Harper, Selfless by Hyram, Ren, Herbivore, Alpyn Beauty, Necessaire, Prima, Maison Louis Marie, Susteau, Saie, Aether,  Ellis Brooklyn, Briogeo, and the retailer’s personal Sephora Collection. But Deily is hopeful that the new program’s requirements encourage extra manufacturers to try for related objectives. 

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