Five Beauty Certifications to Celebrate!

Five Beauty Certifications to Celebrate!


Do you get a little overwhelmed trying to figure out which beauty products on the market are actually conscious and meet your values as a customer? One of the best ways to be sure the label you are reading is the real deal is to look for a certification proving any product claims. We believe truth in labeling matters. So, brands and products that back up what they believe in with third party certifications are the cat’s pajamas to us! Here are some of our favorite certifications to see on a beauty box or bottle.  

Leaping Bunny Certification 

Unfortunately, the beauty industry is known for its harmful  treatment to animals through testing. But, so many conscious beauty companies have found better ways! The Leaping Bunny Program is the lead certification for cosmetics and household products to prove that they not only do not use animal testing themselves, but the ingredients and formulations they use do not either. Animal cruelty is absolutely unnecessary and this certification on a label ensures that your money isn’t going to support it. Because bunnies deserve better!


1% for the Planet

1% for the planet is made up of thousands of businesses and organizations around the world who care about the environment and are working together to create change for the better. Companies with this certification on their label have committed to giving at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations. 1% for the Planet then verifies that the company has done this and grants them access to the seal. To date, this organization has helped certify that over $600 M has gone to organizations from partner businesses. That’s a whole lot of planet-loving superstars!


Certified B Corp

B Lab is a nonprofit organization on a mission to make business a force of good. They work to ensure that business brings more benefit to all and that our economic system is inclusive, equitable and regenerative. They focus on social and environmental performance of a company and also require a high level of transparency and legal commitment. Businesses can become Certified B Corporations by undergoing an auditing process and companies that achieve this certification are considered to be leaders and change agents in the conscious business movement. So, these companies are not only who we want to spend our money with and do business with, but really our inspiration in how we do business ourselves.



Kind to Biome

This certification is a new kid on the beauty certification block. Seeing it on a label means that the products are formulated to consider the health of the skin’s microbiome. Did you know there’s a whole teeny tiny ecosystem on your skin? It’s important too! Protecting and nourishing that microbiome helps us have healthy skin. This certification actually assesses the impact of a product on the skin’s microbiome and if it’s gentle enough to keep it healthy. It goes beyond just ingredients and looks at how the formulation as a whole affects the skin.


Certified Organic

Ok this one is sure to be a whole article of its own some time soon! Certified Organic is a term which requires agricultural operations to use practices that cycle resources, conserve biodiversity, and preserve ecological balance. The USDA’s National Organic Program develops and enforces the standards which include practices like natural fertilizers, eco-friendly pest control, no GMOs, and no artificial preservatives.

At Bright Beauty Collective we look for one of three certifying bodies when it comes to organics in beauty and personal care. USDA Organic, NSF Certified Organic, or EcoCert Certified to COSMOS standards. The FDA does not define or regulate the term “organic,” as it applies to cosmetics, body care, or personal care products the way it does for food. So, seeing the word ‘organic’ on a beauty label could be deceiving. However, a certification is not. Seeing one of those certifications on a label means that the company has gone through a rigorous process of auditing to ensure that the end product meets organic compliance standards.