Encourage manufacturers and service providers to adopt a cruelty-free ethic.
Survey companies which claim to sell products that not been tested on animals and do not contain cruelly-derived ingredients and accredit (without charging a fee) companies which satisfy the CCF’s criteria.
Make available (by way of a licensing arrangement) an independent, consumer recognised logo which manufacturers can incorporate in their labeling and advertising material to readily identify their companies as cruelty-free.
Criteria for accreditation as a cruelty-free company is the most stringent in the world.
Ingredients GAIA uses that are often confused as animal derived
When GAIA states we use Allantoin, we mean the natural plant-based type derived from the active part of the comfrey root which is known to be beneficial in maintaining a healthy scalp. Other companies may use uric acid (known also as Allantoin) which is derived from animals.
Is a by-product of soap making. A natural ‘humectant’, meaning it attracts moisture to your skin, it also smoothes the skin’s surface. The glycerin GAIA uses is derived from vegetable oil not from animal fat.
GAIA uses Lactic Acid derived from plant sources not animal sources or animal by-products to moisturise as well as naturally exfoliate, refine and clear skin. It helps to balance the skin’s pH levels.
GAIA uses only plant based proteins from wheat or oats. Unlike other baby products, we do not use silk protein because silk protein is made by boiling silkworms alive in their cocoons to stop them from ‘ruining’ the silk fibres when they are ready to hatch….