Many cosmetic and personal care products are labeled as natural, organic, or fairly traded. Generally, these claims are true. Sometimes they're not. Almost always, they're up for interpretation. So it's often left to you, the consumer, to understand an ingredient label and know enough about the brand behind it to trust the validity of those claims.
At Badger, we believe that third party certifications take the guesswork out of claims made on cosmetics and personal care. This means that we adhere to the standards and guidelines of any third party agency certifying our products. In doing so, we're showing you just how much we care about the claims we make, and how strongly we feel about always being transparent.
Below is our list of certifications demonstrating that our products are not only skin-friendly, but planet-friendly, too!
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Certified Organic products are made from a minimum of 95% certified organic ingredients free from chemical fertilizers, artificial hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, or synthetic pesticides. In our opinion, organic agriculture produces ingredients that are better for people and better for our planet. We believe that compassionate, sustainable organic agriculture is both the legacy of the past and our hope for the future.
Look for this logo on just about every Badger product.
Read more about USDA Organic Certification
Read Badger's position on USDA Organic
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This cosmetic standard held by the NSF allows for cosmetic ingredients not used in food but still processed to organic standards. Products bearing this seal must contain a minimum of 70% USDA Certified Organic ingredients. The NSF is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standard developer.
Look for this logo on our sunscreens certifying the organic ingredient content.
Read more about the NSF Organic Certification
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Products bearing this logo contain ingredients grown by farmers that meet strict economic, social, and environmental criteria. It also lets you know that farmers and producers were paid living wages for the goods they produce. Earning a fair trade price enables growers to improve their quality of life, invest in their farms and communities, help protect the environment, and develop the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.
Badger has committed to certifying our products to fair trade standards whenever possible. In 2005, Badger worked with Transfair USA (now Fair Trade USA) to develop our first line of products using certified fair trade ingredients. We use over 30% fair trade ingredients in our Cocoa Butter Lip Balms and our Lip Tint & Shimmers.
Look for this label on our Cocoa Butter Lip Balms and Lip Tints & Shimmers!
Read more about Fair Trade Certification
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Products bearing this logo are formulated using only ingredients found in nature and processed simply to meet a rigorous standard for natural cosmetics. Natural is defined as derived from 95-100% ingredients made from a renewable resource found in nature with no petroleum compounds. A product labeled ‘natural’ must use biodegradable ingredients and the most environmentally sensitive packaging.
Look for this label on all our sunscreens and soaps!
Read more about the NPA Natural Certification
Read Badger's position on the NPA Certification
For more, visit npainfo.com
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By 1996, 'cruelty-free' shopping had become popular, but it was also confusing, and sometimes misleading. Companies had begun designing their own bunny logos, and creating their own definition of 'cruelty-free' and 'animal-friendly', without the participation of animal protection groups. In response, eight national animal protection groups banded together to form the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). The CCIC promotes a single comprehensive standard and an internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo.
Almost all of our packaging including display boxes have this logo - everything Badger uses & produces is certified by Leaping Bunny.
For more, visit www.leapingbunny.org
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Badger is now certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), one of the top certification programs in the world. When you see the GF logo on a Badger product, you'll know that product meets strict gluten-free standards that have been independently verified.
For more, visit www.gfco.org.
For more about Badger being Gluten Free, visit our Gluten-Free page.
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B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade is to coffee or USDA Organic is to milk. Being a certified B Corporation means that Badger meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. In much the same way that the USDA would certify an organic product, B Lab, a third party nonprofit certifies Badger as a corporation, ensuring that our unique mission and principles remain woven into the DNA of the company.
Look for this logo on our labels, packaging, catalogs, and mailers.
For more, visit www.bcorporation.net.
For more about Badger being a B Corp, please visit our Badger is a B Corporation page.
Any product made of pulp or paper has the potential to be FSC-certified as long as the wood used in the product originates from FSC-certified sources. The FSC certification system takes business away from companies that may still be supporting illegal, unsustainable, unverified logging activities. The intent of the FSC system is to shift the market to eliminate habitat destruction, water pollution, displacement of indigenous peoples and violence against people and wildlife that often accompanies logging.
Look for this logo on our catalogs and mailers.
For more, visit www.fsc.org
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