Skin is our largest organ—acting as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. It also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection and manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones. Skin is a huge sensor packed with nerves to keep the brain in touch with the outside world. Wild right?
AMBER BLUE INGREDIENTS
1400+ cosmetic Ingredients are banned in the European Union (EU) while only 11 ingredients are banned in the USA. Shocking! Amber Blue has aligned ourselves with the standards of the European Union (EU). We have proactively banned thousands of harmful ingredients that are commonly found in mainstream skincare in the United States. We have taken it a few steps further: we carefully test our products by a leading chemist in a scientific lab for safety, shelf-life expectancy and product effectiveness, we have formally registered our cosmetic establishment with the USA/State and we are 100% transparent in our ingredients used—disclosing all our ingredients on our packaging.
It sounds common place, however, not all companies are transparent with many well-known brands listing admirable ingredients on their label and concealing unsafe and toxic ingredients and preservatives with obscure labeling. You'll often see this listed as a "proprietary blend" or "fragrance" to appear more natural but actually are not. Misleading Marketing and Green-washing at it's finest.
Our products are carefully formulated by Co-founder Jen Burney, a Master Herbalist & Aromatherapist. Products are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which fight the signs of aging and nurture, protect, and heal your skin.
HERBS, PLANTS AND FLOWERS
Farm-to-Bathroom philosophy. We harness the powers of herbs, plants and flowers in our skincare which are grown organically in our family garden using sustainable gardening methods, supplied from local artisan farmers and sourced responsibly from reputable vendors all over the world - all free from chemicals.
OILS AND ESSENTIAL OILS
Many of our oils are infused by us by a process called "Solar Herbal Infusion" where we utilize the sun to naturally infuse oils with our herbs, plants and flowers to transform them into healing, soothing, and relaxing medicinal preparations.
Essential oils are used extensively in our products for both their aromatherapy and skincare benefits.
AMBER BLUE AND BANNED INGREDIENTS
The EU has banned 1,400 chemicals in cosmetics; the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in America has banned only 11. Many of the chemicals banned in the EU—but found in FDA-approved beauty products—cause cancer, birth defects, genetic mutation, and organ damage.
The FDA has no authority to test chemicals in cosmetics, they do not require safety testing before products reach the consumer market, and have no way to recall cosmetic products. Cosmetic manufacturers are then fully responsible for the safety of their own products and for making sure they adhere to the FDA’s guidelines; but what corporate money-making fueled company actually does this? Companies aren’t required to register their cosmetic establishments, file data on ingredients, or report cosmetic-related injuries to FDA. It's virtually unregulated.
Amber Blue does not test products on animals or use ingredients tested on animals. We test products on real people: ourselves, our family and friends. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny Certified.
In an independent study, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental
Working Group found that:
One in thirty products sold in the U.S. fails to meet industry or government safety standards.
Nearly four hundred products sold in the U.S., such as Crest Whitestrips and Neutrogena daily face cream, contain chemicals banned in Japan, Canada, and the EU.
Ninety-eight percent of all products assessed contained one or more ingredients never tested for safety.
Lead can be found in more than half of the 33 top-brand lipsticks. In a lifetime, women will eat about 7 pounds of toxic lipstick/balms.