Utah-Based Company Leads With Safer Cosmetics
XANGO recognized as "Champion” of green personal care products.
By Tiffany Lin, Assistant Editor, Urban Farm magazine
December 6, 2011
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XANGO’s personal care products feature environmentally friendly, plant-based ingredients, including the antioxidant- and phytonutrient-rich mangosteen.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of more than 150 nonprofit organizations seeking to protect the health of consumers and workers by eliminating dangerous chemicals from cosmetics, recently recognized Utah-based company XANGO as Champion in the area of green personal care.
After fulfilling all of the goals set out by the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals banned by health agencies outside the U.S. and to fully disclose product ingredients, XANGO achieved Champion status for its Glimpse® and Juni by XANGO® branded products.
"As a company driven by a social purpose, XANGO takes very seriously its obligation to encourage sustainability, health and wellness in every aspect of its business,” says XANGO Founder, Chairman and CEO Aaron Garrity. "When it comes to personal care products, our Glimpse and Juni lines prove that consumers do not have to sacrifice premium results to benefit their own health and safeguard the environment. We’re excited to be part of a meaningful movement that changes the consumer mindset and leads the market toward a healthier future.”
XANGO’s Glimpse® and Juni by XANGO® personal care lines target specific skin, hair and body needs stemming from anti-aging to dry skin and scalp. At the core of the products’ formulas are plant-based ingredients starring the antioxidant- and phytonutrient-rich mangosteen, hailed as the "Queen of Fruits” in Southeast Asia.
"XANGO’s commitment to apply green chemistry and avoid known toxins in our personal care brands is a stand we choose to take for our consumers and the people they love,” says XANGO Senior Vice President and Creator of the Glimpse and Juni brands Beverly Hollister. "XANGO delights in introducing mangosteen and other naturally-based wellness products to the world. At the same time, we pledge to provide the market with innovative solutions that are responsibly produced and have a positive impact on our environment.”
According to Mia Davis, organizing director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and coordinator of the new Safe Cosmetics Business Network, XANGO has demonstrated that it’s possible to make personal care products that far exceed current safety standards in the United States.
"[XANGO] is a great example of making safe products part of a successful business model; trends demonstrate natural and safe cosmetics make up the fastest-growing segment of the $50 billion cosmetics industry,” Davis says.
This week’s announcement marks the completion of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, though the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics will continue to advocate for safe, healthy products for all consumers by working with a broad range of companies in the new Safe Cosmetics Business Network and by working with voters and Congressional leaders to pass the Safe Cosmetics Act. If passed, this bill would update the 1938 cosmetics regulations.
To learn more about the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and help spread the word, visit http://safecosmetics.org.
To learn more about XANGO’s health and wellness products, visit http://www.xango.com.
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