Brand Selection Criteria
As we select products for our website we like to make sure the products we are choosing make S.E.N.S.E (Safe, Effective, Natural, Sustainable, Ethical). To help assist in this process we created our brand criteria. This criteria helps us evaluate how closely products meet our site standards. The more of the criteria is met, the higer we rate it using out criteria icons. These can be found on each product page, and are a quick guide for you to look and see how the products stack up.
Click the icons below to see a definition of each criteria we use to when selecting brands for Natural Skin Care 4 Men.
Organic – meets criteria of 70% - 100% organic content per USDA National Organics Program Standards.
Sustainable – ability manage resources to ensure long-term ecological balance, including: indefinite harvesting, net zero carbon footprint, and adopting principles and practices that guard against natural resource depletion.
Gluten Free – products which do not contain gluten.
Vegan – products do not contain animal, egg or dairy, including the use of leather.
MADE IN THE USA
Made in the USA – Bulk of ingredients and components are sourced locally and product is manufactured in the USA.
Fan Favorite – reviewed positively by fans.
FREE OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS
Free of Harmful Chemicals – free of harmful petro chemicals and unsafe ingredients, including parabens, synthetic fragrance, artificial color, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), PEGs, and other ingredients which do not comply with consumer watch lists.
Ethically Sourced – ensuring materials and ingredients purchased from developing countries are obtained at market prices to reduce poverty.
Green Chemistry – full cycle ingredient management, including: ingredient sourcing, ingredient extraction and suspension, ingredient production, end product formulation and manufacturing. The invention, design, formulation and application of skin care products and manufacturing processes to reduce or to eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.
Please know we realize many companies are on their way to eliminating ingredients which are either on the watch lists or banned from product certifying bodies and industry leaders such as Whole Foods. The criteria above provide a threshold for acceptance at NaturalSkinCare4Men.com. Happy and Safe shopping!