How We Determine The Safety
of Our Body Care Ingredients
Sunshine's Products (NSP)'s dedication to internal nutrition naturally leads to a
commitment to a comprehensive range of personal care products
that contain the essential ingredients required for complete
skin nutrition. At NSP, we adhere to the philosophy of
using skin-beneficial ingredients; whether natural or synthetic
that has a proven long-standing safety record.
Of the approximately 150
ingredients that are used in our skin care formulations, the
vast majority are naturally derived ingredients. We
stress our commitment to skin health with products that
integrate skin-nourishing ingredients from both nature and
science. Just as there are many natural ingredients that are
excellent for the skin, there are also some natural ingredients
that can be harmful to the skin.
The same is true for synthetic
ingredients. Many are nourishing and completely safe to use,
whilst other ingredients are potentially harmful to the skin and
body. NSP ONLY uses SAFE ingredients, either natural or
synthetic that have proven to be beneficial to the skin
and that have been proven through scientific studies to be
non-irritating and non-toxic.
Whilst the majority of
ingredients in the personal care products are natural, there are
also some harmless synthetic ingredients used in the products,
which are incorporated for their specific functionality and skin
Sunshine relies on the unbiased, third-party research presented
by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) to
help determine whether or not an ingredient in a topical product
is safe. Since the FDA does not have the authority to approve
cosmetic, skin care products or ingredients, the CTFA
established the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) in 1976 to
review the safety and proper use of common ingredients in the
Committee has since adopted a set of written procedures that are
used to evaluate safety studies in an expert, unbiased manner.
Government agencies, consumers, clinical groups and industry
experts play a role in the committee’s nomination under conflict
of interest standards applicable to government employees. The
conclusions of the committee are published in the CIR Compendium
without any private review or influence. The data reviewed by
the CIR is provided by the cosmetics industry and public
Once all of the available data for a
specific ingredient has been obtained and reviewed, the Expert
Panel offers one of four conclusions: (1) safe as used, (2) safe
with certain qualifications, (3) unsafe, or (4) insufficient
data to support safety.
those ingredients that are determined 'safe as used' or 'safe
with certain qualifications'. Qualifications are most commonly
recommended to prevent mild to moderate irritation or
sensitisation based on certain concentrations. NSP does not
use any ingredients that are considered carcinogenic or
products have been dermatologist, safety and allergy tested.
All products have been subjected to a Repeat Insult Patch Test (RIPT),
in which a patch of skin is repeatedly exposed to the product
and evaluated for allergic reaction or irritation. Results from
these studies conclude that Natria products are
non-irritating and hypoallergenic.
Nature’s Sunshine relies on internal
testing, clinical studies conducted by independent laboratories,
and the scientifically-proven, unbiased data presented by the
CIR in determining safety of the ingredients used in its Natria, as well as other personal care products.
can rest assured that we are 100% committed to the safety,
service, quality and integrity of all our skin care and cosmetic
products. That’s guaranteed.
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