EcoPlum Introduces Eco-Friendly Skincare Products for Promotional Industry
EcoPlum, a New York City-based sustainable promotional products and e-commerce company, introduced eco-friendly skincare items available for customized branding. EcoPlum Business Gifts now offers a variety of lip balms, hand lotion, sunscreen and body butters.
The new environmentally friendly skincare line includes:
- USDA-certified organic lip balms
- 100 percent vegan shea butter lip balm
- All-natural lip balms with organic and transparent natural ingredients
- SPF 30 broad spectrum mineral sunscreens with organic base ingredients
- 100 percent vegan shea butter body balms
- Hand lotion that is dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic and free of known toxins
EcoPlum sources safe cosmetics from companies with third-party labels or testing, such as certified organic and USDA-certified, and/or with clearly transparent labels and non-toxic ingredients. All relevant sustainability designations for each product are included in the product descriptions. EcoPlum is a member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Business Network, which promotes non-toxic cosmetics innovation and growth by connecting manufacturers, distributors, consumers and policy makers.
The manufacturers selected to launch EcoPlum Business Gift’s skincare line are committed to their own corporate social responsibility efforts and include Raining Rose Inc., All Good Products and Shea Yeleen. Raining Rose Inc. is one of the few American companies certified to manufacture USDA organic products. Raining Rose Inc. and All Good are both Certified B Corporations, which combine profit-making with social and environmental responsibility. All Good and Shea Yeleen do no animal testing and are also women-owned businesses, like EcoPlum. Shea Yeleen is also a fair trade manufacturer, providing living wages to women in West Africa, and has been certified as a minority-owned supplier.
“EcoPlum has advocated for safe cosmetics for several years, and we are very happy we can offer a selection of these healthy products now to our business clients for their promotional gifts," said Gia Machlin, founder and CEO EcoPlum.
EcoPlum has conducted educational seminars on safe cosmetics for consumers because the U.S. federal regulation of skincare and cosmetics ingredients are minimal to non-existent. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have to approve these products before they go to market. EcoPlum, and other companies concerned about safety and sustainability, cannot rely fully on Federal government standards.
The US bans only 11 chemicals from cosmetics. In contrast, the European Union bans 1,328 chemicals known to have links to cancer, genetic mutations, and birth defects, according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. In 2015, Senators Diane Feinstein and Susan Collins co-sponsored the Personal Care Products Safety Act to reform regulation and require companies to ensure products are safe before selling them to the public. This legislation is still pending Congressional approval.
With the addition of sustainable skincare products, EcoPlum expands its selection of eco friendly branded gifts and promotional products for businesses, universities, non-profits and private events. EcoPlum launched its Sustainable Swag business gifts division in September 2016. Its consumer-oriented e-commerce business, the EcoPlum Boutique, has been operating since 2008.
For more information on EcoPlum, visit www.ecoplum.com.