CVS Health announced that by the end of 2019, it will remove parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors from nearly 600 store-brand beauty and personal care products. This latest action is a significant milestone in CVS Health's journey toward more sustainable products that satisfy consumer expectations.
“We are committed to providing our customers with the safe, efficacious products that they are looking for,” said Cia Tucci, Vice President of Store Brands and Quality Assurance at CVS Health. “We listened when customers voiced their desire for products that provide the benefits they need with fewer ingredients of concern.” In addition to listening to customers, CVS Health has also engaged with industry experts and key advocacy groups to ensure that product quality can be maintained through this transition. Over the past several years, CVS Health has engaged with the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF) coalition and its Mind the Store campaign, an organization working to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products, to strengthen the understanding of chemicals of consumer concern and inform opportunities for retailers to advance chemical safety in consumer products.
“Our consumers expect both transparency and quality when it comes to ingredients in the products they use,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of CSR and Philanthropy at CVS Health. “This is an important step, and we look forward to continuing to work with stakeholders to address additional chemicals of consumer concern and focus on more product categories in the future.”
Source: CVS Health Press Release, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
At Silk Therapeutics, we have the same commitment to transparency and quality when it comes to our ingredients. Our patented activated liquid silk serves as the foundation to enable us to offer products with 9 ingredients or less, all which are free of parabens, phthalates and other harmful chemicals. Learn more about what ingredients are in each of our products.