The Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA) has attempted to assure the cosmetics industry that it is doing its best to challenge the proposed classification of tea tree oil as a reproductive toxin.
We spoke to COO at Down Under Enterprises and Chair of the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association, Phillip Prather, about the latest developments for this ancient ingredient, which was discovered by the indigenous Bundjalung people.
With all the complexity and bureaucracy surrounding natural and organic ingredient certification it’s easy to forget the real reason for why it exists, which is simply to ensure safety and efficacy for personal care consumers.
Synthetic and uncertified tea tree oil has been flooding the market for years now, and is cropping up in cosmetic products worldwide causing big problems for both consumers and manufacturers, a leading supplier of the ingredient claims.
The company has launched a series of new products for the sun,
skin, hair, oral and baby care sectors that have been formulated
for added performance and purity in answer to increasing demands
for natural-based and functional products.
The Australian Tea Tree Industry (ATTI)says it is confident that it
can convince EU authorities over the safety of tea tree oil for use
in cosmetics products. The announcement comes following a European
Commission report asking for...