Natural Beauty Retailer Removes all Harmful Ingredients from Product Range

Gotham BeautyGotham Beauty, an online retailer for natural beauty products, is taking a stand against “green washing” and giving the boot to all suppliers who can’t prove the safety and natural origins of their products.

The recently launched ecommerce site labels themselves as New York City’s go-to retailer for the natural beauty conscious and sells selected brands offering natural cosmetics, skincare, bath and body, and fragrance products.

Last week, the company announced that all suppliers who cannot prove that their products are free from carcinogenic, toxic or synthetic ingredients which have been proven to be harmful to human health will be removed immediately from the store. Furthermore, products tested on animals are also banned from the store.

Speaking about the initiative, Founder and CEO of Gotham Beauty, Richard Annington said: “Our business is founded on the principle of providing an edited collection of truly healthy, harm-free brands.”

One of the ingredients that were deemed harmful by Gotham Beauty was Parabens due to its connection to cancer. As a result any product formulated with Parabens is not allowed to be sold in their online store.

Gotham Beauty initiated a review of its products after discovering one of its suppliers was required to re-label products to be sold in the European Union.  Unlike the FDA who relies mainly on cosmetic manufacturers to evaluate the safety of their products, the EU has one of the strictest regulatory environments relating to the safety of cosmetic and personal care products.

According to Annington, more than 500 cosmetic products sold in the US contain ingredients which are banned in Japan, Canada and the European Union.

As part of the product review process, Gotham Beauty will be discontinuing Lollia and Tokyo Milk immediately. Customers who have purchased these products are invited to contact us for a full refund.


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5 Responses for “Natural Beauty Retailer Removes all Harmful Ingredients from Product Range”

  1. Amanda says:

    On January 25, 2012 I placed an order online with Gotham in the amount of $58.57 for various products listed on their website. On February 6, 2012, twelve days later, Gotham Beauty sent me an email stating my order had been cancelled due to “lack of inventory”. It turns out that Gotham failed to remove a brand from their website that they no longer carry, causing me (and probably other customers) to order these items. Gotham promised me a refund within 48 hours, which seemed reasonable. On Thursday February 9th ( four days after my promised credit), I proceeded to contact them again for an update status as to why I had yet to receive my refund. The reply from the company was that they had to contact their billing company to find out what the delay is, they stated they would contact me in 24 hours. I have yet to hear back from them. Again the time frame is January 25, 2012 to February 15, 2012. Based on other reviews I’ve read on this site, my situation is not unique. Take caution.

  2. Pat Brogley says:

    Scotty~There’s a point to conforming WITH society and NOT conforming with society. (I will not go into this point- way too long winded for that)Love your hippies- but make NO assumptions that because someone makes a simple SUGGESTION that we’re nothing but tree huggers. (not that I have a problem with that)I’m just not interested in having alzheimer’s later on in life. That is all. I am also fairly certain that SPRAYING grain alcohol on the skin has a completely different effect on the body than DRINKING it.

  3. Eddy Eberth says:

    Potatoes? French fries ARE good for you! I knew it!

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    I want to win this for my son that due to be here in less than 6 weeks!

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