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At Smith & Vandiver, we believe that how we make and  package our products is as important as which ingredients we choose. With a 30 year tradition of sustainability, we consider the cradle to cradle impact of every product we make.

Our products are biodegradable and avoid petrochemicals.
Preservative systems avoid using parabens.
Products are 100% cruelty free—no animal ingredients or testing.
Products never contain dioxane, phthalates, sulfates or ethoxylated ingredients.
Shipper cartons are made from 100% post-consumer
  recycled material.
Packaging is more than recyclable—it contains ever growing percentages of
  pre- and post-consumer recycled material.
Our manufacturing resource usage is kept to a minimum with skylights, 
  recirculating water systems and recycling programs.
We buy locally when possible to minimize environmental transportation costs.

  • Formaldehyde 
    A known carcinogen. It harms the skin, lungs and respiratory system as well as the immune system.
  • Paraformaldehyde 
    A type of formaldehyde.
  • Methylene glycol
    A type of formaldehyde.
  • Quaternium-15 
    Which releases formaldehyde, and can cause allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Mercury 
    A potent neurotoxicant especially harmful to children.
  • Dibutyl and diethyl hexyl phthalates
    Which disrupt hormones and harm the reproductive system.
  • Isobutyl and isopropyl parabens
    Which disrupt hormones and harm the reproductive system.
  • The family of toxic chemicals known as PFAS
    Which have been linked to cancer, hormonal disruption, harm to the reproductive system and suppressed immune activity.
  • M- and o-phenylenediamine 
    Used in hair dyes, which irritate and sensitize the skin, damage DNA and can cause cancer.