While many big companies routinely rely on a mix of chemicals to create:
Perfumed skin creams that promised miracle results Petroleum hair gunk for that swell greaser look Shellacking hairspray for helmeted ladies’ hairdos
A group of independent thinkers drew upon the pioneering spirit that was so much a part of their California heritage and set out on a road of rediscovery. Theirs was a path back to simple, wholesome ingredients proven safer and proven to work together in naturally effective ways.
And so the JASON® (which means “healer” in Greek) brand was born.
Wholesome INGREDIENTS WE’VE SOURCED
Like Apricot Oil and Wheat Protein for an aromatic shampoo that cleans gently.
Aloe Vera and Vitamin E for a hydrating body lotion that soothes and smoothes the skin.
Peppermint Oil and Bamboo powders for a whitening toothpaste that freshens and brightens your smile.
As one generation has given way to the next, JASON® products have remained on the path forged by the brand's founders, committed to discovering even more ways to offer personal care solutions safer for us, our families and our planet.
Discover our Ethos
WE PROMISE SAFE, GENTLE INGREDIENTS AND DON'T INCLUDE
No Artificial Colours
OUR COMMITMENT TO Safety
We constantly evaluate the latest ingredient research as new information becomes available. If evidence shows that a certain ingredient is unsafe, you can be assured that we will remove it from all our formulations.
Safety is a core value of the JASON brand and we are proud to set the highest safety standards with riguous testing to ensure that all our products are safe and wholesome.
can a natural ingredient be harmful?
They began by making a pact to select only the purest, gentlest ingredients, and put them through a series of rigorous testing procedures that would reflect their high standards. Over the years these tests have grown more rigorous. Just because an ingredient is plant-based doesn’t mean it should go into a personal care product. Hemlock is a great example of a natural ingredient to avoid! Also, ingredients that are innocuous individually can produce toxins when combined in formulations. Finally, some natural ingredients can be irritating if too much is used. The safety testing that the JĀSÖN® brand insists upon accounts for all of these possibilities and has grown increasingly more rigorous over the years. It takes our dedicated team of formulators an additional three or four months of testing after a formula is “approved” to ensure its safety. Only after a JĀSÖN® formula passes our stringent safety tests is it actually approved for production.
formula stability testing
To ensure our products will retain their original integrity and quality over extended time periods, we test formula samples at a variety of extreme temperatures. Extra hot and extra cold temperatures as well as freeze/thaw tests aggressively age the formulas and help simulate what might happen to a product during its life cycle - from manufacturing, to store shelf and finally into the homes of our loyal users. A personal care product might well be stored in a steamy shower for months at a time, so we need to be sure that our formulas will stand up to these kinds of conditions. After 12 weeks of extreme temperature testing, we evaluate the samples. If changes are minimal within the acceptable range, we can feel confident the product will retain its original quality on store shelves, and then on consumer shelves at home as well.
preservative effectiveness testing
Because of the manner in which personal care products are used and stored, certain preservatives are required to maintain a formula’s safety and integrity. Unlike a perishable item, we expect that a personal care product should continue to work and be safe over long periods of time, even when the cap is removed for use. Over the course a product’s lifecycle, it’s possible that some common household contaminant might be introduced to an open container. To ensure that even when that happens, our formulas will still be safe, we test our preservative efficacy. We do this by taking a small amount of formula and introducing common, household microorganisms in a controlled environment. We monitor these tests to prove that, even over time, the formulas have the ability to suppress microorganism growth and remain stable.
skin irritation testing
Every formula is tested on human skin to make sure there is minimum potential for skin irritations or allergic reactions. These tests are essential to ensure safety. However, we only test on human volunteers. We will never conduct these, or any other tests, on animals.
package/product compatibility testing
To make certain our formulas are compatible with their packaging, we conduct extreme temperature tests with formulas in their final packages. We do this to make sure that the ingredients in the formulas don’t react negatively with the packaging materials. If the formula in its packaging passes these rigorous tests, we can feel confident about sending it out to stores.
over-the-counter drug tests
Whenever we create a product (such as sun protection, anti-cavity or dandruff relief) that makes what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calls an over-the-counter drug claim, we send the formulation to an independent laboratory. The lab tests the formula to ensure it meets the FDA’s required level of active ingredient. Any formulation that doesn’t have the correct level of the specific active ingredient will not be allowed to make the specified claim and will not be allowed to ship to stores.
Discover JASON's eco-friendly approach to body-loving products, using only safe and effective ingredients that harness the true power of botanicals to help you and your family live a naturally beautiful life.