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Cocoa Brown

How ethical is Cocoa Brown?

Cocoa Brown is a brand of self tan products which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Self Tan Ratings Table. Although Cocoa Brown has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in Cocoa Brown if it submitted itself to apply for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement.

Find out more about the ethical issues facing the Ethical Self Tan sector.


What does Cocoa Brown do?

Cocoa Brown is an Irish brand of quick self tan by Marissa Carter.


In which areas does Cocoa Brown perform poorly?

Cocoa Brown was marked down under our criteria for its Environmental Report as this information was not available. It also receives a bottom rating for our Organic and Vegetarian criteria due to a lack of certification.

Cocoa Brown gets a middle rating for Animal Welfare as it does not have a statement regarding this on its website. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.


Past Criticisms of Cocoa Brown’s record

We found no past criticisms of Cocoa Brown.

In which areas does Cocoa Brown score well for its ethics?

We found no criticisms of Cocoa Brown relating to; GM, Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels, Political Donations, Armaments or Irresponsible Marketing, so it scores well for these criteria.


How can Cocoa Brown improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Cocoa Brown is awarded with on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Self Tan Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Cocoa Brown has some issues to resolve, including its lack of certification for Organic products and its lack of an Environmental Report. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give Cocoa Brown some guidance to improve on these areas.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our ethical mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Irresponsible Marketing


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


= GSG Top Rating = GSG Middle Rating = GSG Bottom Rating