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How ethical and sustainable is JĀSÖN? 

JĀSÖN is included in The Good Shopping Guide‘s Sun Protection Ethical Ratings Table. Although JĀSÖN has not yet lived up to our ethical standards, we are sure that in the future, the company will make the necessary adjustments to operate in a more ethical manner. Applying for Ethical Accreditation, which would entail a more thorough investigation and recommendations for ethical development, might help JĀSÖN gain the trust of customers.

What does JĀSÖN do?

The brand was established in 1959 and offers a range of products for the face, body, hair, teeth and gums. You can read more about the brand here.

JĀSÖN Natural products was acquired by The Hain Celestial Group Inc. in 2004. The brand’s skincare is described as Reef safe and biodegradable and made for families and kids.

For which criteria does JĀSÖN perform poorly? 

JĀSÖN received a low rating for Genetic Modification, Vegan products and Irresponsible Marketing. The sun care brand’s parent company claims that there is a usage of GMOs in its food products. Hain Celestial Group Inc. was criticised for its marketing of premium baby foods claiming that they were healthy, nutritious and non-toxic when they actually contained dangerous levels of lead and other toxic heavy metals.

The brand receives a middle rating for its Environmental Report, Animal Welfare and Political Donations. The brand’s sustainability report contains multiple future targets but is fairly vague, this report also mentions no animal testing but there is no clear FCOD or CFI certification hence the middle rating.

Hain celestial group has donated over $19k in recent election cycles.

Past Criticisms of JĀSÖN’s ethical record

JĀSÖN faced criticism when Hain Celestial received a low score of 15% on the impacts on the tropical forest. This is determined by the brand’s public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forest within the context of forest risk commodities, such as palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper. Read more on this here. 

In what areas does JĀSÖN score well for its ethics?

JĀSÖN receives a high score for Organic products, Nuclear issues and Armaments. The brand has a USDA certified organic coconut oil which is marketed as a skin/hair product.

How can JĀSÖN improve its ethical rating?

The Ethical rating of a brand is divided into three categories by The Good Shopping Guide: the Environment, People and Animals. Find out more about how we rate.

JĀSÖN might apply for Ethical Accreditation for more detailed guidance on how to improve. JĀSÖN may improve its rating and fulfil our fundamental ethical requirements by releasing a range of Organic sun care and ceasing all Political Donations.

Why not check out The Good Shopping Guide‘s Ethical Accreditation if you work for or with a sun protection company that places ethics high on its priority list? Ethical Accreditation has already benefited brands such as Tropic Skincare and Green People.

Contact us to learn more, or complete our short form for a Free Initial Assessment.

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