Sourcing Criteria

We keep things as simple as possible and easy to understand. Therefore, we source products that contain ethical and toxin-free ingredients ONLY. We curate the largest selection of Ethically made Canadian cosmetics.

Our sourcing criteria are easy to understand and to rely on: 

  1. All of our products meet or exceed the labeling and product safety Canadian regulations.
  2. All product ingredients are deemed safe. Please note that research is ongoing for most ingredients out there, and we do our best to stay current with new developments.
  3. All products are not tested on animals.
  4. All products follow Fair Trade practices.
  5. We encourage our suppliers to chose environmentally friendly packaging.
  6. Our products are FREE of harsh synthetic and artificial ingredients. The alternatives work much better anyway! 
The list of ingredients not found in our lines is long, however, here are the few worst offenders which our products are absolutely FREE of:
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfates
  • Triclosan
  • Synthetic Fragrance/Parfun/Perfume
  • BHA & BHT
  • Petrochemicals
  • Synthetic Colours 
In short, portia-ella works ethically, environmentally and with great care.