QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
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Certified Organic means that the product must comply with strict standards and regulations. With certified organic products consumers are assured that the organic ingredients have no pesticides, synthetic insecticides, fungicides, herbicides or genetically modified ingredients used in any phase of their production, from farm to consumer. All organic and fair trade ingredients used in our products have been certified by accredited agents who verify that they meet the standards set by Ecocert.
No our products do not contain any kind of artificial colour and fragrance. The fragrances we use in our products are made from pure essential oils and they are 100% natural.
Research has shown that even small doses of propylene glycol can cause skin irritations. Propylene glycol works as a “penetration enhancer”, helping other chemical matters to penetrate deeper into the skin. This is a problem because it makes it much more difficult to control cosmetics safety.
GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. Using GMO matters in cosmetics leads to an intensification of the farming industry and a reduction of the costs of natural ingredients, however, GMO also involves the risk of something going wrong, thereby causing unwanted changes to the eco systems involved.
Nano means small, indicating a submultiple of one billionth of a unit. These are ingredients containing extremely small molecules that are much smaller than those found in traditionally used cosmetic ingredients. We know that when matters turn smaller, they are able to develop new chemical features, and in addition, research has shown that some nano matters are able to penetrate the top layer of the skin. It might be that nano matters are able to enter the bloodstream and possibly have a negative impact on our immune system. More research into this area is needed.
When a product is certified by a respectable organisation like Ecocert you can rest assure that the claims on the product is correct. Ecocert does not only control that the ingredients and products live up to their standards concerning the organic contents but they also control that the products are manufactured in a correct and good manner that are in compliance with the regulations. Ecocert is for instance checking our batch references, documentation, microbiological test, safety assessments and a lot more things that don´t really have to do with being organic but more with the safety of the products. So if you buy an Ecocert product it is also an assurance that the products are safe to use. You absorb a large part of the cosmetic products you use through your skin so you actually eat your lotion so if you care about what you put in your mouth, you should also care what cosmetic products you use.
Read more about ECOCERT on their website
Parabens, silicones, propylene glycol, PEGs, TEA, DEA, MEA, SLS, SLES, phthalates, GMO, pesticides, artificial colour or fragrances. The only way you can avoid pesticides in beauty products is to buy certified organic products with the Ecocert seal.
We use Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate. Both are widely used food preservatives and in food known by the names E202 and E211. They are safe, effective and very mild. On some products you might see other preservatives like Benzoic Acid but this is because it is used as a by-preservative which means that it has been used to preserve an added ingredient for instance a surfactant or an extract.
We add no artificial fragrances to our products. If you are prone to allergic reactions because of fragrance, try our Mild Shampoo, Curl Styling Cream, Strong Styling Mousse, Fragrance-free Argan Oil, Kids Shampoo, Kids Body Wash, Kids Body Lotion, Colour Care Treatment and Fragrance-free Hair Spray. These formulas are formulated without fragrance, essential oils or any plant extracts containing allergens. The kids products are great for adults with sensitive skin.
Absolutely. Organic agricultural practices save resources and keep our soil and water healthy. By working in harmony with nature organic agriculture protects and safeguards the health of our people and the environment in many ways.