WHERE DO WE GET OUR INGREDIENTS
We are inspired by the power and diversity of nature. We use our products' natural ingredients and ingredients of organic origin from around the world. In this way, we create reliable and quality products with care for your skin.
The ingredients we use are of natural origin, organic origin, or synthetic.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND INGREDIENTS OF ORGANIC ORIGIN? *
Ingredients of natural origin are extracted from plants but then are redesigned to be more functional and durable. A good example is refined sunflower oil. Crude oil from renewable sources contains impurities,
which are removed in the purification process.
Natural ingredients are mainly extracted from plants using low-impact treatment methods. For example,
freeze-drying. Natural ingredients also include minerals - such as talc, as well as other ingredients collected from animal species.
and insects, such as honey.
The Body Shop keeps ingredients of natural origin renewable. This means that they must be extracted from abundant and renewable sources,
and not, for example, from fossil fuels, which take millions of years to recover.
* These definitions are based on guidelines for standards in cosmetics, defined by ISO - an independent international non-profit organization.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY SYNTHETIC INGREDIENTS?
Synthetic ingredients are created by man through a chemical reaction and usually do not exist in nature in this form.
An example of a synthetic ingredient is isononyl isononanoate - an artificial oil that helps the skin retain hydration after applying a cosmetic product. It is not as heavy on the skin as vegetable oils,
100% biodegradable, with low ecotoxicity profile.
Synthetic ingredients complement our formulas with properties that we can not get by adding natural ingredients. In some cases, synthetic ingredients may be more functional or even more environmentally friendly than natural ingredients.
Synthetic alternatives to natural ingredients make products more durable. For example, preservatives and sunscreens
are protection for both the products themselves and the skin.
HOW DO WE TEST OUR PRODUCTS?
We use experts who have in-depth knowledge of raw materials and their applications. They skillfully combine ingredients,
so as to create safe formulas. The finished products have a beneficial effect on the skin without harming the environment, while at the same time having exactly the effect we have stated.
Our products are subjected to numerous tests to ensure that they are safe and effective to use. We use three main testing methods -
computer data processing, laboratory tests on tissues,
created on the basis of human skin cells, tested on volunteers.
As a global brand represented in over 60 countries, we respect
the strictest regulatory requirements in the development of each individual product.
In addition to creating safe and effective formulas,
we are committed to preserving and improving the environment
the imprint of the company every year.