As a precautionary measure, we exclude from our formulas many ingredients that may pose a risk to human health.
Only the following allergens present in compositions are authorized by the International Fragrance Association
(50th amendment, dated June 30, 2021)
ALCOHOL DENAT (denatured alcohol)
ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE (violette)
AMYL CINNAMAL (jasmin)
AQUA (water demineralised)
CI 14700 (red dye)
CI 17200 (red dye)
CI 19140 (yellow dye)
CI 42090 (blue dye)
CITRONELLOL (amber, lemony)
COUMARIN (hazelnut, almond, vanilla...)
EUGENOL (vanilla, carnation)
HEXYL CINNAMAL (jasmin)
LIMONENE (lemon and orange)
LINALOOL (for herbs)
We have chosen to go back to basics and not develop false olfactory promises, too often made up of uncertain chemical substances.
In a process of transparency, while remaining faithful to our philosophy, we hope to offer a real alternative to consumer products.
To do this, the perfumery terminology presented will serve the greatest number for a better knowledge and overview of the elements of our perfumery.
Denat alcohol is the INCI name used to describe denatured alcohol. It is simply ethanol that has been made unfit for consumption. We can also find the name "alcohol" if the alcohol is not denatured or when the denaturation has been carried out with essential oils.
Alcohol is not a dangerous ingredient, however it remains drying and irritating. It is therefore not recommended for skin or hair suffering from a lack of hydration, as this could accentuate the problem.
In any case, be aware that manufacturers often counterbalance the undesired properties of alcohol with judiciously chosen materials or galenics.
Alpha-isomethyl ionone (or methyl ionone) is a safe synthetic compound frequently used in cosmetics to perfume products by reproducing the sweet, powdery scent of violets. A colorless perfumery ingredient, whose powdery, woody and floral scent is reminiscent of violets or iris.
Discovered by Tiemann in 1893, ionones changed the face of perfumery, representing an alternative to very rare, very expensive or volatile flower essential oils. Ionones are now used in different forms (including alpha-isomethyl ionone) in almost all perfumes.
This colorless synthetic molecule used in perfumery is one of the 26 allergens regulated by Europe.
Amyl cinnamal is a safe synthetic compound frequently used in cosmetics. Its floral fragrance close to jasmine.
This aromatic molecule of synthetic origin is one of the 26 allergens regulated by Europe.
Water is the most widely used ingredient in cosmetics: 83% of products contain it (percentage based on 50,000 Inci Beauty App products).
The water being of mineral origin, it can never be certified organic. This is why organic labels, to certify products, authorize fairly low minimum organic ingredients (10% for Ecocert) on the total of a formula, taking into account that the presence of water not Organic is essential and often the majority in many cases.
The presence of water in perfumes is intended to dissolve other substances.
Benzyl alcohol can be of natural origin. It is one of the 26 allergens regulated by Europe. It is used mostly as a curator.
It is found naturally present in many plants and fruits such as Jasmine, garlic and Ylang-Ylang, or even apricot, almond, cinnamon, apple, blackcurrant... and in oils essential. It can also be synthetic.
Benzyl alcohol is authorized in Bio.
Benzyl benzoate is an odorous molecule which is one of the 26 allergens regulated by Europe.
It is found in its natural state in Peruvian balsam and Tolu balsam, but also in the essential oils of Jasmine and Ylang-ylang.
Note that Benzyl Benzoate is part of the standard treatment in France for treating scabies (an infectious skin disease).
Benzyl Salicylate is one of the 26 allergens regulated by Europe. It is produced naturally by many plants and is used as an odorous molecule in perfumed products: it is known for its light and balsamic, even musky scents.
It is also a UV absorber which stabilizes the products. The first sun creams were also produced from this ingredient, but it was abandoned as it was not very effective in this area. This allergen raises many questions and an assessment by ECHA is scheduled for 2020 to assess a potential endocrine disrupting effect.
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane) is a safe synthetic sunscreen that protects the skin, scalp and hair against the harmful effects of the sun, by absorbing both UVA and UVB rays. In our hair products, it improves the stability of chemical colorings, thus making it possible to preserve natural or synthetic colorings against solar radiation.
CI 14700 (RED 4)
CI 14700 is a synthetic red dye.
CI 42090 (BLUE 1)
CI 42090 is a synthetic blue dye found under other names such as Blue 1 or Blue 1 Lake (United States).
CI 19140 (YELLOW 5)
CI 19140 is a yellow dye of synthetic origin.
Citral is a perfuming agent that is one of the 26 allergens regulated by Europe. It is present in large quantities in lemongrass oil, but also in essential oils of verbena, orange, lemon... It is used as an aromatic component in cosmetics for its lemon scents.
Citric acid is one of the main active ingredients of lemon. It is often used to balance the pH (too basic) of cosmetic products.
It is also present in certain bath products (bath bombs, bath pebbles or "magic powders") because of its effervescent properties.
Citronellol is an odorous molecule which is one of the 26 allergens regulated by Europe. It is present in the essential oils of geranium, lemongrass or even rose.
Coumarin is an aromatic substance which is one of 26 allergens regulated by Europe. Its name comes from "cumaru" which is the name of the Tonka tree (in an Amazonian language).
Indeed, its beans contain 1 to 3% coumarin.
It was W.H. Perkin in 1868 who first succeeded in synthesizing the compound (Perkin reaction).
It is also found in honey, green tea or cinnamon. Its scents are reminiscent of smells of freshly cut hay with however many notes and nuances (hazelnut, almond, vanilla...).
Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate is suspected of being an endocrine disruptor, of participating in coral bleaching, of polluting waters and aquatic organisms.
The use of cosmetic products containing ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate is considered by experts to be safe for health.
Faced with the danger represented by exposure to the sun (photoaging, skin cancer), the use of sun protection products remains essential.
All recent studies confirm that the two main factors of coral bleaching are the warming and acidification of the oceans due to climate change on the one hand, and the discharges from deficient treatment plants on the other.
Is an organic ester resulting from the condensation of salicylic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. It is a colorless oily liquid with a slight floral odor.
It is used in sunscreens and various cosmetics to absorb UVB (ultraviolet) rays from the sun, thus protecting the skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure.
Eugenol is an aromatic compound very commonly used in the synthesis of vanillin, the main constituent of natural vanilla.
This vanillin can then be used in the food, cosmetics, perfumery or cleaning products sectors.
Eugenol also has antiseptic and analgesic properties and is thus used in the dental field.
Main constituent of clove essence, at 85%, it has a very similar smell, spicy, smoky, woody, reminiscent of the smell of "at the dentist". It is often used in its synthetic state to reconstitute oriental, spicy notes, and in particular the floral carnation accord.
Farnesol is an odorous molecule that is part of the list of 26 allergens regulated by Europe. It is present in many essential oils such as linden or acacia flowers. Its name comes from a variety of this tree: Acacia farnesiana.
Geraniol, also called rhodinol, is a monoterpenic alcohol which is one of the 26 allergens regulated by Europe. It is found present in the essential oils of Geranium, lemongrass but also in rose oil and Palmarosa. It is used in perfumery for its rose smell.
This aromatic ingredient of synthetic origin is part of the list of 26 allergens regulated by Europe. It is used as a perfuming agent for its scents close to jasmine.
Hydroxycitronellal is a colorless, viscous, oily liquid with a strong, sweet smell reminiscent of linden blossoms.
It is naturally present in the essential oils of lime, lemon, sweet orange, petit grain, sandalwood, mandarin and ylang-ylang and is also used as a fragrancing substance.
Isoeugenol is an aromatic compound which is one of the 26 allergens regulated by Europe. It is present naturally in the essential oil of Ylang-ylang, clove or cinnamon. Its aroma is both sweet and spicy.
Limonene, from the family of monoterpene carbides, is a molecule at the origin of both the smell of lemon and orange. D-limonene is a natural constituent of certain plants, trees, vegetables and fruits (particularly found in citrus fruits). L-limonene, on the other hand, is mainly found in pine, turpentine or even mint oils.
Limonene can thus be found in many everyday products. It is used as a flavoring agent in foods or drinks, in pharmaceuticals (to flavor medicines), but also in cleaning products for its refreshing smell and its solvent action. Limonene is renowned for its fresh and tangy smell and is therefore frequently used in our cosmetics and perfumes! Beyond its fruity smell, Limonene is renowned for its antiseptic, antiviral and sedative properties.
Linalool is an aromatic compound classified among the 26 allergens regulated by Europe. It is present in its natural state in the essential oils of thyme, lavender, lavandin, Scots pine or peppermint... It is also found in many extracts (lemon, orange, verbena...).
A perfume is an smell or more often a more or less persistent fragrant composition naturally emitted by a plant, an animal, a fungus, or an environment. In nature, scents are often chemical and biochemical messages, and in particular pheromones or phytohormones.
It can also be the emanation of a natural substance (a flower extract for example) or created or recreated from different aromas, solvents and fixatives intended for cosmetic use or to perfume objects, animals or indoor air. It is then generally made from plant essences and/or synthetic molecules. The use of perfumes by humans is very old, dating back to the highest antiquity.
The notion of perfume today most often designates a particular olfactory composition, highly concentrated, offered packaged and with a high olfactory concentration by different brands of perfumes: we also say “extract”. By abuse of language, "perfume" is also used today to designate an eau de toilette, an eau de parfum or an eau de Cologne.
CERTIFICATION ISO 9001
The ISO 9001 standard is published by Subcommittee 2 of ISO Technical Committee 176. This standard defines requirements for the establishment of a quality management system for organizations wishing to continuously improve customer satisfaction and provide compliant products and services.
Cruelty-free certification is a label for products or services that do not contain any ingredients tested on animals. Products tested on animals are not considered cruelty-free, as these tests are often painful and fatal to the animals involved.
Eco-responsibility refers to all actions aimed at limiting the impact on the environment of the daily activity of local authorities. Eco-responsibility involves new choices in management, purchasing, organization of work, investments and staff awareness.
The Eve Vegan label guarantees consumers compliance with the fundamental principles of veganism according to criteria valid throughout the world, such as respect for animals, the environment and human health. This is a French organization for the control and labeling of vegan products which issues certificates of compliance with vegan criteria for products that comply with them.
The products that obtain the Eve Vegan label are guaranteed to be free of substances of animal origin, both in their ingredients and in their packaging and packaging. They are also guaranteed without animal testing. The label takes consumer confidence to heart, hence the respect of particularly strict specifications. Certification is therefore a marker of transparency and commitment to more sustainable, responsible and ethical consumption.
NORMES FROM IFRA
The IFRA certificate is a document issued by the perfume manufacturer. ... It allows customers to comply with different regulations around the world, and particularly with the EU Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009, in which fragrance compounds are regulated.