Our skin is more than just an outer covering; it is the main defence against external injury. It is a living, breathing organ, the largest in the body. Much of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our body.
Choosing certified organic skincare can help give reassurance that the product is rich in ‘natural’ ingredients without the synthetic chemicals. The body cannot easily recognise and process synthetic chemicals and these ‘foreign’ substances, can sometimes accumulate in the tissues with the potential over time to cause an allergic skin reaction – such as contact dermatitis, eczema or breakouts.
It’s as important to decrease the toxic load on the skin as choosing a healthy (and organic!) diet. Using organic products also means that you are helping to support the sustainability of our environment.
Nikkens TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare range has been certified organic by ECOCERT, meaning the products have met strict standards set for its specified category. This is a distinction that very few products – even those labelled as “organic” – can claim.
More facts about the TRUE elements range…
- The ECOCERT certified TRUE elements® Marine Organic Skincare is also vegan
ECOCERT1 are the certification body for our skincare range and were the first certification body to develop standards for natural and organic cosmetics. They look at the use of ingredients derived from renewable sources and the environmentally friendly manufacturing process, as well as requiring 95% of the total ingredients to come from natural origin.
Vegan products are free from animal derived compounds (including milk, honey and beeswax) – the TRUE elements® range does not contain any ingredients from animals at all so is suitable for use by vegans.
- We use sustainably sourced seaweed
In France, where our skincare range is manufactured, the French government and various other organizations manage the seaweed industry. They commit each year on quantities to harvest, the geographical place to harvest, sizes to cut and number of licenses for harvesters.
Everything is under control by satellite through the different Research Centers such as IFREMER2. They control the water quality and all the resources.
- We use sustainably sourced Palm Oil
Our suppliers are certified with“Green Palm Sustainability”3 certificates.
- We advise a ‘period after opening’ time so you know when your product is still in its optimum.
In Europe, cosmetic products with a lifespan of more than 30 months must show a ‘period after opening’ (POA) time. That is the time when the product will remain in optimum performance after the consumer has used the product for the first time. See the jar symbol with the ‘time’ in months shown inside.
- No Bunny logo needed
In Europe it’s forbidden by law to test products on animals and that’s why we do not need to apply the ‘Bunny logo’ anymore.
- Recycle your jars and tubes…
You can recycle your empty packaging at home in the suitable recyclable container.