Due to UK and EU legislation any cosmetic on the market should be legally approved by approved bodies (such Safety assessment companies) and where water based products should be tested to bacteria growth and stability in specialised labs. Cosmetic products should be covered by insurance as well.

All these are in place not to stop the manufacturer but to give customers the chance to buy safe products that do not attend to the well being of their health and looks.

Here is an example of how you can define a cosmetic by its actions:

  • a product intended to be applied to a spot in order to treat that spot is not a cosmetic.

  • a product intended to be applied to a spot in order to conceal it is a cosmetic.

  • a product offered to conceal a spot but having a secondary purpose of preventing the formation of further spots is a cosmetic.

Hence we cannot claim these exact wordings on our cosmetics 

  • anti-inflamatory,

  • anti-bacterial,

  • stimulating the blood circulation,

  • free from chemicals( everything is a chemical),

  • Free From Parabens, SLS, Silicones, Aluminum etc as these are regarded as safe by the official bodies and are used legally by other companies

  • "working at cellular level"

  • Free From banned ingredients ( we should not use them anyway)

  • not tested on animals (animal testing is forbidden anyway)

The European Union Cosmetics Directive defines a cosmetic as "any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odours and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition."

 

The European Union requires that cosmetic products placed on the EU market be safe; that is, they "must not cause damage to human health when applied under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.

 

"As in the U.S., manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that cosmetic products comply with the law before they are marketed.

 

The manufacturer or importer of cosmetics is responsible for demonstrating that the product is safe for its intended use. Regulations are enforced at the national level, and each country in the EU has an authoritative body that is responsible for upholding compliance.

Cosmetics are meant to stay only at the top of the skin, they are not allowed to get into the cells, to stimulate blood circulation, to medicate any disease, stimulate collagen production: these are medicines.

We may not agree with that, due to the natural composition and the well known benefits plants have on us. But this is the law and we want to abide it. We are listing our ingredients and we can refer you to other companies that study these oils so you get informed 

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