BIO|ORGANIC & Certified COSMOS® What in the world does that mean?
Many of us opt for an “organic” lifestyle but how do you determine if the products you are using are truly organic? For Dr. Samantha Chai, wife of Dr. Claude-Jean Langevin, one of the owners of MiraBelle Spa, organic and vegan is a normal way of life. In researching options for truly organic skincare that would meet these standards, we found certifications are a must. But what certification means what?
One of the most reputable natural and organic cosmetic certification bodies in the world is Ecocert®. Being certified by Ecocert® means safe formulas, respect for the environment, and transparency with the consumer. So, when we discovered the Nelly De Vuyst® Bio|Organic line, the world’s first skincare line Certified COSMOS Organic by ECOCERT® GREENLIFE, we knew the search was over.
Let’s talk about safe formulas. Did you know that the European Union has banned use of more than 1300 cosmetic ingredients compared to only 30 in the US. Many of the ingredients banned in Europe are endocrine disruptors, allergenic and carcinogenic substances, but they are still permitted in the United States. Conversely, Ecocert® is an organization founded in France in 1991 and is recognized by more than 150 countries worldwide as a reference for the certification of natural and organic cosmetic products. In particular, Ecocert® recommends use of ingredients from renewable resources and organic farming, as well as bans the use of GMOs, parabens, silicone, synthetic fragrances and dyes among other substances. That’s truly “organic” in our book!
Respecting the environment is also a huge factor for Ecocert®. Their standard excludes the use of toxic and polluting substances. All ingredients used must come from renewable resources and in particular organic farming, which are only processed using environmentally friendly processes. Packaging must be biodegradable or recyclable. Does this sound like your kind of organic world? It sure does to Dr. Chai.
Transparency with the consumer is the third fundamental principle of the Ecocert® standard. A product certified by ECOCERT guarantees transparency of the entire production chain, from the chosen raw materials, through manufacturing and to the packaging. Annual audits are carried out to ensure that each cosmetic product complies with the Ecocert® standard.
Would you like to learn more about Ecocert® Cosmos Organic. You can visit their website at https://www.ecocert.com/en/certification-detail/natural-and-organic-cosmetics-cosmos.
So why is all of this important for MiraBelle Face | Body | Skin. When you are owned by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, and your family lives a truly organic and vegan lifestyle, being able to offer skincare products that meet that standard is a must. Through our research, we found the Nelly De Vuyst® Bio|Organic line offers 100% organic anti-aging skin care products that are Certified COSMOS® Organic by ECOCERT® GREENLIFE. They are vegan, gluten free, hypoallergenic, fair trade, biodegradable, GMO free, paraben free, alcohol free, sulfate free and not tested on animals. And, there are absolutely NO CONTRAINDICATION for pregnant women, gluten intolerant individuals, individuals following strict medical treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Now, that is meeting the standard for sure.
But, do they work? Yes! Products, such as Cleansing Milk BioTense, is composed of argan oil to easily remove make-up and all traces of impurities. Gommage BioTense is an exfoliant that refines the skin while removing dead skin and environmental pollution. And SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen is a translucent mineral anti-aging sun protection that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as well as urban and digital pollution, that is safe for the whole family. Then discover the results from an Organic Red Carpet peel or a Nelly Facial. The proof is in the pictures and we are truly impressed!