Commitments and Free-From Credentials 

The innocuity (mildness) and efficiency of the Eye Care Cosmetics and NATorigin ranges are evaluated at every stage of the development and production process. These steps include:

Evaluation and control of all ingredients for their high ocular (eye) and cutaneous (skin) inertia (mildness) level.

  1. Testing for innocuity and tolerance.
  2. Bacteriological and physico-chemical testing.
  3. Production according to the norms of the European Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical industries.
  4. Reinforced quality control & stability guaranteed.
  5. Ultra-micronised formulae.
  6. Rich in natural active ingredients.
  7. No animal testing or ingredients of animal origin.
  8. Allergen-free fragrances.
  9. Dermatologically tested for sensitive skins and contact lens wearers.
  10. Recommended by allergy specialists, dermatologists and ophthalmologists.
  11. Approved by asthma allergi forbundi and oicm for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes.
  12. Clinical validation, by independent organisations, to increase objectivity of product efficiency.
  13. Certification ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 13485:2012 for Contapharm Laboratories.

 

As well as specialist manufacturing techniques, the Eye Care Cosmetics and NATorigin ranges are designed to be as free-from as many chemical or irritating ingredients as possible. This, along with the careful selection of active ingredients and finely milling (ultra-micronisation) of particles, is why the products are so suitable for people with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

As a guide, listed below are some of the ingredients we have been asked about and are 'free-from':

  • Alcohol
  • Animal ingredients
  • Benzoate
  • Bismuth oxychloride
  • Carmine
  • Chrome
  • Cobalt
  • Colophonium
  • Dairy products
  • DEA (Diethanolamine)
  • Essential oils
  • Formol/Formaldehyde
  • Lanolin
  • Latex
  • Lead/Lead oxide
  • MEA
  • Mercury Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Mineral oil*
  • Nickel**
  • Parabens
  • Peanuts or their oils
  • Petrochemicals (except mineral oil)
  • Phenoxyethanol***
  • Phthalates
  • Salicylate
  • SLES (sodium lauryl sulphate)
  • SLS (sodium laurel sulphate)
  • Soap
  • Soya
  • TEA (Triethanolamine)
  • Wheat/gluten

* Mineral oil is only used in the Gentle Mascara and Long-lash Mascara. 

**Most of the colour cosmetics contain iron oxides which can contain nickel as a contaminant. We use as pure a form of iron oxide as possible (nickel content less than 1ppm) and also the minimum amount necessary. Therefore, even if someone has a nickel allergy, they are unlikely to have a reaction due to this. 

*** Phenoxyethanol is only in the Gentle Mascara, Long-lash Mascara and Eyeshadow cream.

 

A minimal of perfume is used in some products but the compositions/ingredients used do not contain any of the declarable allergens according to the 7th amendment to the European Cosmetics Directive of 2003.

Some products contain talc and in these, the talc we use DOES NOT use the nano-sized particles which people have concerns about penetrating the skin. It is also certified ASBESTOS-FREE and conforms to the ECOCERT/COSMOS cosmetic grade standards for the raw material.

 

"Tested and proven to be gentle and effective"

 

Laboratoires Contapharm

 

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