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The uncertainty surrounding controversial ingredients is at the heart of our concerns. Our objective is to provide you with tangible and scientific evidence on these ingredients, in order to help you see more clearly and guide you in your choices.
Cosmetic ingredients contribute to the efficacy, preservation, texture, color and fragrance of products. Their nature and percentage in the formulas are not chosen at random and each ingredient plays its part in the formula.
The European cosmetic regulations are regularly evolving, 5 to 6 times a year, in order to take into account scientific progress. The decisions are adopted by the health authorities of the Member States. In France: the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) and the Directorate-General for Health on behalf of the European Commission. They are based on the opinion of independent European experts from the various Member States meeting as part of theScientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).
They prevent contamination of the product by mould and bacteria. Without them, the product may deteriorate and present a real risk to the consumer during use.
AT DUCRAY, to meet your needs, we no longer use parabens in new products but other preservatives can be used at the right dose to guarantee the protection of the product and ultimately your safety.
For people with hypersensitive or intolerant skin who wish to avoid preservatives altogether, Sterile Cosmetics created by the Pierre Fabre Group is a truly unique alternative. These are formulas whose manufacturing process eliminates the need for preservatives thanks to an exclusive and perfectly hermetic closure system. At DUCRAY, we offer this innovation to compensate for the drying effects of acne treatments.
Should we be wary of preservatives? The video response from our experts:
At DUCRAY, mineral oils are extremely pure and of pharmaceutical quality. They are in no way oils used for industrial purposes.
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