Unfortunately this term is not regulated at all and that is why it is so important to read the ingredients lists! Watch out, as some natural ingredients might sound synthetic - like, for example sodium chloride, which is just sea salt. As always, practice makes perfect! At J'adore bio, we analyse the ingredients for you and promise to select only products with safe and natural formulas.
We are trying to choose brands which are certified organic. However, as J'adore bio focuses on small & niche cosmetics brands, some of them have not yet achieved organic certification. This doesn't change the fact that all our brands are using the finest natural and organic ingredients!
Not all types of alcohol are aggresive for the skin. Avoid SD alcohol, denatured alcohol or isopropyl alcohol. These alcohols give products a quick-drying finish, but at the same time weaken, dry and erode the skin. There are other types of alcohol which are non-irritating and can be beneficial for the skin. These include cetyl, stearyl, and cetearyl alcohol. In small amounts, they are fine for any skin types as they give a pleasant texture and help keep ingredients stable in products.
Parabens are synthetic preservatives known to cause skin irritations, heart tissue problems and hormones disruption. They mimic estrogen and hence, are suspected to influence breast cancer. What is more, they are persistent and biocumulative, which means that our body can't fully eliminate them even after a long time.
Natural cosmetics available at J'adore bio are 100% free from all parabens.
J'adore bio selects brands which use only natural essential oils to scent their bio cosmetics. European regulations require to list the pure essential oil scents as " Parfum" while in the US the required position is “Fragrance.”
Examples of these components include Geraniol, Lemonene, Citronellol and Benzyl Benzoate. They may be part of synthetic fragrances, but are also naturally occurring components of essential oils. For example, Benzyl Benzoate occurs naturally in Jasmine Oil and Ylang-Ylang Oil, while Lemonene and Geraniol are naturally in Rose Oil.
We recommend applying facial oils in the evening, after cleansing and toning. They can be applied on top of a moisturiser or instead of a cream. Your face should not be completely dry before the application of facial oil, as water increases fast absorption and spreadability of beneficial ingredients of the oil. Your skin will feel hydrated and soft after applying the correct amount. Most people need from 2 to 5 drops, but it depends on your skin’s individual needs.