The ingredients we use
Because knowing what is inside your beauty products is important to you, we are committed to providing you with the answers to the questions you have about our ingredients.
As a US based-company, where the law does not require cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market, we make the choice to follow the highest standards in the beauty industry : French ones.
This page is made for you and will evolve over time based on the questions received during classes or by email. Thank you for your trust.
Aloe Vera x 200 in powder
This concentrated powder 200 times is obtained by lyophilization of aloe vera juice, concentrating all its wealth in active ingredients. Known for its exceptional moisturizing, soothing and regenerating properties, Aloe vera can be easily incorporated into all types of emulsion made with water.
Organic Carnauba wax
The carnauba wax is secreted by the leaves of a palm tree from Brazil: Copernica Cerifera. This wax with high melting point and high film-forming power is an essential ingredient in the formulation of balms or emulsions and increase its film-forming power.
Caprylis is composed of triglycerides of capric and caprylic acids. It therefore corresponds to the "lightest" and penetrating fraction of coconut oil, hence its current name of fractionated coconut oil.
Dry oil, Caprylis is ideal for formulating care oils as well as milks and creams. Very stable to oxidation, Caprylis is also an ideal base for making oily macerates.
Cold-Pressed Fruit and Vegetable Oils
NOT MINERAL or PETROLUM DERIVED
Renowned as an ingredient in natural and traditional beauty care, vegetable oils can abe used pure or mixed with other oils and butters: as a cleansing, nourishing, repairing care
and protector for skin or hair.
Formulating with organic oils is our priority, but not all of them are available in organic culture (like grapeseed) but when the choice is possible, we use organic and cold-pressed oils : cherry, jojoba, almond, sesame, for example.
When water and oil are mixed together, a dispersion of oil droplets in water - and vice versa - is formed. When shaking stops, the phases start to separate. So, to make the 2 phases remain together, the use emulsifier. is
100% vegetable origin (palm oil, beet sugar), sucrose stereate is a very mild emulsifier, and also has an excellent softening power on the skin. This result in emulsion, with a light texture and with a fresh touch and non-greasy..
& Ecocert MICA
Going beyond the basic natural origin of ingredients, consumers are
expecting more from cosmetic company. So we are.
This is why we use a new generation of pigments: unique natural extracts from superfood providing color and care benefits
Patented. 100% natural extracts obtained by spray drying a natural juice on a natural substrate.
With any formula containing water, using preservatives is a requirement. Preservatives are used to prevent mold and contamination. Here after a link to a recent law in France.
Here a list of acceptable preservatives for use in certified organic cosmetics in Europe: Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol (and) Salicylic Acid (and) Glycerin (and) Sorbic Acid... to learn more: a good guide about ecocert preservatives
Instead of using synthetic fragrance or perfume that can contains up to 500 ingredients, or even more, we made the choice to use natural aroma. They are a blend of high quality essential oils as well as natural isolates which are derived from nature. ie essential oils such as lavender, rose, cedar etc. They are 100% from natural origin.
So if you still wondering: If that true that the cosmetics industry can put any chemical into a product's "fragrance" without showing it on the ingredients list? see the answer of the well-respected EWG association
From natural origin, Xanthan Gum is composed of polymers of natural sugars produced by biotechnology: fermentation of beet, cane or corn sugar by non-genetically modified Xanthomonnas campestris bacteria. Our xanthan gum is guaranteed GMO-free and produced without the use of GMOs.
It is accepted by Ecocert in the formulation of certified organic cosmetics. When xanthan gum is added to water, it creates a gel with a high viscosity. We use it in class!
Our commiment to safety
We are committed to ensuring the quality, efficacy and safety of our cosmetic products.
At Elodie's Naturals, we believe in the importance of taking care of each other and our planet.
From the products we make, the classes we teach and the policies we follow, we strive to make positive and meaningful contributions to this World.
And help you leaving a healthier lifestyle.