Dyes & Pigments
GLOBAL COMPLIANCE STANDARDS FOR HEAVY METALS
We are very proud to state that all of our cosmetic colorants are in compliance with global standards for heavy metals, and many, if not all, of our colorants fall under the regulations of Germany’s Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). For those pigments that do not fall under the German standards, all meet or exceed the requirements of the US 21 Code of Federal Regulations for purity. The color additives used in cosmetics must conform with the requirements of Section 73.2250, Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the US Food and Drug Administration. Moreover, all colorants we use meet the requirements of EU Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC, Annex IV, Part 1 and all amendments. Any cosmetic talc used in some of our products contains no detectable quantities of any of the asbestiform minerals as tested by XRD (X-ray diffraction) and TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) used for the measurement of nanoparticle size, grain size, size distribution, and morphology.
Henna is a natural plant coloring for the hair, an effective alternative to chemical hair tints. Henna is made from the powdered leaves of the desert shrub plant, Lawsonia inermis. Our henna is 100% natural, organically grown, and is free from pesticide residues, with no synthetic additives, chemicals, or artificial coloring agents. Henna contains hennotannic acid, a red-orange dye present in the leaves of the henna plant that, when mixed with warm water, coats the hair, sealing in oil and tightening the hair cuticle to give hair a healthy shine.