Regarding human stem cells:
We will not use embryonic stem cells in any of our research work, nor will we use them in any design of any product. None of our products will be made from human fetal tissue; nor will any of our research and development be done with any human fetal tissue. We will maintain our commitment to use the most advanced research and development in how stem cells operate in human skin and apply that knowledge to our products.
Regarding “Natural” and “Organic” products and ingredients:
When the term “Natural Products” is used in the world of skin care it often has a wide variation of meanings. First, “natural products” and “organic products” are not the same thing. For a product to be labeled organic each ingredient should be certified “organic.” Although we have a number of certified organic ingredients in our products, not all of our ingredients are so. We are not striving to have certified organic products and will not label them as such unless they truly are.
We are dedicated, however, to the natural origin, purity and safety of the ingredients in our products. We are committed to the use of natural ingredients. Our definition of a natural product is one that has ingredients derived from chemical compounds found in nature, either in a botanical (herb, flower, root, etc), or the human body (Hyaluronic acid, Coenzyme Q10, protein peptides, etc.). Our natural products will use emollients, preservatives, emulsifiers, and thickeners that are derived from nature by combining the healing and nutritive characteristics of plant extracts and whole food ingredients with the advances of science. What will not be found in our natural skin care products are chemical ingredients derived from petroleum, ethoxylates, formaldehyde donors, sulfates, parabens, GMO’s or artificial colors. All fragrances will be from natural essential oils or distillates.
Our preservatives will be a combination of natural anti-oxidants which keep oils from turning rancid, plus broad spectrum preservatives which boost the action of the natural preservatives and provide protection against bacteria, microbes, yeast, fungi and molds, which can pose serious health risks if allowed to develop within a product. No preservative will be used that has its source from the previous list of disallowed ingredients. This is our definition of “natural” products. This is our commitment to you our customer and the planet.
Our ethics policy regarding animal based ingredients:
We do not use ingredients from animal products or by-products except for those produced by live animals such as milk, honey, lanolin, etc. We do not use products that were developed using animal testing, nor do we do any animal testing with our products.
~ Dr. Hal Simeroth, Ph D, Ethics