We use flat glass bottles to help reduce our carbon footprint by optimizing shipping volume. The amber color of the vial protects the serums from light, which can impact product efficacy. Glass is an easily recyclable material and the industry is highly developed in France and most other countries.
Glass is composed of natural minerals (sand, limestone, and soda ash). It is the ideal material for the conservation of cosmetic products thanks to its neutrality and stability. Glass protects our formulas and prolongs their shelf life, as it is naturally resistant to temperature or chemical aggressors. It is also a sustainable and recyclable material.
To reduce our plastic consumption, we have switched all our vegan oil products to glass bottles, and we will discontinue certain products that were previously packaged in plastic.
For our tubes, we use aluminum; a light, resistant and a material that is infinitely recyclable without ever losing quality.
It is airtight and reduces the risk of oxidation of the products. This means you can use your products until the last drop without any risk. In 2021, we switched to 100% recycled aluminum, including 95% PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled), from used aluminum packaging, and 5% PIR (Post Industrial Recycled) from industrial waste.
This transition from raw to recycled aluminum has enabled us to reduce our CO2 emissions from the production of the material by 70%.
Recycled plastic bottles:
We use flat and rectangular shaped bottles that can fit in the smallest shipping boxes, limiting the carbon footprint of each shipment. The amber color protects the products from light, reducing their UV deterioration.
In 2021, we increased the post-consumer recycling of our bottles from 0% to 30%. In 2022, we will reach 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, a goal that was initially set for 2025.
Since our move towards more sustainable packaging, 4.2 tons of plastic waste have been recycled and reused for the production of our bottles. We anticipate this figure will rise to 14 tons of recycled plastic waste per year with 100% PCR bottles.
All of our shipping boxes, tissue paper and paper-based cases are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. This certification, issued by the World Wildlife Fund, guarantees the legality of wood use, no illegal deforestation, the sustainable management of forests, and the conservation of biodiversity.
The FSC label is the gold standard in the paper industry. It has strict specifications: only 5% of the world's forests are FSC certified, with only about 0.2% in France (nearly 40,000 ha) in 2017 (mainly private forests).