Committed to Nature
Our environment is our responsibility
Renewable energy: Our global head office is run on green electricity.
Carbon footprint: We have a carbon-neutral footprint through Europe. We have partnered with Greenfleet, Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted source of biodiverse carbon offsets, to offer our customers the option to offset the emissions from their delivery. By ticking the box at the online checkout, our clients help to plant native trees and support reforestation projects around Australia. Find out more at greenfleet.org.au
Recycling: Our bottles are recyclable wherever possible. Plastics are divided into 7 categories and recycling them depends on your council. Simply look at the bottom of the product bottle to find which type of plastic is used (i.e. PET or PP) and check with your council. Our shipping products are made from recycled and/or recyclable materials and our marketing brochures use carbon neutral FSC 100% recycled paper.
Responsible sourcing: Many of our products rely on ‘controlled agriculture’ meaning that the way in which the ingredient is grown and harvested is sustainable. This covers many oils such as sunflower oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, etc. We also support fair trade for some of our ingredients.
Bio-degradable: All natural ingredients are bio-degradable. A lot of our synthetic ingredients are bio-degradable as well because of their bio-mimetic properties. Parabens, benzoic acid and natrium benzoate are for example synthetic but nature-identical and thus not harmful for the environment.
The production and testing process
La Biosthetique colour and products are carefully procured and rigorously tested in our state-of-the-art laboratories in the foothills of the Black Forest in Germany. Our products are scientifically tested and dermatologically confirmed by institutes for independent testing in cooperation with university clinics using voluntary testers. Finally, after each and every product meets it’s native EU standard, it undergoes a final examination by the Australian Government’s Department of Heath (NICNAS) before it arrives to your salon.
Animal testing: La Biosthetique strictly forbids animal testing for any of our products.
Animal products: Our products don’t contain any part of animals, however they may contain some animal derivatives such as beeswax (our lipsticks) or keratin and lanolin (from sheeps wool).
Following Marcel Contier’s finding and passion for bio-chemistry, we make our products so they work in biological balance with our bodies. This is why the use of natural and nature-identical ingredients are always a priority. The use of chemical ingredients is highly regulated in the European Union and thus guarantees high standard of safety in all our products.
Parabens: Parabens are a natural preservative used in nearly all cosmetics for their bio-mimetic qualities. They are toxicologically well-characterized nature-identical compounds (plants defend themselves so against fungal infections). There are no proven adverse effects to the human body at the rate at which they are used in our products and in fact help maintain the integrity of the product on your shelf. They are approved worldwide and the BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) explicitly recommends their use in cosmetics. For a paraben-free option, see our Natural Cosmetic Range.
Sulfates: Sulfates are extremely effective cleansers and emulsifiers. We combine our shampoos bearing sulfates with sugar surfactants, betaines and lipoaminoacids to get very good tolerability (La Biosthetique can provide proofs of clinical trials) with good cleaning. The naturally aggressive sulfates are thus weakened and the proven side effect of fading or irritation are neutralised. As a note, there are no scientifically proven health risks to using sulfates. For an sulfate-free option, see our Natural Cosmetic Range.
Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde is not used in any La Biosthetique products.
Ammonia: Ammonia is a natural occurring substance ; we even produce it in our sweat. Unfortunately, even for being natural, ammonia has gotten a bad rap, perhaps for it’s scent. Ammonia is used in hair colour to open the hair cuticle and remove natural pigments. It’s the most effective option and it evaporates without leaving residue in the hair, whereas it’s main alternative, MEA, oxidises in the hair long after the client has left the salon. La Biosthetique colour proudly uses ammonia from 2 to 4% only, minus the noxious smell, as it’s environmentally gentle and hand’s down the best option when worrying about what goes down the drain.