Our experts select best ingredients and components with strict criteria regarding efficiacy, ethical sourcing and quality.
OUR CORE VALUES
WHAT DOES CLEAN BEAUTY MEAN?
For BOGNA SKIN "CLEAN BEAUTY" means products including ingredients with high value quality, efficacy, and origin, without suspected substances of being harmful to human health, such as disrupting hormones and irritating the skin. It also means not using ingredients that are harmful to the environments and its ecosystem. Our formulas do not include any petrochemical derivatives, silicones nor microplastics. Important part of BOGNA SKIN philosophy is also constant improvement of company activities to minimize carbon footprint.
EUROPEAN REGULATION ON COSMETIC PRODUCTS
Every brand present on the European market must comply with the EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009, the most comprehensive and stringent cosmetic product safety regulation.
According to the standards of the Vegan Society our products exclude:
Efficient and environment friendly, which excludes:
Excludes the below sunscreen ingredients, which are toxic to coral reef:
Excludes the following additives and preservatives, which are toxic to coral reefs:
PEGs are are difficult to biodegrade. They are mainly used as detergent surfactants and emulsifiers.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: PEG, -ETH, -OXYNOL, CETEARETH-20; CETEARETH-12; PEG-20 STEARATE; PEG-20, METHYL GLUCOSE DISTEARATE; PEG-7 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
NO SULPHATES, SLS, SLES
A family of foaming agents that can cause allergies and irritation on the skin. SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE - this chemical is the fact that it's frequently contaminated by 1,4 dioxane, a known carcinogen that is a common by-product of the manufacturing process
RELATED INGREDIENTS: SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE, SODIUM MYRETH SULFATE, SODIUM PARETH SULFATE
Silicones are difficult to biodegrade. They are mainly used for their sensory contribution.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: -ONE (E.g. DIMETHICONE), -SILOXANE, -CYCLOSILOXANE (CYCLOPENTASILOXANE)
They are mainly used as preservatives, because of their antibacterial and antifungal properties. However, parabens are potential endocrine disruptors.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: -PARABEN, -P- HYDROXYBENZOATE
Non-biodegradable micro plastics are extremely harmful to the environment.
NO Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
It is not recommended that cosmetics to which it is added be used by people prone to sensitisation and with very sensitive skin.
Ingredients that allow fragrances to last longer. Some phthalates are considered hormone disruptors.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: DBP (dibutyl phthalate), DINP (diisononyl phthalate), DEP (diethyl phthalate), DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate), DMP (dimethyl phthalate), BBP (benzyl butyl phthalate), DNOP (di-n-octyl phthalate), DIDP (diisodecyl phthalate)
Ingredients with antibacterial potential, but are toxic to aquatic organism.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: Related ingredients: 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol
Ingredients with antibacterial potential, but are toxic to aquatic organism. Can be easily absorbed through the skin and some studies suspect to cause neurotoxic effect.
This substance is not suitable for pregnant women and children. Symptoms of an allergy are typical of a contact allergy: reddened skin, swelling, blisters, irritation, itching. Its use is highly regulated in Europe.
NO Formaldehyde or formaldehyde ceasers
They are very strong preservatives, but can cause skin irritation.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: FORMALIN, FORMIC ALDEHYDE, ALDEHYDE METHYLICA, FORMOL, 2-BROMO-2-NITROPHENYL-1,3-DIOL,(BRONOPOL),DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, DMDM HYDANTOIN, QUATERNIUM-15, BENZYL HEMIFORMAL, METHENAMINE, SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE)
Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) and methylisothiazolinone (MI), also recognised as isothiazolinones, are preservatives conditioning agents, but at certain percentages potentially causing contact eczema and skin allergies.
NO DEA, TEA, MEA surfactants
They are known as pH regulators and surfactants, but can cause skin sensitization and are dehydrating.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: DEA, TEA, MEA
They are used as pigments, thickening agents, and antiperspirants, but are suspected of increasing oxidative stress.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: Aluminium, Aluminium Chlorohydrate, Zirconium, Tetrachlorohydrex
NO BHA and BHT
BHA and BHT can cause allergies and irritation on the skin.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: ANTIOXYNE B; ANTRANCINE 12; EEC NO. E320; EMBANOX; NIPANTIOX 1-F; PROTEX; SUSTANE 1-F; TENOX; DBPC; ADVASTAB 401; AGIDOL; AGIDOL 1; ALKOFEN BP; ANTIOXIDANT 29; ANTIOXIDANT 30; ANTIOXIDANT 4; ANTIOXIDANT 4K; ANTIOXIDANT KB; ANTRANCINE
They stabilise cosmetic formulas, but can be toxic to aquatic environments.
RELATED INGREDIENTS: Disodium EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt), Trisodium EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid trisodium salt), Tetrasodium EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid tetrasodium salt)
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