THE FOLIAGE COSMETICS DIFFERENCES
Foliage Cosmetics is a trailblazing beauty brand built on the notion of high-quality natural ingredients and innovation.
Up to 99% of Foliage’s ingredients are naturally derived, spanning over a complete regime of anti-aging skincare products. Our invitation to women is to advocate for their health choices and offer a range of luxury skincare products that make their daily routine more enjoyable. Foliage Cosmetics products come with a promise to uphold honest results and through unrelenting research, they deliver high performing skincare without compromising on quality. We only use ingredients that either directly benefit the skin for healthier complexion or support the effectiveness and integrity of our formulations.
HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT
Each ingredient is rigorously selected according to its effectiveness as well as its integrity. We make sure that each one responds perfectly to our product specification and does not present any toxic risks, irritating or sensitizing your skin. If we are in the slightest doubt, we keep going with our research in order to offer effective and innovative products. And because your health and our environment are our priority, we have created our #foliageblacklist of controversial ingredients which clearly go beyond current legislation and which will never be used in our products.
When we formulate a product we always focus of safety, biocompatibility and using the highest percentage of active ingredients in our products with no risk to health or the environment and which do not compromise the effectiveness or safety of our products.
Parabens are used in numerous cosmetics, food products and medicines because of their antibacterial and antifungal properties. Parabens can provoke allergies (urticaria and dermatitis) and accelerate the ageing of the skin in the sun. But what is even more worrying is their capacity to be absorbed by the body. Furthermore, several studies have shown that parabens interfere with the hormonal receptors and disrupt the hormonal balance.
This is a naphthalene derivative aromatic hydrocarbon used in plastics and produced from coal tar or petroleum. Phthalates have the power, via their metabolites, to interfere with hormone function causing altered reproductive development, organ malformation, obesity, precocious puberty or breast and testicular cancers.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are extensively used in several beauty products. These are chemical foaming agents which have an ability to cleanse effectively at low cost. They have therefore replaced soap in several cosmetic products as well as shampoos. Their frequent use eliminates the skin’s protective layer thus exposing it to diseases. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is equally absorbed by the body and acts as a hormone disruptor with serious consequences.
Synthetic Fragrance Free
The term perfume (or fragrance) found in lists of ingredients often implies a complex blend of several chemical compounds. Some of these chemical substances can trigger allergic reactions or interfere with hormone function.
Mineral Oil Free
Mineral oil is derived from petroleum and often used in beauty products as a barrier to keep the skin moist in several hydrating products as well as in haircare products which keep the hair shiny. Skin irritations and allergies can be caused by the HAP contained in these oils.
Here at Foliage, we went above and beyond our Market Research! We have never tested our products on animals – but only on our friends and families. And believe us, there is nothing better for getting feedback on formulas, textures, perfumes, effects, sensations… A goldmine of ideas and inspiration.
With so many people affected by gluten-related digestive issues, we believe it is only a matter of time for the focus to expand beyond what they eat to what they put on their skin, So we commit ourselves to produce all of our products without gluten to help you avoid many of the painful symptoms that can be triggered by gluten.
Certified Organic Ingredients
We infused certified organic ingredients into our high-tech formulas that deliver immediate and ongoing results.
MADE IN CANADA
Foliage cosmetics is proud to be a Canadian brand. We do not compromise on the quality of our products by only using the best available ingredients in the right formulation.