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Yuka said!

27/05/2019

Yuka said!

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Oil, cream, mask, serum, shampoo... Yuka is the app that helps you decode what you eat!

In order to better accompany you in the purchase of your products and to adopt a healthy and responsible consumption, discover the composition and notes of Akane skincare products screened by the Yuka application.

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We can never repeat it enough, we have one and only one skin, an envelope that protects the body from shocks and external aggressions. As it is unique, it must be taken care of. After the glorious years of over-consumption in the food, cosmetics and textile industries, more and more of us are rethinking the way we consume on a daily basis.

The Yuka application allows you to know the composition of the cosmetic you are about to buy. By simply scanning the barcode, you can see at a glance the list of ingredients making up the product in question!

A green lozenge in front of an ingredient: this one is without risk

A yellow lozenge in front of an ingredient: this one presents a limited risk.

An orange lozenge in front of an ingredient: this one presents a moderate risk.

A red lozenge in front of an ingredient: this one presents a high risk.

With Yuka, you immediately know the potential or proven health effects of each ingredient on the INCI list of skincare products in your hands. No more unpleasant surprises!

AKANE, A TRANSPARENT BRAND

Yuka said!

At Akane, we are committed to transparency in order to reassure you about the composition of our products. We have scanned all of our products using the Yuka application (as well as Clean Beauty and Quel cosmetic), to highlight the quality of our products and help you make your choice. We would like to share with you the results obtained on the Yuka application.

We are committed to healthy, active and natural cosmetics.

Result: All references in the range are rated "excellent" with an average score of 93.8/100 and many products are rated 100/100! Yuka has spoken!

Zero red ingredients and zero orange ingredients :-)

For the sake of transparency, we have listed the ingredients that appeared in yellow as "low risk" by the application in order to explain their use to you!

Shall we? Let's do it!

THE LEMONELLOL

This ingredient is obtained by the distillation of geranium and lemongrass essences and is also present in the rose. It can be considered a mild allergenic. The risk of allergy is still very small.

Products concerned : Organic Flower and Fruit Water formulated with organic Damask rose floral water.

BENZYL ALCOHOL

This ingredient is used as a preservative. In some very rare cases it can be slightly irritating.

Products concerned : Organic Moisturizing Infusion Jelly

TITANIUM DIOXIDE IN WHITE FORMULAS (CREAMS AND SKIN CARE)

It allows for the colour stability of a formula over time. Importantly, it is in its nanoparticulate form that titanium dioxide is suspected of being harmful to health. As decoded by the Yuka application, the titanium dioxide used in our formulas is non-nanoparticulate (

Products concerned: Organic Moisturizing Melting Cream, Organic Silky Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Organic White Mask, Organic Pink Granite Mask, Organic Night Cocoon Mask.

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (IN MAKE-UP)

It provides good coverage for our BB Family care. As seen previously, it is in its nanoparticulate form that this component is suspected of being harmful to health. As decoded by the Yuka application, the titanium dioxide used in our formulas is non-nanoparticulate (

Products concerned : Organic All Rose Lip & Cheekbones Balm, Organic Velvety Tinted Eye Contour Balm BB, Organic Velvety Tinted Cream BB, OrganicAll Rose Illudescent Cream.

A NEED TO "GET BACK TO BASICS"

Little by little, short circuits, products from organic farming and local producers are being favoured. We are witnessing a real return to our roots. The consumer becomes a consum'actor and seeks transparency concerning the ingredients of the products he buys. The success of applications such as Yuka, INCI beauty, Clean Beauty or Quel cosmetic translate this need for honesty, but also this desire for healthy and quality cosmetic products on the part of the consumer.

In cosmetics, the use of controversial ingredients is a hot topic. 46%* of cosmetic products contain components that are harmful or suspected to be harmful to both the skin and the environment.

But how do you know if the product's composition is healthy and who to trust?

How to choose your cosmetic products with :

CHOOSE YOUR COSMETICS CAREFULLY WITH :

LABELS AND CERTIFICATION BODIES

Numerous labels and certification bodies exist to guide consumers in their choices. Cosmébio and Ecocert are good references thanks to precise specifications aimed at offering healthy and environmentally friendly products. Their mission according to the different charters is to guarantee the absence of pesticides in the products, a superior quality of raw materials from organic farming, a percentage of ingredients of natural origin always above 95% and an irreproachable traceability.

APPLICATIONS FOR DECIPHERING INGREDIENT LISTS

Yuka said!

If you want to enter details, deciphering a list of ingredients takes time and is not within everyone's reach. Yet controversial ingredients suspected of being endocrine disrupters, carcinogens, or harmful to the environment are hidden under scientific names that need to be decoded.

You will have understood it, many applications are appearing to help you people in your daily shopping (cosmetics but also textiles or food) such as Yuka, Quel cosmetic or Clean Beauty. Their missions? To decode the ingredient lists on the back of your products in order to highlight the ingredients at risk and to recommend the product or not. In most cases, you just have to scan the barcode of your product.

Feel free to download the YUKA application to make your own opinion on the details of the composition of the products in your vanity or fridge, you might be surprised...

DECRYPT YOURSELF A LIST INCI

First of all, you should know that every cosmetic product sold in the world is obliged to display all the ingredients used in its composition: it is the famous INCI list, "International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients":

- ingredients of plant and animal origin appear in Latin ;

- ingredients of mineral or chemical origin appear in English ;

- the ingredients are listed from the highest to the lowest dosage (this is why "aqua" often appears at the top of the list, as water is the basic element of many skin care products);

- the first 4 ingredients mentioned represent more than 80% of the product's composition ;

- the last ingredients mentioned in the list may appear in random order. This is the case for all items dosed below 1%.

If you have any further questions about the ingredients of our products, please contact our customer service at service-client@akane-skincare.com. We will be happy to answer you!

*Source lesechos.fr