Natural Cosmetics

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Are all products with natural claims safe?

    We all know how misleading the phrase "natural", which is very commonly used especially in foods, is. The word natural is an uncontrollable concept. Everything in nature or out of nature may not be beneficial for our health, there is a reason why it is found in nature, but it may not be safe for our health. The phrase “natural” used in cosmetics, especially skin care products, as in foods, can be a confusing term.

If a content comes from nature, we cannot say that the content is 100% safe. Not all content from nature is safe! Although most of the ingredients (more than 80%) we use in Cyrene formulas are of natural origin, the Cyrene brand was never launched as a natural brand.

The ingredients may be of natural or synthetic origin, our R&D team meticulously researches the safety of those ingredients before including them in Cyrene formulas. The Cyrene brand is a Dermocosmetic brand that uses safe ingredients and strictly monitors its processes.

Especially in skin care, the most important factor is the safety of the content used in the formula, rather than the origin of the ingredient. It is wrong to say that synthetic content is not safe. Synthesis of synthetic ingredients takes place under laboratory conditions. The most important criterion for us is whether each ingredient in Cyrene formulas is safe before its origin.

Transparency is very important to us as the Cyrene brand, so we would like to explain in more detail the difference between origin and safety of ingredients.

What exactly does Natural and Synthetic mean?

Natural: means produced by nature or comes from nature without human intervention and without human intervention. Synthetic means that it is synthesized in the laboratory environment.

 Many natural origin ingredients are safe. However, essential oils such as rose, anise, cinnamon, lemon, clove, eucalyptus, juniper, neroli, mint, lavender, rosemary, thyme, turpentine, hamamelis, although they are natural ingredients, can cause skin irritations. The fact that a content is natural does not guarantee that the content is safe.

 Nickel, Lead, Mercury, for example, are natural metals, but they are harmful to human health.

On the other hand, it has been determined that synthetic ingredients such as Parabens have serious negative effects on human health. As we said before, what matters to us is whether the content is safe for human health rather than the origin (natural or synthetic) of the content.

Security Assessment

In Cyrene R&D studies, instead of the question of whether an ingredient is natural or synthetic, answers are sought to the questions of whether this ingredient has negative effects on human health, if it has negative effects, in which ways it is taken, and in what doses it has a negative effect. Many companies, when conducting a safety assessment, only examine acute reactions (if there is any irritation to the skin and eyes) and complete the safety assessment. Yet this is just the tip of the iceberg. The subject needs to be examined and analyzed by going much deeper.

In the safety evaluation, the contents should be examined in detail one by one.Before using an ingredient in their formula, the Cyrene R&D team examines the toxicological evaluations (reproductive and developmental toxicity), disrupting hormones / acting like a hormone, potential effects on health in long-term exposures, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, impurities and many other parameters, before using that ingredient in their formulas. decides whether it is safe

After all these examinations and evaluations, it is decided whether the examined content (natural or synthetic) is safe. Only ingredients that successfully pass the safety criteria can be included in Cyrene formulas.

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