Our formulas What makes them unique 01 02 03 04 05 Ozonated water, a natural disinfectant We use ozonated water in all our formulas. Ozone is a molecule composed of three oxygen atoms: thanks to its oxidative power, it is considered to be an effective disinfectant, able to kill viruses, bacteria and other contaminants in water in a short space of time, without releasing chemical residues like other commonly used disinfectants. Ingredients from organic agriculture Many of the functional active ingredients in our formulas are produced using organic agriculture. Selecting organic active ingredients with certified origins means protecting everyone's well-being, safeguarding the workers who are part of the production chain, and protecting the planet. A high percentage of ingredients of natural origin Our formulas contain a high percentage of plant-derived ingredients. On average, over 96% of the total formula is made up of raw materials of natural origin. Nickel is a metal naturally present in the earth, in many foods and in the sea, and is particularly concentrated in certain clayey soils. This means it is physiologically absorbed by plants and living beings. However, many people are sensitive to it and it can be an allergen. For this reason, where possible, we nickel test all of our production batches. The details are printed on the individual product labels. We proudly export our high-quality cosmetics, made in Italy, to over 54 countries. What is not in Insight products 01 02 03 04 05 SLS/SLES All of our shampoos are formulated without SLS and SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate), which are surfactants considered aggressive and potentially irritating. We have chosen to replace them with mixes of plant-derived surfactants, calibrated to be both high-performing and gentle on the scalp at the same time. Our Cosmos Natural and ICEA Eco Bio Cosmetics certified cleansing products are dermatologically tested on sensitive skin, so they are suitable for even the most delicate skin. Mineral oils/Petroleum derivatives (Petrolatum) These are by-products of the oil refining process, with film-forming properties that can prevent correct oxygenation of the scalp. Despite being inert ingredients which are pretty much skin-friendly, they are a product of oil drilling, which has an extremely high environmental cost. We have chosen to replace them with naturally derived ingredients that still have the same properties, but without the negative impact on the ecosystem. Silicones Silicones are inorganic polymers derived from silicon, which are able to give hair instant shine thanks to their film-forming effect. Particularly when they are present in products that need rinsing out, they can end up in drains and build up in the environment, especially in water, where they remain for a long time. This is why we have eliminated them from our formulations wherever possible. Parabens and MIT These are preservatives that have long been used in cosmetics, but have recently been at the centre of some controversy. In order to be consistent with our sustainable philosophy, we have chosen to use the same preservatives present in our ICEA and Cosmos certified lines for all our haircare products. In particular, depending on the product, we use a mix of Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate, or a mix based on Benzyl Alcohol. Artificial colourants Insight products are free of synthetic dyes, with the exception of lines in which the colour is a functional part of the product's use, such as colouring treatments and anti-yellow products. Our fragrances For Insight products, we use two types of fragrance: Synthetic fragrances: these are formulated to be as gentle as possible on even the most sensitive skin, as the allergens in the perfume are reduced to below the allergenic threshold. Natural fragrances: all Cosmos Natural certified products contain perfumes of 100% natural origin, coming from a controlled, sustainable supply chain. They can derive from essential oils, phyto-oils or other perfumed substances, which by their nature may contain allergens. Synthetic fragrances these are formulated to be as gentle as possible on even the most sensitive skin, as the allergens in the perfume are reduced to below the allergenic threshold. Natural fragrances all Cosmos Natural certified products contain perfumes of 100% natural origin, coming from a controlled, sustainable supply chain. They can derive from essential oils, phyto-oils or other perfumed substances, which by their nature may contain allergens.