Most frequent questions and answers
The Cosmetic Regulation that came into effect in our country in 2015 contains regulations in line with the European Union’s Cosmetic Regulation. With these changes, it is required that cosmetic products and their ingredients must not be tested on animals. The animal testing ban and restrictions of the EU have also been adopted in our country, prioritizing alternative testing methods and strictly prohibiting the testing of ingredient combinations on animals. Thus, the aim is to reduce animal testing in cosmetic products
The validity of a report you receive from Turkey worldwide depends on the content of the report and its alignment with international standards. If the report has been prepared in accordance with universally accepted international standards and has been approved by international accreditation bodies, it is likely to be valid worldwide. However, some countries or industries may have their own specific requirements, so the validity of the report can vary depending on the target market or sector. Having appropriate international certifications or accreditations can enhance the international acceptance of the report.
The term “Skin Friendly” generally indicates that skincare products are compatible with most skin types. These products are designed with a low likelihood of causing adverse reactions on the skin. On the other hand, “Sensitive Skin Friendly” refers to products specifically developed for individuals with sensitive skin. These products focus on minimizing issues commonly associated with sensitive skin, such as redness, irritation, and dryness, and often contain fewer chemicals. “Sensitive Skin Friendly” products are carefully formulated to reduce the possibility of allergic reactions or irritations on the skin. Their ingredients typically exclude fragrances, colorants, and harsh chemicals.
The terms “Sensitive Skin Friendly” and “Baby Skin Friendly” refer to suitability for different levels of skin sensitivity. “Sensitive Skin Friendly” generally denotes products suitable for sensitive skin types. These products are formulated to minimize discomfort on reactive or prone-to-irritation skin, often containing allergen-free or low chemical ingredients. On the other hand, “Baby Skin Friendly” signifies products tailored for the delicate and sensitive skin of infants. Baby skin is more sensitive and has a weaker barrier compared to adult skin, hence baby products aim to minimize irritation risk and preserve the natural structure of the skin. These products typically avoid fragrance, parabens, and harsh chemicals.
Body products should be “Microbiome Friendly” because the human skin is naturally colonized by a variety of microorganisms (microbiota or microbiome) that are essential for skin health. The microbiome supports the protective barrier of the skin, prevents infections, and helps maintain skin balance. Body products should not disrupt the microbiome balance with aggressive chemical ingredients or antibacterial agents; instead, they should preserve the skin’s natural flora structure. By doing so, these products can enhance the skin’s protective function, reduce the risk of irritation, minimize skin discomfort, and overall support a healthy skin environment.