Use daily beauty products and hygiene is to apply a hundred ingredients on the skin. How to distinguish the most harmful to health, with records, often illegible and incomprehensible ? Hence the idea of the application Clean Beauty, launched in January by Officinea, which is intended to help with the decryption by offering a dynamic analysis of the composition of cosmetic products. Ten days ago, The UFC-que choisir has pointed to 400 of the finger. ” It is not the
note, but to provide information on the ingredients found there,”says Candice Colin, of this small lab of Fat.
From the photo of the list of ingredients printed on the packaging, Clean Beauty, thanks to a system of character recognition, to automatically detect controversial ingredients, including endocrine disruptors, allergens or nanomaterials. Specializing in natural and organic cosmetics with in-house R&D, Officinea has already identified more than fifty ingredients subject to controversy in scientific circles.
This application also gives access to a glossary, detailed nearly 800 compounds in order to better understand the content of the products that we use.
In four weeks, Clean Beauty is hoisted in the Top 5 apps in its category on the Apple app Store and on Google Play. ” The regulations cosmetic set in the european framework, but some of the ingredients authorized, by the cumulative effect, which may vary from country to country, remain a subject of controversy in the scientific community “, underlines the president of Officinea, which raised its first € 800,000 in 2016.
Date of creation : 2014
CEO : Candice Colin
Funds raised : € 800,000
Workforce : 6 persons
Sector : cosmetic