NATURALITY.

What natural products do we use?

  • 100% of our natural raw materials comply with the Washington Convention, which protects the world’s natural resources.
  • 100% of our exfoliating particles are natural (rice grains, coconut flakes and sugar granules, etc.).
  • Certain plant oils such as sunflower, jojoba and shea.
Green chemistry: which natural active ingredients does Sothys produce itself?
  • Sothys patented active ingredients, such as 1055 boletus extract (patent n° FR 1055097) for our hydrating range
  • Organic active ingredients, including organic elderberry extract (patent pending n° FR 1853898) for our Detox Energie range.
  • Active ingredients derived from environmental co-products, such as saffron flower in our Youth range.
  • Active ingredients extracted using green chemistry methods that respect the environment, such as the flax extract used in our eye contour range.

OUR 4 FOUNDATIONS.

Safety, sensoriality, efficiency et naturality.

In each of our innovations, we pursue the idea of responsible beauty that respects the skin and the environment.

All our formulas comply with the standards of the EU Cosmetics Regulation and even go beyond them in accordance with the strictest international regulations.

We are committed to using as many natural ingredients as possible in our new formulas.

We combine them with certain synthetic ingredients that are rigorously selected by toxicologist pharmacists, as they are also key to ensuring that all our products conform to our 4 founding principles: safety, sensoriality, efficiency and naturalness.

TRANSPARENCY.

What synthetic ingredients do we use in our formulas?
  • Certain fragrances
  • Certain molecules selected for their anti-ageing efficiency in particular.
  • Preservatives, which we include in our formulas with a sensible approach to ensure that they are safe for consumers and that they are preserved properly. We restrict the number of preservatives used by the brand and minimize the level of each preservative.
  • Sun filter

How do we ensure that our formulas are well tolerated by the skin?

Before being placed on the market, all our formulas undergo numerous tests, including a cell culture evaluation, clinical tests under the supervision of dermatologists, and a safety assessment performed by an external independent toxicologist.

What ingredients do we prohibit?

We created our own list of banned ingredients. Over 500 ingredients are therefore banned from all SOTHYS formulas. Some examples:

  • Parabens
  • Formaldehyde
  • Aluminium salts
  • Non-certified palm oil

Our formulation charter.

Our rigorous formulation.

OUR RESPONSABILITY.

Ethic & environment.

Ethical and environmental considerations in relation to the raw materials used:

  • Child labour must not be involved to source any of the ingredients used.
  • If exploiting a source poses a threat to biodiversity, none of the ingredients used can come from such a source.
  • Animals must not be involved in any of the ingredients.

 Are our products vegan?

Yes, Sothys products can be used by vegans. The brand’s internal development charter prohibits the use of animal-origin products. In our entire product offering, only two raw materials of animal origin are used:

  • Collagen (INCI: collagen) which is derived from co-products from the fishing industry.
  • Beeswax derivatives (INCI: synthetic beeswax).

There are now only 10 non-vegan Sothys formulas!

Do we test on animals?

No. In Europe, animal testing is banned by cosmetics regulations.

Our commitments for the future.

Which ingredients are we looking to replace with alternatives in our future formulas?

  • Silicones, which are very important in giving certain formulas their sensory qualities and perform an youth action.
  • Phenoxyethanol, a preservative.
  • Sulphates, a foaming agent.
  • BHT, an antioxidant used to prevent oils and butters from turning rancid.

“Preserve the nature. In particular, Sothys invests 1% of its revenue into protecting nature through Les Jardins Sothys® and by sustainably managing its 4-hectare site within a 26-hectare protected forest reserve.”