First ever AllergyCertified raw material

By Simon Pitman

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First ever allergy certified raw material for cosmetics
AllergyCertified has announced that it has given its first ever allergy certification to a raw material for use in cosmetics and personal care products.

The raw material is called Veggilanol Gold and is from LanEsters, a German based company that is a major provider of Lanolin for cosmetic products.

The raw material has been assessed by AllergyCertified's toxicologist Ewa Daniél, who explains about the rigorous vetting process all the raw materials have to go through to become certified.

Looking out for impurities or preservatives

AllergyCertified carefully assesses each batch of raw materials to check for foreign bodies, evern the tiniest of traces, that can lead to any number of allergic reactions for sufferers.

"We deny certification of five to ten percent of the products we receive every year. This because we find impurities or preservatives in a raw material, which we can not allow in an AllergyCertified product," said Daniél.

"So with certification of raw materials it will become easier for every product developer who already works in the field of skin-friendly products or who is interested to start developing these kinds of products. The certification tells the developer - here is a raw material that has already been assessed, go ahead."

Goal to certify raw materials

AllergyCertified was founded back in 2015, and one of its original goals was to certify raw materials.

The organisation states that this goal was implemented to make it easy for product developers worldwide to develop skinfriendly cosmetics, make-up, diapers and other products that get in contact with our skin.

"The amount of possible allergens in a raw material can be very small, but still big enough for people with skin allergy to have an allergic reaction,"​ Daniél said.

"Therefore it is exciting for us to see that more raw material suppliers have already contacted us. My hope for 2019 is that we will be able to certify a long list of raw materials, thus making it easy for product developers to put together products that are truly skin-friendly."

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