The Davines Research Charter is a collection of guidelines for sustainability that the Davines Research Laboratories strive to maintain in the creation of highly effective and innovative formulas, with an on-going commitment regarding the choice of ingredients, the formulation of new products and their development.
In force since 2009, it represents the achievement of the ambitious objective of balancing quality and high performance with respect for mankind and the environment.
The Research Charter favours ingredients of natural origin, organic or eco-certified; made from renewable sources, eco sustainable, not of petrochemical origin; made from environmentally friendly processes; possibly biodegradable and with low water toxicity; originating from crops produced in conformity with international eco-ethical standards, thus with no discrimination and exploitation of people or the environment; respectful of local biodiversity; sold according to principles of fair trade; innovative, unique and specific, with top quality and purity; able to guarantee full traceability of the finished product; tested for their effectiveness in collaboration with international universities and research centres; not tested on animals.
This commitment to reducing environmental impact entails minimizing temperatures during production using cold processes; reducing water consumption through simplified production cycles; the use of clean energy from renewable sources such as the sun, wind and water, and lastly, selecting suppliers that are certified or members of environmentally sustainable projects.
To guarantee safety and effectiveness to the consumer, all Davines formulas are subject to international legislative approval; the on-going monitoring of formulas to comply with legislative amendments; the exclusive use of world-wide approved cosmetic ingredients; the availability of complete safety and effectiveness documentation for each individual ingredient; production processes developed in compliance with ingredient integrity as a guarantee of effectiveness.