Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013
As an integral part of its quality policy, Biolane takes care of babies' skin with high tolerance formulas. To meet this requirement, Biolane's products' formulas do not contain phenoxyethanol as this component is currently highly controversial.
What is phenoxyethanol ?
Phenoxyethanol is a preservative used in cosmetics and is mentioned in the annex VI of the directive 76/768/CEE. As all preservatives, its main role is to avoid the development of microorganisms ( ie bacteria...) so as to guarantee the product's security.
A currently controversial component
Following a risk evaluation linked to the use of phenoxyethanol in cosmetic products, the French National Agency for Medicines Security and Health Products (ANSM) published a recommendation on the use of phenoxyethanol in May 2012. This recommendation "advises a restriction in the use of phenoxyethanol by which phenoxyethanol is now forbidden in all products for babies' bottom and its authorized concentration is now reduced from 1% to 0,4% in all other types of products destined to children under three1." However no ban has been decided by the ANSM yet.
Biolane : Baby care specialist attentive to babies' well-being
Components of all Biolane products are rigorously selected to create the right balance for a product adapted to babies' skins and to respect their physiological well-being. This is why we guarantee high technicity formulas for high quality phenoxyethanol free products. Before marketing all Biolane products are subject to tolerance tests to check product security. These tests are then validated by an independant toxicologist expert. This information is made available to the controlling authorities.