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ISO 22716 Certification
Our operations are ISO 22716:2007 certified by the NSF, one of the largest industrial testing and certification companies in the US. ISO 22716 certification is a complete quality management system that has strict guidelines for the production, repackaging, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products and raw materials. ISO certification is a company-wide way of doing business and a continuous commitment for quality improvement putting the customer's needs at the center of all we do.
Our operations are registered with the FDA allowing us the offer our customers Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and OTC drugs for making FDA-regulated claims like, for example, sun protection, anti-acne, anti-dandruff, or skin protection claims. Regular FDA audits ensure that our operations are compliant with the strict cGMP/FDA quality guidelines.
USDA Organic Certification
Our operations are USDA organic certified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. USDA organic products have strict production and labeling requirements. Organic certification verifies that our manufacturers and handling facilities comply with the USDA organic regulations around production, handling and labeling. When we use the USDA Organic certification on our labels, it means our products contain a minimum of 95 percent organic ingredients.
Stringent Supplier Selection
As part of our commitment to quality, we select our suppliers and raw material manufacturers based on strict quality standards. Each of our 100+ worldwide suppliers must have a quality system in place including ISO certification or an equivalent GMP standard. After a supplier has been selected, we are continuously monitoring its quality performance making sure it is capable of consistently producing conforming products.
Wide Range of Product Sizes
We not only offer our products in large bulk sizes like most cosmetic raw material suppliers but also in sample-like retail sizes as small as 1oz (30ml). In order to maintain the quality and certification of repackaged raw materials, our ISO-certified processes assure that raw materials are repackaged into 100% compatible containers in a strictly antiseptic environment, and are then stored either refrigerated or in the clima-controlled warehouse.
For customers with a high purchase volume we are offering the possibility to establish a wholesale account which comes with numerous benefits including a permanent discount of 5% on all products. We also offer various convenient payment options including net 30 terms if you have a business.
Hyaluronic Acid: The Ultimate Skin Hydrating Agent
Hyaluronic acid (HA), or also called hyaluronan, is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan (large sugar molecule; polysaccharide) that consists of subunits of 2 sugars (glucosamine and glucuronic acid). It is present as filling material in most human and animal connective tissues especially the skin where it has a protective, structure-stabilizing and shock-absorbing function. Besides its major role in cosmetics as humectant, HA is also used in a number of other clinical applications due to the unique viscoelastic nature of HA along with its biocompatibility and nonimmunogenicity. HA has been used as a supplementation of joint fluid in arthritis, as a surgical aid in eye surgery, as an injectable gel that acts as a filler to remove wrinkles, and as compound to facilitate the healing and regeneration of surgical wounds. More recently, HA has been investigated as a drug delivery agent for various routes of administration, including ophthalmic, nasal, pulmonary, parenteral and topical. In fact, regulatory approval in the USA, Canada and Europe was granted for several drugs.