What are good chemicals?
Natural usually means 'good', but chemicals aren't always 'bad'. When something is chemically produced, it is made within a controlled environment with 100% knowledge of the content and impact of the finished product. This isn't always the case with nature and some organic ingredients can easily cause allergic reactions.
Rudolph Care uses 'good' chemistry alongside natural ingredients that we can vouch for. This is how we provide the best all round product in terms of your beauty, your health and the environment.
What are allergens?
Allergenic perfumes are substances that have the potential to trigger an allergic reaction. The Danish Environment Ministry and the EU have created a list of the 26 most common allergenic perfumes. These allergenic perfumes should be declared on a product's list of contents (INCI), so that consumers can make an informed choice before purchase.
The raw materials in Rudolph Care are selected with care and with respect for your body and the environment. That's why our products contain none of the 26 listed allergenic perfumes.
What are parabens?
Parabens are a group of chemicals used in cosmetic manufacturing as a preservative against bacterial and fungal growth. There is much uncertainty about the effects of parabens; some believe that only some parabens are harmful whereas others think that all should be avoided. The EU's Scientific Committee of Consumer Products suggests that two parabens, methyl-and ethylparaben, do not pose any risk when used in certain quantities. We have chosen to take a precautionary approach and stay on the safe side. That is why Rudolph Care is 100% paraben-free.
Why does my Acai product look different this time?
Do you wonder why the colour of your Rudolph Care products can vary from time to time? The natural explanation is that we neither dye nor bleach our products. At the same time, we use natural oils, which vary in colour from harvest to harvest. Rudolph Care products do not contain any synthetic dyes at all and are only available in the colours provided by nature. Since few raw materials are naturally pure white, Rudolph Care creams are not entirely white either.
Why are there preservatives in Rudolph Care?
Preservatives are synthetically produced and added to increase product durability. They are useful because every time you open a package to use a product, there's a risk that you will introduce bacteria and contaminate the product. Rudolph Care products use a very small amount of preservatives to minimise the risk of product contamination that could cause skin irritation or infection.
For products that are Nordic Eco-labelled and ECOCERT labelled, there are stringent rules regarding the preservatives that can be used.
What is natural perfume?
The vast majority of perfumes are produced synthetically. A perfume that smells of roses has usually never been near a rose. However, on the positive side, the use of synthetic perfumes means 100% control over the substance and the ingredients of the finished product, even if the manufacturing methods do not fulful organic certification requirements.
At Rudolph Care, we have chosen to use natural perfumes. All the ingredients used to produce our natural perfumes are organic or of organic origin. If a perfume smells of vanilla, it is because there are extracts of real vanilla in the product. These natural perfumes are made with great care and under conditions that are non-polluting to the environment. These painstaking processes mean that natural perfumes are often much more expensive to produce than traditional perfumes. An allergenic certificate is included with all natural perfumes. We have chosen a natural perfume, which is completely devoid of the 26 allergenic perfumes the Danish Ministry of the Environment and the EU recommend avoiding.
Why aren't essential oils used in Rudolph Care products?
Natural essential oils have been used throughout the millennia, for many different purposes. They are natural and highly concentrated but the vast majority of essential oils contain one or more of the 26 allergenic perfumes the Danish Environment Ministry recommend avoiding. And it's for this reason that Rudolph Care products do not include essential oils.
How do I interpret the ingredient list on a product?
The product ingredients are listed so that the ingredients at the top of the list are those that are in the highest quantity in the product. The next ingredient listed is the one with the second largest quantity etc etc.