We use minerals as ingredients in our cosmetics, we understand the benefits, but where do these minerals come from?
We use over 20 different natural minerals to develop and manufacture Gemology products. The geographical origin of these minerals can vary but we always require a traceable origin and are committed to long-term supply management.
Some minerals come from nearby regions, such as Peridot, which is found in large quantities in the Massif Central in France. Others come from further afield, such as tourmaline, sapphire and opal from Brazil or jade from Asia.
We supply the natural stones in raw form and extract them in liquid form in France, using our own process.
These raw materials are natural, but are they ethically responsible raw materials?
This question brings together two notions,
Firstly, are these minerals produced ethically? Gemology has always made a point of ensuring that its suppliers extract the minerals under ethical conditions, without dubious financing or child labour.
On the other hand, is there any risk to nature from the use of minerals in cosmetics? Gemology uses minerals in reasonable quantities. The quantities used in cosmetics are anecdotal compared to other uses (industrial, jewellery, etc.)
How does the use of these minerals fit in with your CSR (social and environmental responsibility) approach?
Gemology decided several years ago to commit to a CSR policy without greenwashing, but in a firm step-by-step manner. Reduction of plastic packaging in favour of glass, recycled and recyclable plastic, sugar cane, elimination of unnecessary holds and leaflets, development of new natural and environmentally friendly formulas… For example, our new concentrates and serums are 99.5% natural. In this context, the use of natural resources must also be done, as we have just seen, within an ethical and reasoned framework. The mineral is the only inexhaustible resource on earth and our source of inspiration.