Maressentia natural cosmetics are made using the company’s exclusive formulas. The entire production cycle takes place in Italy, in a laboratory that implements a Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001. Our products contain naturally occurring and naturally derived active ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible.
In formulating our products we are inspired by the following principles:
- The use of quickly and easily biodegradable raw materials that can be completely reintegrated into nature’s life cycles and are non-toxic for the consumer and the environment.
- A preference for using active ingredients from plant sources.
- A ban on using raw materials from animal sources.
- Reducing the environmental impact of primary and secondary packaging.
- Carrying out of laboratory tests to support our claims and demonstrate the safety of our products.
The ingredients used in Maressentia natural cosmetics are:
Pure demineralised water – Extracts of Posidonia oceanica from the Egadi Islands – Premium vegetable oils and butters – Extracts of Mediterranean plants – Natural essential oils from Sicily – Extracts of caper, prickly pear and olive leaves from Sicily – Extra-virgin olive oil from Sicily – Milk thistle oil from Sicily – Aromatic water prepared using the steam distillation method – Sicilian orange blossom aromatic water – Unrefined sea salt from the salt pans of Trapani – Hyaluronic acid obtained by fermentation of a natural substrate, a process that ensures its purity and the absence of extractive residues such as proteins, solvents and other compounds – NMF natural vegetal moisturising factor – Delicate, plant-based surfactants permitted under environmental and organic guidelines – PEG free solubilizers permitted under environmental and organic guidelines – Non-plant oils and esters permitted under environmental and organic guidelines – PEG-free biodegradable non-ethoxylated emulsifiers permitted under environmental and organic guidelines – Preservatives permitted under environmental and organic guidelines.
Our formulas only use raw materials that are fully traceable back to their origin and do not contain:
- PEG, PPG derivatives;
- vaseline and mineral oils;
- SLS, SLES;
- Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasers;
We do not use animal substances or animal derived substances. Therefore our cosmetics are suitable even for those practising a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.
Maressentia natural cosmetics are dermatologically tested and subjected to efficacy testing at Ispe (Institute of Skin and Product Evaluation). We also carry out nickel tests on our products, meaning that every batch is analyzed to ensure that the nickel content is lower than 0.00001%.
In line with Directive 2003/15/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, our finished products are not tested on animals.
Our products for the face and body follow the principles of “green chemistry” and are produced according to the most environmentally friendly and ethically sound practices, from acquiring the raw materials – locally produced where possible – to producing the packaging, which we choose with great care only after carrying out a detailed environmental impact assessment.
For the containers we use:
For the outer packaging, as well as for our printed material (catalogues, price lists, information material, promotional leaflets, etc.) we use:
All the packaging used for our natural cosmetics range contains information on the eco-friendly material used for the packaging and advice on how to dispose of it in the correct way.