How to read a cosmetic label?

It is more and more necessary to understand and know how to read our labels. It is the key to a successful choice for healthy skin! We tell you all about reading these ingredients! 

Decipher the ingredients!

All beauty professionals agree that it is very important to apply care to your skin or hair on a daily basis to preserve its beauty as long as possible. However, you've probably heard a lot of controversy about the ingredients present in these same cosmetic products. So how can you make the right choice and be sure that the raw materials used are really beneficial to the body? Getting into the habit of deciphering the labels of your beauty products is a good start. In this article, we'll give you a few hints to help you decipher all the ingredients contained in your favorite skin care products.


Decipher the labels of your cosmetic products to enjoy your Miraclar treatments even more!


"Green", "organic", "detox", ... Here is a sample of the words now commonly used in the cosmetics industry. Marketing is clearly surfing on the trend of organic and ecology, telling customers that the products in question are perfectly clean and natural. However, this is not always the case. 


Consulting the labels of these products is the only way to be sure that they are really beneficial for your body. Although a little opaque at first glance, these labels contain all the information you need to detect, or not, the presence of potentially harmful components. Perfectly safe of the ingredients in its products, Miraclar therefore invites you to rediscover your favourite cosmetic treatments by studying their composition in more detail. 

The INCI list, an obligation of transparency on your beauty products


First of all, you should know that all cosmetic products have the obligation to show their composition on their packaging. Strictly framed by the European Cosmetic Regulation, this display method is common to all of Europe, the United States and many other countries (such as Japan or Canada). The rules for this labelling are governed by the INCI list whose initials stand for International Nomenclature of Cosmetics Ingredients (Nomenclature Internationale des Ingredients Cosmétiques in French). Its listing currently lists more than 16,000 ingredients and its objective is simple: to help you see more clearly, and to be ever more transparent to the consumer.

Learn how to decrypt an INCI list


In accordance with the INCI regulation, brands are required to display a complete list, in English, of the ingredients used, in descending order of quantity. For a better understanding, take a Miraclar beauty product with you. Take, for example, the Duo Lip Balm. The first ingredient indicated is "Helianthus annuus seed oil", an organically grown sunflower seed oil. It is therefore the most important part of this product. However, the last ingredients in the list only make up a very small percentage of the composition. 


For Miraclar night cream, the word "Aqua" appears first, which means that your skin care product consists mainly of water. In addition to this basic ingredient, you'll find that it also contains organic silicon, an essential trace element to preserve your epidermis, vitamin E, highly nourishing shea butter, avocado oil with an anti-ageing action and floral water to repair your skin.


While this is very useful, especially for consumers suffering from allergies, it still has a few imperfections. Thus, the proportions are not clearly indicated and the origins of the products are sometimes still imprecise. Many of the cosmetic care products found in many bathrooms inform their users that they contain "Glycerin" in their composition. But how can you be sure whether it is natural or synthetic glycerin? It is therefore important to remain vigilant. At Miraclar, the glycerin in the Bio-Cellulosic Mask or in the Hydrogel Patches is of natural origin. It softens the skin while acting on its suppleness.


Finally, to simplify your task, you should know that it is often enough to look at the first five ingredients mentioned on the INCI list to get an idea of the product's composition. They usually summarize at least 70% of the ingredients present in your skincare product.

Ecocert Green Life, a label that guarantees the quality of Miraclar products.


In addition to the INCI list, there are other ways to ensure that your cosmetics meet quality and traceability standards. The labels are there to guide you, and are the guarantors of a strict safety control. Ecocert is the French specialist in the certification of organic products. This company, created in 1991, has developed several labels, whether in cooking or beauty. Its aim is to contribute to the development of organic farming and to support a cleaner production method. 


To award its logo and certification, Ecocert relies on a commission of several experts based in all regions, who regularly monitor cosmetic production and processing sites. This involves unannounced checks as well as laboratory analyses, which can lead to corrective action or sanctions in the event of non-compliance with compliance standards.


With their innovative formulas, composed of exceptional active ingredients, Miraclar products are therefore fully in line with the philosophy of the Ecocert label. Making it a point of honour to produce its products in France, Miraclar guarantees premium quality and full compliance with current European and French legislation.

Labels and certifications: an important issue for Miraclar


The French are more and more wary of cosmetic products

The Miraclar brand decided to use the Ecocert Green Life label to certify the quality of its cosmetics based on the following observation: Consumers are becoming increasingly suspicious of the components present in the beauty products they use. 


The Cosmetics Observatory conducted a study on the subject in 2017 among 535 Internet users. The result is indisputable: 80% of them believe that there are natural alternatives to the controversial ingredients of the moment, such as formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, methylisothiazolinone, aluminium salts, triclosan or parabens. 76.6% of respondents said they were in favour of using a toxicity label or tag on cosmetics. 


Faced with this mistrust, the French are also increasingly attracted by natural products. Seven out of 10 consumers declare buying at least one organic product per month, bringing the French organic market to third place worldwide, just behind the United States and Germany.


French consumers increasingly attracted by certified organic products

In order to face consumers' mistrust of the cosmetics market, Miraclar has logically decided to have its products certified by the Ecocert label. In response to demand, the brand displays total transparency and guarantees the natural origin of its products. 


One of the most represented labels on the planet, active in more than 130 countries, Ecocert is a key player in the defence of the environment. Through this label, Miraclar becomes one more link in this virtuous chain, sharing with other brands common values of respect and protection of nature. In accordance with the regulations imposed, 50 to 95% of the plant-based ingredients present in Miraclar products certified Ecocert Green Life are therefore derived from organic farming.


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