One day someone said to me ‘in fact, all cosmetics should be edible’. I worked in a laboratory in those days, getting acquainted with hundreds of chemicals for pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations. It made me think about cosmetics, about the chemicals we were applying to our skin and hair.
How could these artificial substances make us beautiful? They were not intended by nature to be part of our skin. In fact they don’t even make us beautiful: the most common effects are irritations or allergies. Besides, the environmental impact of production and use of old style cosmetics is huge.
I personally believe organic cosmetics hold the future. Their production is sustainable, their ingredients are most of the time more suitable for our skin. Young entrepreneurs however, who try to make better organic cosmetics get discouraged by European regulations. I decided to use my knowledge as a chemist en environmentalist to help these entrepreneurs. Because if more good products make it to the market we can make a small difference for the planet and its people.
drs. Hanny Roskamp
CEO and founder of Lafirgo