How organic is Irene Forte Skincare?
There is not a fixed percentage of organic ingredients in Irene Forte Skincare given that this varies with each product. Nevertheless, we have used organic ingredients wherever possible. We decided to not use organic flower, plant and herb waters as these contain allergens which can irritate the skin. Our flower, plant and herb waters have been purified from allergens which no longer make them organic.
How natural is Irene Forte Skincare?
There is not a fixed percentage of natural ingredients in Irene Forte Skincare given that this varies with each product. Nevertheless, the majority of our products contain 97-99% natural and naturally derived ingredients.
Does Irene Forte Skincare test on animals?
As per EU law, Irene Forte Skincare has not been tested on animals. The line has been dermatologically tested on people.
Is Irene Forte Skincare suitable for vegans or vegetarians?
Although not certified, all of our ingredients are vegan and vegetarian.
Is Irene Forte Skincare gluten-free?
Irene Forte Skincare has not been certified as gluten-free. It has, however, been scientifically demonstrated that gluten intolerances can only be manifested when substances containing gluten are ingested. Therefore, skincare products leave no risk for individuals who are gluten intolerant.
Can Irene Forte Skincare be used during pregnancy?
When pregnant, you should avoid products with the following ingredients: Salicylic Acid (BHA), Benzoyl Peroxide, Retin-A, Retinol, Hyroquinone, Tazorac, Accutane, Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate and essential oils. Irene Forte Skincare does not contain any of these ingredients.
How long can I keep a product before opening it?
If left unopened, Irene Forte Skincare can last up to two years from the production date. Once opened, the products last six months, as highlighted on the packaging. The sun care products last 12 months after opening, as highlighted on the packaging.
Is there SPF in Irene Forte Skincare?
We have SPF 30 and SPF 50 Sun Creams. In addition, the Prickly Pear Face Cream and Aloe Vera Face Cream contain Gamma Oryzanol, extracted from rice bran oil, which has a strong natural UVA and UVB absorbing capacity.
How is the Hyaluronic Acid in Irene Forte Skincare sourced?
The Hyaluronic Acid we use is a vegan source obtained with the fermentation of non-genetically modified bacteria. It does not contain alcohol, parabens or other harmful skin ingredients.
Why do you use fragrance in your products and not essential oils?
Essential oils are fabulous, potent oils derived from plants. However, many of them contain common allergens such as linalool and citronellol, which are known to irritate young skin and lead to contact dermatitis. When creating Irene Forte Skincare, we wanted to ensure that the products were suitable for sensitive skin and we wanted to minimise the risk of irritation or allergic reactions. That is why we decided to use fragrances that have been purified from allergens.