Stemology Promises 100% Authentic Beauty
Applying ethics to the formulation of our skincare line is at the core of everything we do at Stemology. From the ingredients we use, to our product testing, to the transparency to our customers, at Stemology, our ethical principles are very important to us.
As a Doctor of Bioethics, I believe that ethics in science is a necessity. In this day and age, science can to everything from decoding DNA to cloning an animal; and all this progression comes with ethical responsibility – just because we can, doesn’t always mean we should.
At Stemology, we focus our ethics policy in three key areas:
- Human Stem Cells
- “Natural” and “Organic” Products and Ingredients
- Animal Testing and Animal Based Ingredients
Below is our commitment to you:
Our Ethics Policy Regarding Human Stem Cells
We will not use embryonic stem cells in any of our research work, nor will we use them in the production of our stem cell extracts. None of our products will be made from human fetal tissue; nor will any of our research and development be done with any human fetal tissue. We will maintain our commitment to use only adult human stem cell technology in our research and in the development of our products.
Our Ethics Policy Regarding “Natural” and “Organic” Products and Ingredients:
When the term “natural products” is used in the world of skin care it often has a wide variation of meanings. First, “natural products” and “organic products” are not the same thing. For a product to be labeled organic each ingredient should be certified “organic.” Although we have a number of certified organic ingredients in our products, not all of our ingredients are so. We are not striving to have certified organic products and will not label them as such unless they truly are.
We are dedicated, however, to the natural origin, purity and safety of the ingredients in our products. We are committed to the use of natural ingredients. Our definition of a natural product is one that has ingredients derived from chemical compounds found in nature, either in a botanical (herb, flower, root, etc), or the human body (Hyaluronic acid, Coenzyme Q10, protein peptides, etc.). Our natural products will use emollients, preservatives, emulsifiers, and thickeners that are derived from nature by combining the healing and nutritive characteristics of plant extracts and whole food ingredients with the advances of science. What will not be found in our natural skin care products are chemical ingredients derived from petroleum, ethoxylates, formaldehyde donors, sulfates, parabens, GMO’s or artificial colors. All fragrances will be from natural essential oils or distillates.
Our preservatives are be a combination of natural anti-oxidants which keep oils from turning rancid, plus broad spectrum preservatives which boost the action of the natural preservatives and provide protection against bacteria, microbes, yeast, fungi and molds, which can pose serious health risks if allowed to develop within a product. No preservative will be used that has its source from the previous list of disallowed ingredients. This is our definition of “natural” products. This is our commitment to you our customer and the planet.
Our Ethics Policy Regarding Animal Testing and Animal Based Ingredients
Stemology is proudly cruelty-free. We do not use ingredients from animal products or by-products except for those produced by live animals such as milk, honey, lanolin, etc. We do not use products that were developed using animal testing, nor do we do any animal testing with our products.
All of these ethical principles are the core of everything we do at Stemology, and will continue to be. It is the foundation of our company, and our commitment to our customers!