Responsibly and thoughtfully develop our products This is our creed! During our developments, we pay particular attention to the origin of our materials and our packaging (as local as possible). Some of our natural actives come from our own gardens, others are from fair trade, others can be organic... all in an ecological and societal logic. This is part of our specifications and we use it every day.
Quality and traceability guarantee thanks to our own infrastructures This is our strength. Belonging to a family group (URL Sothys) and having our own infrastructure is what make the guarantee of quality and traceability possible. Our products are a 100% made in France (cockadoodledoo!). From design in our Research & Development laboratory, through manufacturing in our production unit to delivery, it all happens in a green setting in the middle of Corrèze.
Security, sensoriality and efficiency through our treatment products Creativity and science are not incompatible! It is our commitment to search for innovative and diversified fragrances and textures in order to provide a moment of pleasure.
All our products are tested (not on animals!) by our toxicologists to ensure their skin compatibility and efficacy.
Our Formulation Chart shows our colours : it is the result of the European Cosmetic Regulation standards (in force since 2013 and one of the most strict in the world) combined with our high standards in terms of design and formulation:
- We forbid the use of controversial substances (parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde…)
- We avoid harmful substances for the environment (plastic balls, palm oil…)
- We do not test our products on animals and we do not ask third parties to do it for us: at Bernard Cassière we love rabbits and it is forbidden by the Cosmetic Regulation since March 11, 2009 for ingredients, and since September 11, 2004 for finished products! In any case, it was never the case in the Group.
Since march 2018, in a commitment with transparency, we display in our products the amount of naturally actively ingredients by this logo:
We think less often about, but environmental respect also includes the packaging design. At Bernard Cassière, whenever is possible we:
- Minimize the packaging size and weight
- Prioritize recyclable packaging;
- Use paper and cardboard from sustainably managed forests;
- Remain alert to the latest innovations in terms of sustainable development.
To think outside the box and to surprise you is what we love the most at Bernard Cassière. We were the first to explore different fields, such as the hemp moisturizing treatment, launched in 2001, and the successful edible chocolate care that made us known.
Where other brands see beauty as appearance, we see a holistic concept, where beauty is global and should help every man and woman to be comfortable with themselves. What we want to share by designing products aligned with this philosophy is a bold and authentic beauty.
As part of a family group we get to keep our independence and accessibility. Honesty, transparency and freedom of speech are not only what define us, but it also is in the heart of our communications & claims.
- No empty promises: the words “products” and “care” means something and their value is proved by laboratory tests;
- We do not use photoshop tricks and we prefer to show real women;
- We question ourselves everyday and instead pretending to be perfect we prefer to be part of an improvement process;
- We call ourselves Bernard and we own it!
How do we choose our ingredients?
Developed by our R&D laboratory, our formulas are fruit of a long research on ingredients, texture and fragrance. All our treatments are designed respecting the formulation standards on high efficiency, respect and compatibility with the skin and also pleasure.
We are committed to favoring naturally active ingredients. However, to ensure sensoriality and conservation, we sometimes allow the use of some synthetic ingredients that are known for their safety, stability and efficacy. All our ingredients are scrupulously and carefully approved by a toxicologist and a pharmacist expert.
Are the products vegans ?
Most of them are. However, we sometimes use ingredients such as honey or beeswax. Do not hesitate to contact us.
What tests do we perform ?
The ugliness of testing on animals
We do not test our products on animals and we do not ask third parties to do it for us: at Bernard Cassière we love rabbits (and we are not sheep) and it is forbidden by the Cosmetic Regulation since March 11, 2009 for ingredients, and since September 11, 2004 for finished products!
The safety of our products
Our formulas are tested under dermatological control to ensure safety and tolerance for users. We partner with an independent laboratory composed of a multidisciplinary team (toxicologist, pharmacist, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, clinician…) where tests are conducted on – human – volunteers.
Once placed on the market, products continue to be monitored. This is called cosmetic-vigilance, a kind of customer relationship service. All observations related to the use of our products are reported to our experts via our worldwide customer service. The data collected allow us to analyze each case individually and develop an adapted answer to each product.
The efficacy of our products
When it is suitable, which is the case for anti-aging and slimming care, we measure the efficacy of our products before placing on the market because there is no room for placebo effect in Bernard Cassière.
We perform three types of tests:
- technical expertise scorage;
If tests results are not up to our standards, we rework the formula until we get satisfactory results.
Here is a short glossary to help you
Ingredients we no longer use:
- Mineral oils;
- MIT / CMIT;
- Plastic balls;
- Palm oil;
- Phenoxyethanol: we do not intentionally add as a preservative since 2014, but some raw materials may contain traces.
Our current projects
We are learning to design formulas without:
- SLS / SLES used in foaming...
This list is not exhaustive and remains in constant evolution.