THE DARPHIN INGREDIENT GLOSSARY
Learn more about our ingredient philosophy and our focus on skin health.
COMBINING BOTANICAL INTELLIGENCE WITH SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION
Darphin is committed to combining botanical intelligence and scientific innovation to amplify potency and penetration of the top layer of the skin, for visible improvements in the appearance of skin. This is the result of a meticulous combination of naturally-derived and other ingredients with the technology offered by the latest scientific breakthroughs. Our botanical actives are selected from many different species to ensure optimal efficacy.
A PASSION FOR NATURE'S RESOURCES SINCE 1958.
We strive to ensure that our ingredients are responsibly sourced, meaning either naturally derived1, or certified as organic. Our sourcing teams are working tirelessly to increase the amount of naturally-derived2 ingredients we use in our formulas, with the goal of reaching an average of 90% by 2025. Along with this commitment, we hold all suppliers to a code of conduct which sets clear expectations for our partners to meet rigorous social and environmental criteria. Our commitment to the planet is also reflected by key initiatives in our packaging design and supply chain management. Over 65% of our packaging is Recyclable, Refillable, Reusable, Recycled or Recoverable. Our goal is to reach 90% by 2025. Our ambition is to also responsibly source paper products whenever possible: 97% of our fibre-based cartons are FSC certified. Lastly, our manufacturing, distribution and innovation facilities contribute zero waste to landfill3, and we have reduced carbon dioxide emissions through a solar energy project at a key manufacturing facility4.
LEVERAGING THE LATEST RESEARCH TO EVALUATE AND TEST ALL PRODUCTS
Our commitment to product safety starts with the high quality of ingredients and the most up-to-date science and research. Our products undergo a safety review process that includes the evaluation and testing of ingredients and finished products.During the product development process, our toxicologists and safety experts assess the safety of all ingredients before they can be used in our products. We draw on the latest peer-reviewed scientific research and refer to government-supplied lists of chemicals for information regarding ingredient restrictions. We comply with all legal limits on the use of ingredients, and our Regulatory Affairs team tracks changes in laws and regulations. We meet the highest safety standards through a robust process that reviews the design and development of each product. We evaluate all formulas before release to market; this may include in-vitro and clinical laboratory testing. We also monitor product safety performance through ongoing engagement with our customers. We are committed to selling safe products and work diligently to ensure that our products and packaging meet the highest standards, as well as our customers’ expectations for safety and efficacy.
1 Using the ISO standard.
2 From plant, non-petroleum minerals or water. Using the ISO standard.
3 Leveraging Estee Lauder Companies’ achievement of zero waste-to-landfill for global direct manufacturing, distribution and innovation sites by end of calendar year 2020.
4 Leveraging Estee Lauder Companies’ 1 MW on-site solar system in Petersfield, UK which in fiscal 2020 generated 830 MWh of solar, reducing 490 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. It provides 10-12% of the manufacturing site’s annual electricity requirements, up to a peak of about 95% during sunny days in the summer months.
We continue to build on our founder’s innovative research, creating high-performing, botanical-based skincare solutions. We deliver this through our attention to product quality, and by engaging meaningfully with our customers on the science, ingredients, efficacy, and responsibility of our formulas.