Selection of vegetable resources
An exceptional setting in the heart of the medicinal plants
Our laboratory benefits from an exceptional setting in the Loire valley, classified as a World heritage site by UNESCO, close to the city of Chemillé named the « Capital of medicinal plants ».
Thanks to its balmy climate, the region, Pays de la Loire, became the First French region for production with over 100 cultivated plants, some of them since over a century such as : roman chamomile, peppermint and lemon balm.
Each year, ALVEND laboratory harvests a selection of flowers and various plants extracts with its local suppliers, guaranteeing the raw materials' quality and traceability that will give their unique character to the products.
From left to right: François DUVEAU, producers' cooperative - Samuel GABORY & Patrice RAUTUREAU, Alvend.
QUALITY - ACCREDITATIONS
Applying of the BPF (Good Manufacturing Processes ) compliant with ISO 22716 norm.
ECOCERT controlled production site. Declared to the ANSM (National Agency for Safety of Drugs and health product)
Member of One Voice and PETA associations guaranteeing that our products are not tested on animals.
Our Quality Department
Microbiological control, physico-chemical and organoleptical tests
Control of raw materials, Batch in bulk and Finished Product
Control plan of product stability in real time.
Our Regulatory - Toxicology Department
- In parallel, an independent laboratory evaluates our whole products offer (Challenge Test, toxicology, objectivation,...)
Our Quality Insurance Department
- Our Quality Insurance covers all activities of the laboratory, from the selection of the raw materials until commercialization of products.
- It ensures that the products are elaborated according to the procedures stated in the specification sheet, detailing the technical information of the finished product defined with the customer.
COMMITMENTS - CERTIFICATIONS
As a manufacturer of French Cosmetics of Excellence, ALVEND laboratory undertook the necessary steps of certification and labeling in order to guarantee quality products.
It is also involved in various professional associations and competitiveness clusters of worldwide renown.
Pioneer of organic cosmetic , ALVEND laboratory is one of the founding members of COSMEBIO association and of the Charter of the same name. The association defined in France, in 2002, a regulatory framework for ecological and organic cosmetics.
It federates and brings together the various players of the industry with almost 400 members so far in France and abroad. Since 2002, the association has been working in favor of the development of natural, ecological cosmetics based on products resulting from Organic Farming and Green Chemistry.
More info : http://www.cosmebio.org/
Brings together the players of the plants dedicated to health, beauty and wellness, dealing with raw materials, production, extraction, processing, ingredients, formulation and distribution in the Northern Western part of France.
More info : http://www.phytolia-vegetal-sante.org/
The technical interprofessional institute of perfume, medicinal and aromatic plants ensures an applied research mission finalized for the industry players of such plants.
More info : http://www.iteipmai.fr/
First world network of cosmetic perfumery and competitive cluster labeled by the Government in 2005, its role is to help the industrials of the cosmetic perfumery branch thanks to the development of SMEs and the improvement of their competitiveness.
More info : http://www.cosmetic-valley.com/
Created in the year 2000, Cosmed professional association was born from the will of small and mid-size businesses to be represented and listened by the French and European authorities in charge of the cosmetic industry. The aim is supporting the companies at different stage of development.
More info : http://www.cosmed.fr/
The French association of detergents, maintenance and industrial hygiene products federates and promotes the industrials manufacturing and marketing products in France that are dedicated for washing, cleaning and for maintenance with privates, in public services and in the industry.
More info : http://www.afise.fr/
One Voice is an association that acts in order to have the right of animal welfare recognized world-wide.
More info : www.one-voice.fr
Cruelty Free International is a global organization working solely to end animal testing for cosmetics and consumer products.
More info : www.crueltyfreeinternational.org
Ecocert is an inspection and certification body specialized in organic farming. It was established in France in 1991 by agronomists aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and of the importance of offering some form of recognition to those committed to this method of production.
More info : www.ecocert.fr
Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
More info : www.bureauveritas.fr