Selection of vegetable resources

An exceptional setting in the heart of the medicinal plants region

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.

Selection Plante

From left to right: François DUVEAU, producers' cooperative - Samuel GABORY & Patrice RAUTUREAU, Alvend.

QUALITY - ACCREDITATIONS

Accreditations

  • Applying of the BPF Cosmetic (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.

COSMEBIO

logo partenaire cosmebioPioneer 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/

ECOCERT

logo partenaire ecocertEcocert 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

COSMOS ORGANIC

Cosmos standard is an International consumer guarantee for organic and natural cosmetics.

It promotes the use from organic Cosmos organicfarming and respect biodiversity and use clean manufacturing processes that respect human health and the environment.

  • 95% minimum of the ingredients of total product must be of natural origin
  • 95% minimum of ingredients which can be organic must be organic
  • 20% minimum of ingredients of the toal product must be organic (10% for rinse off products)

More info: https://www.cosmos-standard.org/

PHYTOLIA

logo partenaire phytoliaBrings 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/

COSMETIC VALLEY

logo partenaire cosmetic-valleyFirst 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/

COSMED

logo partenaire cosmedCreated 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/

AFISE

logo partenaire afiseThe 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

logo partenaire onevoiceOne 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 AND VEGAN

CRUELTY FREE AND VEGANCruelty Free International is a global organization working solely to end animal testing for cosmetics and consumer products.

More info : www.crueltyfreeinternational.org

BUREAU VERITAS

logo partenaire veritasCreated 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