Recherché Difference

To ensure the highest integrity and quality in our products,
all our synergistic blend of ingredients have to pass the following criteria.

Sustainable and Natural Source

The raw materials and actives we have selected for use in our formulations are carefully selected from natural sources following very stringent quality control and safety protocols. And the reason we choose to use materials derived from natural sources is because they have been rigorously tested and proven to be most biocompatible to our physiology.

In addition, we make sure that these natural sources are sustainably cultivated and processed using methods that minimize carbon footprint.

Biodegradable

So that we don’t create unnecessary wastes and pollution to the environment.

Cruelty-Free

Animal testing is cruel and pointless because the physiological make-up and response of animals are different from human beings. So how are Recherché’s ingredients tested? On human beings, including ourselves of course!
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Synergistic Green Preservatives

In an ideal world, everything last forever and there’s no germs or bacteria. However, this is not so. Therefore, to ensure zero microbial contamination and absolute product safety for you, we choose to use preservatives in our products. The good news is, our preservatives are cutting-edge ‘green’, Ecocert-approved preservatives that actually play a dual role in beautifying your skin!

Our green preservatives are specially created to blend synergistically in our formulations too! This is because each formula has unique characteristics that has unique preservation requirements. For example, do you know that traditional preservatives such as parabens are not effective for preserving formulas that contain proteins such as collagen, elastin, peptides, etc?

In our synergistic formulations, we test to ensure that each green preservative we use work well together with all the elements in each formula for maximum product safety and efficacy.

Needless to say, our formulas are free from preservatives such as parabens, isothiazolinones, and formaldehyde-releasers like DMDM hydantoin, imadozolidinyl urea and diazolidinyl urea.

Silicone-Free

Silicone is the darling of the cosmetic industry because it is so versatile and produces serums, creams and lotions of such lovely, elegant texture and feel. However we steer clear of silicone for one reason: it can cause build-up and clog pores on skin and hair with long term usage, especially if skin cleansing wasn’t done properly. We understand that for colored cosmetics like primers, foundations, BB creams, and hair styling products, silicones are unavoidable and in fact necessary because it forms the necessary lasting ‘coatings’ required for these products. But we draw the line at skincare products because we feel that daily long term use of silicon-rich products makes it difficult for the skin to breathe. Moreover, because of its occlusive tendency, it may even impede the natural biochemical processes of the skin such as skin renewal cycle. This is especially a no-no for night-time skincare products because skin renewal process is at its peak while we are sleeping.
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Alcohol-Free

Alcohol does nothing for the skin except to dry it out. Enough said.

No Synthetic Colors/Dyes

Synthetic colors may make a product look pretty but next to synthetic fragrances, it is the leading cause for skin allergies. In fact, certain red dyes are known to be highly comedogenic.

Clean & Green Beauty

Beauty should not be at the expense of our environment or deplete our earth’s natural resources. We believe in living synergistically with the world around us. So, we take great care to ensure that each ingredient we use is derived from sustainable sources and processed using environmentally techniques.

No Synthetic Fragrances

Besides being known to cause skin allergies and hives, synthetic fragrances have been known to cause other non-skin related allergic reactions such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathlessness, etc. Officially, synthetic fragrance is allowed to be labeled simply as ‘Parfum’ or ‘Fragrance’ in a product label.

However, the truth is the single word may contain up to dozens of synthetic chemical compounds that make up the fragrance. And these are the chemical compounds that cause allergic reactions. So at Recherché, we steadfastly refused to add any synthetic fragrance to our products. Even though our products may not smell the greatest, we can use them with a peace of mind, knowing that we are not putting on unnecessary chemicals to our skin.

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