FAQs

Does your company test your products on animals?

Lord&Berry does not test products on animals. We comply with the EU manufacturing directive on cosmetics number 1223/2009 (http://bit.ly/2q0wdsH ) and operate in accordance with Italian and European legislation on the matter. We do not commission such tests to third parties either. All laboratory tests fon our cosmetics are performed solely on human volunteers.

The "cruelty free " logo is neither mandatory nor necessary to guarantee and comply with current legislation.

We are in business since 1992 with high ethical standards and have decided, as a matter of company policy, not subscribe to private institutions that will confirm what we are already doing. That is the reason our products do not have these third party logos on animal testing.

Does your company test the ingredients on animals?

Lord&Berry does not carry out animal testing and does not commission tests to third parties. We comply with the EU manufacturing directive on cosmetics number 1223/2009 (http://bit.ly/2q0wdsH ) and operate in accordance with Italian and European legislation on the matter.

Does your company commission any third parties to tests the products or ingredients on animals on your behalf?

Lord&Berry does not carry out animal testing and does not commission tests to third parties. We comply with the EU manufacturing directive on cosmetics number 1223/2009 (http://bit.ly/2q0wdsH ) and operate in accordance with Italian and European legislation on the matter.

Do your ingredient suppliers test on animals? Please explain HOW they verify this?

No, Our suppliers do not test on animal and work in compliance with the EU manufacturing directive on cosmetics number 1223/2009 (http://bit.ly/2q0wdsH ) operate in accordance with Italian and European legislation on the matter. Lord&Berry requires suppliers to forward the “NON ANIMAL TEST” declaration.

Do you sell in countries that require products to be tested on animals by law?

Yes we do. Lord&Berry sells products in China. However, we use sales channels where there is no need to test on animals.

What country are your products manufactured in?

Ninety percent of Lord&Berry products are manufactured in Italy. The remaining 10% is manufactured in Germany, France and Japan.

Do your products contain PALM OIL OR DERIVATIVES OF PALM OIL? If YES, is this sustainably sourced?

Yes they do. We have products with derivates of palm oil which are sustainably sourced.

Are your products PARABEN-FREE?

Lord&Berry products may contain parabens when there is no other valid natural alternative. (see PDF “LAB-paraben free”)

Parabens are among the most popular preservatives in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. They are extremely effective in maintaining stable products. The absence of preservatives would require products to be stored in a refrigerator and use them within a couple of weeks after production. These specific ingredients are studied, regulated and fully accepted by the European Community and the FDA in the United States. This means that they have been tested several times to check their total safety.

Unfortunately, there is a small number of people allergic to parabens. For this reason, we always recommend reading the ingredients on the box and in case of particularly allergies or sensitive skin.

We always recommend consulting your allergist.

Our chemist are continuously searching for valid alternatives to parabens preservatives and gradually converting the whole range to paraben free formulations.

Are your products VEGAN? If NO, then what animal by products are used in the formulations?

Over the years Lord&Berry has replaced many animal ingredients with vegetable derivatives. However, some of the Lord&Berry products still contain animal derivatives such as beeswax (see PDF “LAB-vegan”). We only use beeswax in formulas where sunflower waxes are not performing enough (therefore avoiding silicones and petrolatum). We also carefully select suppliers for this raw material to ensure that no bee is being abused and the wax collection process is fully sustainable.

Are your products NON-COMEDOGENIC?

Most of our products do not contain comedogenic ingredients. Unfortunately, it is not easy to exclude all comedogenic ingredients from the formulas. On many ingredients, the degree of comedogenicity or irritability depends on individual factors like the each one skin type. To be sure of the compatibility of a product, we always recommend to use it on small areas for about three days and see if there could be any possible reactions.

Are your products GLUTEN FREE?

Yes they are. Only SILHOUETTE Lip Liner and Lip Treatment (item #6501) contains hydrolyzed wheat protein which is a vegetable lipoprotein obtained by the acylation of fatty acids extracted from olive oil and wheat proteins. The AIC Scientific Committee (Italian Celiac Association) does not recommend indications of celiac fitness or gluten-free packaging of non-food products such as cosmetics or skin detergents. For this reason, we do not print and report any symbols on our packaging. In case of allergies or intolerances we always recommend to consult your doctor and check if all the ingredients of the products you want to use are suitable for your specific case.

Are your products NUT FREE?

Yes they are. Lord&Berry products do not contain any nuts derivatives.

Are your products FRAGRANCE FREE?

Yes. The majority of our products - about the 80% of the Lord&Berry’s range - are fragrance free. Our products are constantly improving we aim to completely remove fragrances from our formulas.

Are your products ORGANIC?

No Lord&Berry products are not organic.

Are your products safe to use while PREGNANT or BREAST-FEEDING?

Yes, all Lord&Berry products are safe for pregnant women. The ingredients used are completely safe. In case of doubt or for any intolerance or allergies, please read carefully the list of ingredients on each products and ask your doctor for further clarifications.

Can you tell me the specific product's ingredients?

Yes, you can find the complete products' ingredients list here.