SO’BiO étic was born in 2007 at a time when women were increasingly worried about developing issues with the global cosmetic industry.
Charles Kloboukoff – a socially responsible entrepreneur – realized there existed a pressing need for natural cosmetics made from organic ingredients, that were safe, effective and pleasurable and that fully reflected the LEA NATURE Group’s core values: humane, healthful and earth-friendly sourcing, innovation, production and development.
A new type of cosmetics came to life: cosm-ethics, bringing beauty to women without taking away from that of nature or mankind.
• All of the skincare products are certified by Ecocert and comply with the Cosmébio charter. SO`BiO etic strive to limit our footprint on the environment at all times (recyclable packaging, clean and renewable energy, etc.)
• SO`BiO etic work in full cooperation with their collaborators, and give priority to locally sourced products (donkey milk). When applicable, they offer the suppliers with additional support in evolving towards organic production methods (Asinerie des Varennes in Dompierre-sur-mer, France)
• SO`BiO etic develop ethical purchasing policies for raw materials that are not readily available near the production facilities. The approach is focused on ensuring that the suppliers contribute to improved sanitary, social and economic conditions for local populations.
In Burkina Faso, for instance, SO`BiO etic purchase the shea butter from the Nununa Federation, providing income for member women and contributing to improved social status for them. In Brasil, organic copaiba is obtained from the Satere Mawe tribe at an equitable price, which allows them to preserve their autarkical and traditional lifestyle.
• SO`BiO etic are a member the 1% for the Planet Club and they support of a number of environmental associations.
SO`BiO etic beauty products are 98% natural and contain at least 10% of organic ingredients. They are compliant with the Cosmébio charter, which standards they exceed whenever possible. They carefully avoid any ingredients that have been demonstrated or alleged to be harmful: therefore SO`BiO etic product are totally free of sulfates, benzophenon, BHA, parabens, nanoparticles, silicone, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, triclosan, phenoxyethanol, methylisothiazolinone (MIT).
Product tolerance and performance is always rigorously tested by the SO`BiO etic laboratories.