What makes Synergie so special?
In a growing clean beauty market (where certain ingredients are ‘banned’), Synergie products are notable for an even better feature: Clean Science®, a formulating principle that combines the best of botanicals with the latest cosmeceutical science. We believe that makes them a standout in the clean beauty arena, where other lines exclude anything that’s not ‘all natural’ or has been produced in a laboratory. But as cosmetic chemist, Synergie’s founder Terri Vinson has access to a host of leading edge, laboratory-derived cosmeceutical ingredients that are proven to benefit the skin, from the surface to right down in the DNA of skin cells. As long as such ingredients are safe and sustainable, Terri is willing to look at using them in her formulations – which we believe makes Synergie products more effective than ‘feel good’, only-natural cosmetics.
But wait, there’s more: all Synergie products must also pass the ‘SEED’ formulating test. That means they must be:
- Stable: the ingredients must be in a form that ensures they are not affected by light/heat/water.
- Effective: there must be clinical data to prove an ingredient’s efficacy.
- Elegant: the products must be lovely to use: feel/smell/etc.
- Deliverable: the ingredients must be able to be delivered to their target sites within the skin – so if a molecule is really big and not going to penetrate, it shouldn’t be there.
Another (very) important aspect of Clean Science is that Synergie products contain no ingredients that have questionable safety data around their use. Apart from the obvious ones like parabens, phthalates, SLSs and PEGs, there are a lot of other ingredients that Terri and her team will not use in Synergie products – whether skincare or makeup. Click these links for a list of what Synergie excludes in its skincare and makeup formulations. We believe it’s just as important to know what’s NOT in your skincare and makeup as what is.
Finally, isn’t it reassuring to know that your well-being and beauty doesn’t have to occur with any animal testing? Certified cruelty-free, Synergie also contains no microbeads or chemical sunscreens that are damaging to the environment.
Both Synergie Skin (skincare) and Synergie Minerals (all-natural makeup) are created using Clean Science. But don’t just take our word for how good the Synergie lines are: we invite you to try them for yourselves in our Beauty Shop. If you’re uncertain about what skincare products to use, go to ‘What’s Your Concern’ and click on your specific skin issues for product advice. And if you’d like your makeup to do more than provide ‘face paint’ – to actually look after your skin while it’s helping you look beautiful – Synergie Minerals is a full makeup line with three different foundation types plus products for eyes, brows, lips and cheeks, all containing beneficial ingredients that protect and nurture your skin. (That’s why we call it intelligent makeup.)