Proper Safety Knowledge

AmorePacific believes that the most important thing is to develop safe products and to deliver them to the customers.

Proper Safety Knowledge

AmorePacific has made efforts to offer safe products to customers. Also, AmorePacific tries to deliver right facts about safety.

‘What is the meaning of “safety”?

In order to know the meaning of “safety,” we should consider the two aspects of material malfeasance and exposure probability.
In other words, the evaluation of safety must be assessed by the amount of “malfeasance” and “rate of exposure.”
In other words, if the material has high toxicity but low exposure rate, it might be less dangerous than the material which has low toxicity but low exposure frequency.
For example, even though water has extremely low toxicity but can be harmful to people’s health if it is ingested too much. Also, alcohol which is contained in beer has low toxicity but can damage one’s liver if he drinks it for a long time.
Hence, it is as important to choose proper amount to be use for cosmetics materials as it is to judge malfeasance itself of the material.

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A surfactant is also called as an emulsifier which mixes water and oil and plays an important role to make cosmetics products. Also, it is a cleansing substance essential to soap, cleansing foam and shampoo. Since surfactant has most of both oil-friendly part and water-friendly part, it absorbs into water and has power to remove a grease of skin after covering it up.

A surfactant is not good for the skin?

The surfactants included in a cleansing foam or a shampoo take away grease and dirt from the skin.
If one rubs it onto the hair or skin while cleansing, it helps the surfactant to attach onto the skin and takes away oil from it. Hence, skin dryness may be felt if one uses too much of it for a long time. However, if one follows instructions properly, a cleansing is an essential process for a clear skin.
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The surfactant inside toothpaste has a bad effect to mucous membrane?

In toothpaste, a surfactant is included to remove food residue between the teeth. It is almost impossible to intake surfactants in an amount which is bad for the teeth.


Formaldehyde can be synthesized, but also can be created by being decomposed in a natural matter. It exists in enough amounts in nature and is also included in the food that we eat and drink.

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Formaldehyde is a carcinogen?

It is classified as a carcinogen but is limited to be used for respiratory organs. There have been no reports that indicated the formaldehyde included in food or cosmetics products caused cancer. Also, formaldehyde’s safety is legally regulated well, and AmorePacific does not use any substances emitting formaldehyde.

Compound Materials

Compound materials are more harmful to human body than natural substances no matter what?

Originally, one of the most common misunderstandings regarding cosmetics products is natural materials are safe whereas chemical compounds are not. If natural materials are used, they must go through tests to secure their safety. Chemical compounds, too, must be selected when they are verified by the same type of safety inspection which is conducted on natural substances. Accordingly, either natural materials or chemical compounds can be verified for its safety by using recommended amounts that are safe to the human body.

Reasons why it is good to use chemical compounds rather than natural substances

Compound materials are used to fulfill functions that cannot be satisfied by the natural substances. Also, even natural substances are most likely to be made by a synthesis process. For instance, taxol, renounced as an anti-cancer drug, was developed from the bark of a tree, but the barks are not used as a medicine but only the single element is used by being chemically compounded. Sufficient safety evaluations must be carried out upon synthetic materials from the development phase, so they might be, in some cases, much safer than natural substances.