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PRODUCT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Where are the fragrances made?

    The fragrances are made in the USA.
  • Are they ethically made?

    Yes, they are. Our formulas are vegan, cruelty-free, leaping bunny certified. We do not use endangered species, and no child labor.
  • Who makes the fragrances?

    MANE is the company that makes the fragrances. They are a global fragrance and flavor house.
  • Is using water in fragrance diluting the fragrance? Why is water used?

    Water is added to fragrance solutions so that the total VOC (volatile carbon) content does not exceed 77.1% to comply with Californian regulations. Water dilutes the alcohol, which can be harsh and drying on skin. In addition, the fragrance can smell more pleasant as the sharp smelling alcohol is reduced. The evaporation of the fragrance from the skin may also be reduced compared to alcohol alone, thereby increasing lasting power.
  • Do you use synthetics?

    Yes.
  • What is a synthetic?

    A synthetic is manufactured in a laboratory. A synthetic can be naturally derived, where the starting material is a natural ingredient, or petrochemically derived. A naturally occurring ingredient can also be synthesized in the lab.
  • Are synthetics bad?

    No, the safety of all fragrance synthetics has been evaluated by the RIFM Expert Panel for Fragrance Safety. The FCA (previously known as IFRA) uses this information to set safe use levels for each ingredient. They are safe to use on skin at said levels. Synthetics are manufactured from many starting materials, including petrochemicals and natural ingredients. There are many advantages of using synthetics, including reducing the burden on limited natural resources and lowering the impact on the environment.
  • Is the carbon footprint lower to use synthetics vs naturals?

    A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Both synthetics and naturals can be produced using Green Chemistry principles to reduce impact on the environment.
  • These are synthetic fragrances, so does that mean they are not clean?

    Saying that something is clean or natural does not equal safe. The FDA has no definition for “natural” or “naturally derived” or “clean” and there is no regulation for use of these terms. Many essential oils contain contaminants such as skin sensitizers and allergens. Chemical constituents of the extract can vary according to harvest season, drying processes, extraction and isolation process. Heavy metal contamination is also common. Essential oils can also be adulterated. Synthetics can potentially be safer as they contain fewer contaminants than natural extracts – this is because the chemical synthesis is controlled. Some ingredients found in nature may be chemically synthesized as well.
  • Are the fragrances hypoallergenic?

    This term means “less allergenic”. If a fragrance contains natural essential oils, allergens will be present. A “hypoallergenic” fragrance is almost completely made of synthetic ingredients. It is the FDA’s position that there is no such thing as a "non-allergenic" cosmetic - that is, a cosmetic that can be guaranteed never to produce an allergic reaction.
  • Does “natural” mean that it’s safe?

    No, natural does not equate to safe. The FDA has no definition for “natural” or “naturally derived” and there is no regulation for use of these terms. Many essential oils contain contaminants such as skin sensitizers and allergens. Chemical constituents of the extract can vary according to harvest season, drying processes, extraction and isolation process. Heavy metal contamination is also common. Essential oils are often adulterated.
  • Does “synthetic ” mean that it’s unsafe?

    No, synthetic does not mean unsafe. Synthetics can potentially be safer as they contain fewer contaminants than natural extracts, this is because the chemical synthesis is controlled. Some ingredients found in nature may be chemically synthesized.
  • What is the shelf life? / How long is the product good for?

    The POA (Period after Opening) is indicated on each fragrance package. To increase the shelf life of fragrances, they can be stored in a cooled, dark place.
  • If the color changes, does that mean the fragrance went bad?

    No. A change in color does not mean that the olfactive impact is compromised. The POA (Period After Opening) should be used to determine shelf life.
  • Does the color change in the juice (fragrance)?

    Some juices become yellower as time goes on because of their essential oil contents. The lack of preservatives in a clean fragrance impacts the shelf life and color.
  • I got an allergic reaction to the scent.

    If an allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use of the product that gave an allergic reaction and take the package which lists all allergens to your dermatologist. The dermatologist will conduct a patch test with each of the individual allergens to determine which one you reacted to. It is recommended to avoid products containing the ingredient you are allergic to.
  • Are your products cruelty free?

    All ASCENTION Beauty Co. Products are cruelty free, and leaping bunny certified.
  • Are your products vegan?

    All ASCENTION Beauty Co. Products are vegan.
  • Are your products paraben free?

    All ASCENTION Beauty Co. Products are paraben free.
  • What are your products’ ingredients?

    For more information, please visit each product page for detailed ingredients, or check out how we are different.
  • Are your products gluten free?

    All ASCENTION Beauty Co. Products are gluten free.