When it comes to skin I take everything seriously. Why? Because 60% of what we put on our skin gets absorbed into the body. And if we put harmful ingredients/ chemicals on our skin the consequences are dire. Yes dire!

I will go into more detail about the list of 'harmful' ingredients but 1st I want to explain why I import skincare and makeup brands from the European Union only! My daughter has always had incredibly sensitive skin so much so that no matter what we tried she broke out in a rash or her eyes itched and burned. So yes that was my reason for looking for skincare and makeup that she could use. But.....once I researched the different brands 'out there' I realized why my brands were 'better'. And the reasons are 1) in the EU they are a lot stricter with their tests especially when it comes to SPF 2) in the EU over 1000 ingredients are banned compared to the US where only about 15 are banned and then 3) in the EU animal testing is banned.

What I am most happy about at this point in time is that we have REAL brands with REAL ingredients. In fact I can list all the ingredients in any one of the products on the website which for me as a mom, business owner and a scientist is really important. I have complete confidence that when I sell something to you....the chances of you having an allergic reaction is very small (probably zero but there might just be that one person in 100).

I found this infographic and thought it it could be quite interesting as it lists the harmful ingredients as well as the consequences. 

So now what stands out for me even more and sets my brand apart from others is the fact that OCEANIC have an ISO certificate. Which is a quality management system ISO 9001:2000 approved by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. Certification to ISO 9001 :2000 standard of Oceanic S.A. concerns design, production and distribution of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. 

Essentially this means that Oceanic standards are incredibly high when it comes to the following:

  •  Customer focus
  • Leadership
  • Involvement of people
  • Process approach
  • System approach
  • Continual improvement
  • Fact-based decision making, and
  • Mutually beneficial supplier relationships

This makes me feel even more confident that this brand is exceptional and right for everyone and anyone.

And lastly Oceanic also complies with all the GMP certificate stating that compliance of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for cosmetics is followed throughout the company to the highest standard. 

This is one of the values from AA Cosmetics that I agree wholeheartedly with and I hope that you feel the same way!

We believe that beautiful, healthy and well-cared-for skin gives everyone the strength and confidence necessary to pursue a happy life each day and achieve their dreams.