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Some Davines products contain fragrances that are characterized by allergens. They are
included in the list of ingredients, as required by cosmetic regulations. For further
details or specific questions that are not answered in the list of ingredients of each
product provided in the Davines website, please contact us directly.
Some Davines products contain gluten. A product for external use will not affect or harm
celiacs, as it is not ingested.
The guidelines for formulation of Davines products have long ago excluded the use of parabens
as preservatives in new products and in raw materials.
Silicones have a conditioning and protective effect on the structure of hair, therefore they
are fundamental in many formulations. The silicones we use are referred to as “transpirant”,
as they do not leave negative residues on the hair, they are easily removed with a light
shampoo and, most importantly, they do not affect the performance of technical
The guidelines for formulation of Davines products have long ago excluded the use of
sulphates as surfactants in new shampoo formulations.
Traces of nickel can be found in cosmetics as a technically inevitable impurity (e.g.
deriving from raw materials). There is no test that can guarantee the total absence of
nickel and this is the reason why Davines has decided not to carry out the test.
Yes, Davines products are characterized by olfactory notes. The pleasant experience during
the use of sale products and professional treatments is an element of excellence that the
company wants to guarantee. Cosmetics with fine textures and subtle fragrances make our
daily beauty routine a delightful moment and invite us to take care of ourselves.
Some Davines formulations contain alcohol, because it acts as a solubilizer to increase the
penetration of active ingredients, to solubilize the resins in styling products, to make
products lighter on the hair and to facilitate drying. If formulas are well-balanced they
will not damage the hair shaft.
No, Davines products do not contain nanomaterials.
Any formulation containing water is at risk for microbial contamination, therefore we use
preservatives to protect it. Some of the preservatives we use are food-grade and all of them
are admitted in certified organic formulations.
Yes, salt is a secondary ingredient of surfactants and a small percentage is used in some
shampoos to control their viscosity, that is why it is included in the list of ingredients.
Salt has no effect on hair.
Yes, even though it is not possible to calculate the sun protection factor (SPF) of hair
products, as they are applied to the hair and not to the skin.
Davines uses ingredients produced by organic farms, but our formulations are not certified as
Davines products are always formulated with natural origin ingredients, when available and
suitable, but they are mixed with synthetic ingredients, to guarantee safety and
performance. The percentage of natural ingredients is indicated in the product
Some Davines products cannot be defined vegan due to substances contained in them. Essential
Haircare Volu hair mist contains keratin. Nourishing Royal Jelly Superactive, because it
contains royal jelly. This is a Strong Dry Wax and This is a Strong Molding Clay, because
they contain beeswax. All product specifications include a list of ingredients, which we
invite you to check if you have any doubts.
No, cosmetic products do not have expiry dates. The regulation specifies that if the minimum
durability of a cosmetic product is less than 30 months, the date must be indicated on the
label. This is the date before which a properly stored product will continue to fulfil its
initial function and remain safe. This date must be indicated with the words “Best
before...” followed by the month and year. The label also specifies any conditions that need
to be observed to guarantee durability.
Indication of the minimum durability period is not mandatory for cosmetic products with
durability over 30 months.
PAO (Period After Opening) indicates the number of months by which a cosmetic product must be
used once it has been opened.
Davines cannot guarantee the microbiological safety of the product, as we do not know how the
product is stored and handled after opening.
All Davines products are formulated in compliance with regulations, using certified
ingredients that are safe for consumers. The list of ingredients provided on each package,
as required by cosmetic regulations, shows all the ingredients contained in the product's
formulation. Skin allergies are subjective, therefore we recommend you carefully read the
list of ingredients and perform a patch test before using.
Practically all Davines products are made in Italy: most of them in our Parma factory while aerosol products are made by a certified Italian supplier. Aerosols sold in the United States are made locally, because their regulations differ from those applied in Europe.
Davines products are in line with the current cosmetic standards. However, during pregnancy
or breastfeeding, strong changes occur in the body of each woman.
So, before using Davines products during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, ask your
gynecologist or family doctor for advice: knowing your personal history, he will be able to
Davines products are safe when normal conditions of use are applied in accordance with the
rules set forth by applicable European laws.
All our products are manufactured and tested according to strict quality control guidelines
set out by Davines. All our formulas comply with current European laws and have been tested
to guarantee that they provide excellent effectiveness and tolerance results. All the
ingredients used by Davines laboratories are included in the list of ingredients authorized
by European laws for use in cosmetic products. Davines monitors the safety of each product
sold around the world in conformity with its rigorous internal quality and safety
The list of ingredients is printed on the back of every product, except for products that
come in a box, as cosmetic regulations require the list to be printed on the box. The INCI
of every product is also published on our website.
INCI (International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredients) is an international name used to
indicate on the label the various ingredients present in a cosmetic product.
The INCI list includes all the substances used in a cosmetic formula starting with the one
found in the highest concentration to the one with the lowest concentration. All the
substances included in the formula are listed. In addition, Davines have decided to also
include in the INCI list the preservatives of raw materials (this is not required by the
law) to ensure maximum transparency about the formulas.
The pH of Davines products varies according to the product considered. In general, our
shampoos have a pH ranging from 5 to 5.8; our conditions from 3.8 to 4.8; our treatments
have a pH of approximately 5. Further details are available on request, but bear in mind
that the pH value varies with temperature, and the value given by Davines was measured under
standard conditions (i.e. at 20°C).
Our advice is to use Davines products on children over approximately 8 years old, except for
Purifying Shampoos, which we recommend for over 14 year olds.
You absolutely can. Davines uses food-grade colors, therefore they may be subject to
chromatic alteration, especially if the product is in a clear packaging, however this will
not affect its performance.
For specific problems such as these, we recommend you seek the advice of a specialist.
The “modified natural” definition applies to ingredients that have a natural part combined
with a synthetic part.
Synthetic ingredients are those that are completely obtained from synthetic
Davines buys preferably palm oil certified by RSPO (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil),
which guarantees that it does not cause environmental damage.
At Davines, “natural origin ingredient” means an ingredient that retains 100% of its
naturalness, even after chemical transformation obtained by means of approved processes.
This does not include any raw material with a synthetic component.
Biodegradability is calculated as the sum of the percentage of rapidly biodegradable raw
materials according to the OECD 301 method. This method defines as “rapidly biodegradable”
an ingredient that exhibits a degradation of at least 70% over 28 days.