The Audrey Reefs Global R&D Centre
is our pivotal research facility that ensures we produce the highest quality products possible while adhering to our philosophy of maintaining the most natural integrity of our ingredients possible.
Our researchers are highly-skilled professionals in their fields, that partner with third-party experts such as leading university researchers, dermatologists, and aestheticians to scrutinize and add to the soundness of our work.
Our Approval Process
Audrey Reefs adheres to strict internal guidelines listed in our A&R Certification Guidebook.
Market trends (online and retail).
Manufacturing partners (partner with reputable manufacturers whose ethos align with ours, gather samples, make product brief based on continuously updated list of safe and effective ingredients).
Based on green list and black list of ingredients, double check ingredients’ safety, consult with experts (scientists, dermatologists, skin care experts, estheticians), and our regulatory experts make sure our products are safe according to the standards set forth in all countries we market in.
We test our products on a variety of skin types, and test for safety. All of our products carry third-party certifications, such as the logo of Cotton Inc., EWG, Ecocert, FDA, etc., as well as safety testing carried out at external laboratories).
We make sure our products all have full traceability and adhere to our high standards. Only products that we are confident will have a positive impact on our customers’ lives and will not harm the environment pass through to the next step.
Before putting our products online and in stores, we make sure that all relevant staff are trained on its ingredients, benefits, and usage. Finally the product is ready to be enjoyed by you, our adored customer!
Our established testing criteria for notoriously found chemical ingredients in personal hygiene products (Phthalates, Adhesives, Derma/Skin irritants, Volatile organic compounds, Environmental pollutants and Radon) certifies that our products are free from potentially harmful chemical substances.
Less than 0.01% chemical additives (that could cause reproductive issues and breast cancer) detected. Determined to be well within safe levels.
Tested adhesives for pH, formaldehyde, chlorinated phenols, fluorescent brighteners, soluble heavy metals, arylamines all found to be not detected.
Non-irritation certified as a result of skin application tests. Evaluation in accordance with the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety notice 2017-42
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Tested for ethylbenzene, chloroform, ethylene chloride, ethylene tetrachloride, benzene toluene, styrene, trichloroethane, xylene, hexane all found to be not detected.
No detection of environmental pollutants, such as Dioxins, which may affect reproduction, development and immune systems.
No detection of Radon. Determined by the release rate of less than 0.1 Bq completed by the Korea Basic Science Institute and other private research facilities.