Developing honest and safe products is Amorepacific’s utmost priority.
Amorepacific complies with legally mandated safety regulations, while applying stringent internal standards to reassure our customers. We established our own internal set of rigorous product safety standards that meet the safety regulations of the EU, Japan, the US, China, and Southeast Asian countries to reassure our customers throughout the world when purchasing our products. We only launch products after safety has been proven through multiple tests of where the product is applied to and dosage.
Cosmetics and Household Products
Evaluation of Cosmetics Materials
All Amorepacific cosmetics ingredients satisfy Korean and international safety regulations. First, we evaluate the safety of raw materials by conducting a thorough examination of their chemical properties, manufacturing processes, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and toxicity reports. We also proceed with a stricter set of testing that reflects our more rigorous internal standards. For any ingredient which may contain potentially harmful substances, we apply separate control measures. Raw materials that have passed our internal standards go through the final round of testing, where we examine potential skin irritation, phototoxicity, and skin allergies. We rule that a raw material is suitable for use in our products only if it passes every round of testing, at which point we carefully determine its safe permissible dose.
Safety Assessment on Developed Cosmetics
Even on our finished products made from individually tested and proven raw materials, we conduct various safety testing such as allergy testing, skin irritation testing, and eye irritation testing to determine any potential influence on the skin and determine their optimum prescription. Through these tests, we produce safe and undistorted products that preserve their efficacy for customer use. We operate facilities that satisfy Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) and continuously perform rigorous quality control to deliver products that can be trusted by our customers.
Green Tea and Health Functional Food
Food Safety Evaluation Process
Amorepacific not only complies with Korea’s food-related safety regulations, but also establishes internal food safety evaluation guidelines based on decades of experience and expertise. Our green tea is certified by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety’s food sanitation management system, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). Our dietary supplements, or health functional foods, reach our customers after thorough quality control. They are produced at facilities that meet Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standard, which regulates the quality, safety, and efficacy of pharmaceuticals. We also perform pre-launch safety testing through an agreement with the Korea Health Supplement Institute (KHSI), a third-party certified test agency.
Organic Tea Certification, Osulloc Tea Garden
Amorepacific’s Jeju Osulloc Tea Garden produces organic green tea leaves through organic cultivation and ensures safe and high-quality green tea by directly managing the process. In 2014, our tea factory and all tea fields obtained the European (EU-Organic) and the US (USDA-NOP) organic certifications.