Philosophy - Ancient Wisdom, Modern ScienceWhite Lotus had adapted a one of a kind strategy for the development of its products. The core of the products are based on traditional Chinese medicine which has been used successfully for thousands of years. In order to maintain the integrity of the products, only formulae that have been tested and proven to work without any side effects over centuries were chosen. The ingredients from these were selected to ensure that the products were safe and effective, having stood the test of time.
The products had to pass a series of tests that were taken from both traditional and scientific medicine. Should any of the products fail to pass either of the tests, it will no longer go to the next step in the product development process.
Anthony and Kamila have studied traditional medicine and pharmacology. Between the two of them, they have eleven years of working and research experience in this field. This equips them to possess the unique skills required to carry out the necessary tests.
There is a total of five crucial tests that the products will have to pass. These standards help ensure that they are not only natural but also beneficial. Below is a checklist
The White Lotus 5 Step Check list
1. A History of Safe Traditional Use
Many systems of ancient traditional medicine exist in the world. The products by White Lotus uses ingredients from the traditional medicinal practices from the continent of Asia. Specifically from the countries of China, Korea, and Japan.
Anthony and Kamila have worked with these traditional medicines for years. They are careful to choose only those herbal ingredients that for ages have been proven to be safe for human beings. Because of this, the products enable the users to benefit from its positive effects even across generations.
2. Vigorous Scientific Research
3. Independent CertificationEach and every product is certified by either the Vegan Society and/ or Soil Association Organic. None of the products use any ingredients derived from animals nor are they tested on animals. They are all cruelty-free products. Similarly, the certification from the soil association organic ensures that the ingredients used in all the products are ethically sourced and organic.
4. No Nasties
It is an important criterion for White Lotus that all of its products be safe for oral consumption. This is because White Lotus has for a long time offered skin needling treatments. Therefore, it was important that all the skin care products be safe to be absorbed into the bloodstream. And because skin needling was among the treatments offered, White lotus began concentrating on natural ingredient based products.
Ingredients White Lotus ensures is NOT in its products -
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Benzyl paraben, Butyl paraben, Ethyl paraben, Isobutyl paraben, Heptyl paraben, Methyl paraben, Propyl paraben, Synthetic fragrances and colors, fillers, mineral oils such as Paraffinum Lquidum, Petrolatum, Petroleum, Paraffin oil, MI’s like Methylisothiazolinone or Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Aluminum, Phthalates including Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Dimethyl Phthalate (DMP), and Diethyl Phthalate (DEP), animal
5. Whole Plant Extraction
The products in the White Lotus range have ingredients that go through a process known as the ‘Whole Plant Extraction'. This essentially means that the herbs are harvested in the natural environment away from chemical processing.
Normally, when an ingredient with unique compound structure is identified (for example, ginsenoside), companies patent this particular compound so they can synthetically produce them. When compounds are found in their natural state, they often have natural chemicals that balance themselves out. When ingredients are extracted through Whole Plant Extraction as followed by White Lotus, the natural chemical balance of the ingredients is retained.
Applying this Natural Philosophy beyond Botanicals
This unique mat by White Lotus is developed by using non-allergic dyes and an award-winning company developed memory foam. The acupressure points that have contact with the skin are made with food-grade plastic.
The mats are certified by the EU confidence in Textiles Certification that ensures that no harmful substances have been used. This product has successfully bagged the "Vergleich Aware" for best Acupressure consecutively for two years in Germany.
White Lotus was concerned about the increased nickel and metal allergies that are caused by skin needling. Thus, it introduced a biopolymer derma roller, the first of its kind in the world. This derma roller can be used on all skin types and is also hypoallergenic.