Grimas is a small-scale Dutch company that develops and produces make-up for professionals and for the hobby market, including primary schools.
Because professionals use the products intensively and because children may be more sensitive to substances than adults because of their body volume, this imposes high additional requirements on the composition of the products.
There are strict regulations for make-up produced in Europe. Denmark has gone one step further, imposing extra safety requirements for children. Category A certificates for other Grimas products used by children have been applied for and obtained in Denmark.
Every Grimas product, and indeed each different colour of a product, has its own label stating the ingredients. This is particularly important for allergies.
An allergy is an overreaction of the body to a specific substance. People can for instance be allergic to nutrients (lactose), substances in the air (pollen) or cosmetics ingredients (perfume). This does not mean that these compounds are harmful in general. After all, an allergic reaction is an individual response.
To make certain that the products are safe, Grimas uses the pure forms of all raw materials. You can find a list of ingredients under the headings Colours, Sizes and Ingredients in the ‘Product information’ (for each product and even for each batch).
Grimas does have a traditional approach, but production is nevertheless high-tech and done under strict hygiene conditions to ensure that the products are bacteriologically safe.
The composition of Water Make-up, for example, makes sure that no microorganisms can grow in it. A sample is taken from every batch and sent to the laboratory for checks.
We carry out challenge tests on products that are used with water, so that we can guarantee their safety in the longer term too. This involves deliberately adding pathogenic bacteria and moulds to see whether the product composition kills them. The product is only put on the market after it has passed this test. Grimas produces for a large number of countries: traditionally, professionally and safely.