Philosophy - Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science
White Lotus’s approach to product development is unique. When developing a product White Lotus look for traditional medicine solutions that have been proven safe and effective for thousands of years. Only after a formula has been proven on people over millennium do we continue to check that the formulation and ingredients can be held to the highest scientific standards of safety and effectiveness.
If a product fails either of these tests traditional or scientific effectiveness or safety then it is back to the drawing board.
Anthony and Kamila are uniquely positioned to carry out this type of research having spent a combined 11 years in university studying traditional medicine and pharmacology.
All White Lotus Products must meet 5 criteria to ensure they are genuinely natural and beneficial.
The White Lotus 5 Step Check list
1. A History of Safe Traditional Use
There are many ancient and venerable systems of traditional medicine in the world. White Lotus focuses on the traditional medicine systems of Asia including traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean medicine.
Anthony and Kamila have worked with these systems of medicine for decades and only feel comfortable using herbal ingredients and combinations which have been safely used on people for hundreds if not thousands of years.
This allows people to observe the effects of ingredients across generations and so observe any longer term benefits and importantly consequences.
2. Vigorous Scientific Research
Scientific evidence is the ultimate validation of any herbal ingredients effectiveness and safety. White Lotus follows the latest scientific understanding of a herbal ingredients actions to formulate the finest skin care products available.
3. Independent Certification
All White Lotus skin care products carry independent certification to ensure you can trust our promises!
White Lotus works with the following independent Certifiers
Vegan Society - All products certified by the Vegan society must be animal product free but just as importantly must be cruelty free and not be tested on animals or harm animals in any way.
Soil Association Organic - Ingredients in Soil Association organic products must be of certified organic origin and must also be ethically sourced.
4. No Nasties
White Lotus has always offered skin needling as one of its treatments. Skin needling dramatically increases the absorption of products through the skin. For this reason all skin care products used must be safe to be absorbed into the blood stream. White Lotus took this one step further and insisted all its products are safe for oral consumption. This early focus on skin needling has enhanced an already strong focus on safe natural ingredients.
In White Lotus Products you will never find any - sulphates including sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), parabens including benzylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, heptylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, synthetic fragrances and colours, fillers, mineral oils including paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum, petroleum, paraffin oil, MI’s including methylisothiazolinone or methylchloroisothiazolinone, aluminium, phthalates including dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), and diethylphthalate (DEP), animal products, GMO’s of any kind!
5. Whole Plant Extraction
Whole Plant Extraction means the active herb is harvested in the natural environment and combined into a product with minimal precessing or modification. Whole herb extractions retain as much as possible the unique chemical balance existing in nature. Often one compound in the herb is balanced by the others improving absorption and reducing side effects.
This process differs significantly from extraction of a unique chemical from a plant based product. Identification of a unique compound like a ginsenocide from ginseng allows a company to patent the compound and often reproduce it synthetically. This increases company profits but loses the natural balance of ingredients contained in plants. White Lotus uses only whole plant extraction in all its products.
Applying this Natural Philosophy beyond Botanicals
White Lotus believes in synergy in everything it does. in this way White Lotus applies its high ethical standards of product sourcing and quality ingredients to other products in its range.
Uses only food grade plastic as the acupressure points common contact with the skin.
Uses only non allergenic dyes
Uses our own award winning memory foam
Produced with the EU confidence in Textiles Certification so that you can be sure it is independently tested and shown not to contain harmful substances.
This has ensured it has won the prestigeous Vergleich Award in Germany for best Acupressure mat for the last 2 years in a row.
White Lotus has introduced the worlds first bio polymer dermaroller. This was developed as White Lotus became increasingly concerned about the rise in the number of nickel and other metal allergies caused by skin needling. The unique bio polymer is safe with all skin types and completely hypoallergenic.