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Our ingredients

As an owner-managed brand, it is very important to us to be authentic and above all transparent. Therefore, we inform you in detail about the ingredients we use. In addition, we provide more detailed information about certain substances on our beauty blog. Of course, we are always available for further questions by email or phone.

Plant-based! 90% of the ingredients used by OZN are derived from sustainably grown, plant-based raw materials such as wood, potato, beetroot, spelt, sugar cane, cassava or maize.

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Take your vitamins! For perfect care, we have added vitamins A, C, E and Pro B5 to our lacquers. These vitamins nourish and strengthen the nail and preserve its natural flexibility and firmness. The result is visible, no more brittle nails, no more splitting and no more bending.

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Our OZN polishes are not only plant-based but also 22+free. A list of all the substances we do NOT use in our polishes can be found here and an overview of the ingredients of our polishes with an explanation of the individual INCIS can be found here.

100% vegan and cruelty free! We at OZN do not use any substances or colour pigments of animal origin for our vegan nail polishes. And of course our products are made without animal testing. For example, carmine, a red pigment obtained by squeezing Nepal scale insects.

Frequently used in cosmetics is carmine, a red pigment obtained by squeezing Nepal scale insects. This animal pigment is not only used for classic red, but also for pink, violet, brown and many other shades. Besides carmine, there are also pigments such as guanine, which is often used for iridescent effects and consists of fish scales. But care lacquers can also contain animal ingredients such as beeswax or keratin. Keratin is extracted from hair, horns or hooves.

Halal! Our production runs strictly according to Halal guidelines. This means that there are no animal products in the lubricants, running oils and greases used in production machines and filling machines, nor in cleaning and disinfecting liquids.

There is no parallel storage with animal products and we have our own machines and filling lines for our vegan products.

Made with love in Germany! We fill all our lacquers on site at our premises in Germany and all the ingredients we use are also made in Germany.

Nice to meet you

OZN was founded in 2015 by David Gerrlich and Nina Skarabela. Nina studied graphic design and has an eye for beautiful things. She also works as a psychotherapist. She is the face of the brand. David has been a cosmetic manufacturer and producer of OZN for over ten years.

Nina Skarabela tells you what OZN stands for

"I love nail polish, I'm a nail polish junkie! But I also love people and beautiful things and the idea of creating something that is 100% in line with my ideas and principles. My many years of experience in the beauty sector have taught me many things, but above all that I can and only want to sell something that I myself find totally super and would buy myself in the same way!

With OZN, I am in the wonderful position of being able to do just that. As the creative head of the label, I can devote myself entirely to the artwork and products, while my great business partner David takes care of all the commercial stuff.

Our lacquers are all made from a plant-based formula and are vegan. For me, this has a lot to do with respect for people and things. Even if I'm selling something "unimportant" like nail polish, I want it to have value and to have been created with love and passion. That's exactly what our customers feel and love. I think it's important to consume with with heart and mind. Quality-conscious and sustainable."

NINA SKARABELA

SUSTAINABLE AND RECYCLABLE

At OZN we try to be as sustainable as possible. Packaging is particularly close to our hearts, for example the lid on our nail varnish bottles is made from a compostable material.

The bottle is made of 60% recycled glass.

The outer packaging is made of certified paper from sustainable forestry or recycled paper and is vegan. Climate neutral with FSC certification as well as WPV Code of Conduct certified. Only vegan and food safe adhesives are used.

The lid and safety cap of our polishes is made of lignin. Lignin consists of bio-polymers made from natural fibres and natural additives and is a by-product of industry. It is produced worldwide at a rate of approximately 50 million tonnes per year. The lid can be put in the green bin. In the industrial composting plant, decomposition takes place through the addition of microorganisms and their enzymes. Composting contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

IMPORTANT: before the lid ends up in the green bin, be sure to lift out the brush and peel off the label because these are not compostable!

The brushes are made of vegan, synthetically produced brush hairs and webs of bio-based polyamides.

All colours are food safe. Mineral oil-, soy- and hazardous substance-free (bio-) printing inks based on vegetable oil from sustainable cultivation.

Energy and heat generation at OZN:
We use 100 % green electricity from renewable sources in Germany, of which 25 % is self-generated.

In addition, we use 100 % of our own heat production and 25 % recycled production heat from the machines and 75 % from our own heat module by burning sustainable raw materials from the wood industry (chips and wood waste).

Office and administration at OZN:
Paperless office through digital processes, contracts and invoices. Low energy office, electronic equipment upgraded in 2020 to the latest standards for electricity savings.

Shipping and logistics at OZN:
Reduction of unnecessary plastic packaging and reduction of unnecessary empty space in packaging of products and transport to customers. Climate-neutral parcel shipping and low-energy shipping label printers and EDP.

Production and recyclables at OZN:
Consistent separation of all production waste and targeted return to the recycling cycle or environmentally sound disposal.

General sustainability of OZN suppliers:
Production with climate-neutral electricity and climate-neutral gas. All products are produced in accordance with EU Framework Regulation 1935/2004/EC and 2023/2006/EC.

All materials are certified by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. This tests packaging for the chemicals that can be used and their maximum concentrations.

Brush System

MY FAVORITE BRUSH: THE CLOU WITH THE 2 BRUSHES

You'll find a narrow and a wide brush next to all OZN bottle of lacquer in the box. So you can easily choose your favorite brush and switch between the two brushes as needed.

APPLICATION:


1. Choose your favorite brush

2. Open the cap and remove safety cap

3. Insert your favorite
brush in the bottle

4. Tighten the cap and you are ready to go!

To change the brush, simply grab the brush with a tissue and pull it while pushing the brush slightly to the side to release it from the lid. Now simply insert the other brush into the bottle and screw the cap back on. The brushes are made of vegan brush hair and webs of bio-based polyamides.