||WHY WE LEAVE IT OUT
||Like wheat germ oil and cocoa butter, may be beneficial in those not sensitive to these ingredients, but since there are many equally effective and less allergenic substitutes we choose to use the latter in our products.
||Like FD&C Blues 1 & 2, Green 3, Reds 2, 3 & 40, Yellows 5 & 6. Orange B & Citrus Red 2 are derived from coal and oil chemicals. They are not natural antioxidants like the beautifully colored substances found in fruits and vegetables, and they can cause skin irritation and eczema. Some like Red #3 can induce photosensitivity and may promote tumors. The red and yellow dyes in particular, when ingested by children, may promote hyperactivity disorders. Our products contain only the natural colors derived from their active ingredients.
||Like methyl, propyl and butyl parabens, are commonly used inexpensive anti-microbials found in a variety of topical products like cosmetics, lotions and moisturizers. They have been shown to interfere with the normal function of the endocrine hormone system, and have been found in a variety of breast tumors. In men they have been associated with low sperm counts and low testosterone levels. In infants and children they have been associated with developmental disorders, immune system dysfunction, reproductive concerns and difficulties learning. Parabens may also magnify sun damage to the skin. The FDA states that in levels up to 25% parabens are safe. We say, why take risks? We won’t use them in our products.
||Often added to products to hide or mask the odor of some of the other ingredients, however these artificial fragrances have been shown to irritate the respiratory tract of many individuals and can also cause headaches, rashes, and eye, nose and throat irritation. Our products contain only natural substances which may have little or no noticeable aroma or may contain aromatic herbals, like lavender oil, nature’s calming fragrance, in order to enhance their efficacy.
|SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
||Inexpensive surfactant/detergent foaming agent that is extensively used in toothpastes, cleansers and cosmetics. It has been shown to have a degenerative effect on cell membranes because of its protein denaturing (damaging) properties. It is both a skin and eye irritant and it has been shown to deeply penetrate the skin even at low concentrations. In baby animals it has been found to permanently damage their eyes, even when not applied to the eye area. It causes the skin to become inflamed (red, irritated) and dry and often causes a burning sensation. In toothpastes and mouth washes it causes painful canker sores. Sodium laureth sulfate is a similar chemical alleged to be somewhat less irritating than its lauryl sulfate relative. Neither of these chemicals will be found in any of our products.
||Like mineral oil and petroleum jelly can cause clogged pores and acne, and because they essentially “seal” the skin, they may prevent the natural excretion of toxic substances in the perspiration. There is some concern that they may also be carcinogenic. They won’t be found in our products.
||Like DI AND TRIETHANOLAMINES and SILICONES which can dry the skin and cause allergic reactions aren’t in our product line, and we don’t use harsh bleaching agents like PEROXIDES. Nor will you see UREA, another frequently irritating preservative or NANO-PARTICLES, which have been shown to be potentially harmful to cells.