Ingredients we never use :
Parabens: Parabens are chemicals commonly used in personal care and cosmetic products such as shampoos, lotions etc. as preservatives. They are essentially used to prevent bacterial, fungal, microbial growth in the products. The paraben family of chemicals includes methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben and propylparaben.
Over the years research has shown how toxic this chemical is for the human body and therefore, more and more personal care companies are moving towards either clearly mentioning this ingredient or making products without this chemical family.
- Phthalates: Phthalates are used in a huge variety of products. As stabilizers, emulsifying agents, binders etc in cosmetic and personal care products to plasticizers used in plastics. With research over the last couple of years, studies have shown their toxicity and ill effects leading to them being excluded from products for baby's, pregnant women in the US.
Petrolatum/Mineral oil: Mineral oil essentially a colourless, odourless oil made from petroleum. It is basically a by-product of the distillation of petroleum. Being inexpensive and light it is been used in lotions, creams and other cosmetics. There are several grades of mineral oil used in various products and a number of studies are under way to determine the toxin
contamination that happens as a result of this mineral oil. Another result of using this oil is blocking of pores as it helps in reducing the loss of water from your skin.
- Alcohol: Used in various forms in perfumes and fragrances (ethanol, acetaldehyde, benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, a-pinene, acetone, benzyl alcohol) , their use is known to have a build up of toxins and other effects in the body.
- Phenoxyethanol: It is used as a preservative in personal care and cosmetic products. It is becoming more popular as an alternative to Parabens. Unfortunately, it is studied in progress are leaning towards its toxicity and harmful effects on the human body.
- Titanium Dioxide: It is used in cosmetics, food, sunscreens etc as a lightening, whitening agent and colour additive. Some studies are starting to find toxicity on its users.