When selecting products for your own line of natural and organic skin care, looking at what is not included in the list of ingredients is as important as what is included. According to a study conducted by Chemical Safe Skincare Research in 2006, the average woman absorbs more than five pounds of toxins from her bath, body and skin care products every single year.
The effect that five pounds of toxic material has on your body is hard to estimate, but many of the toxic chemicals used in body care products are known endocrine disruptors, reproductive hormonal disruptors, allergens, gene modifiers, and more. Some of these chemicals have an indefinite after life in the body, meaning the body has no effective means of eliminating these synthetic toxins and the toxic residues remain in body tissues for decades.
The prolonged exposure to chemicals which the body cannot effectively eliminate has never been thoroughly studied, but this exposure is expected to be partially to blame to the increasing rise in allergies, autoimmune disorders, and other health problems. Using toxin-free products on our skin and hair is obviously very important. Safety is of utmost importance when we select our natural and organic private label skin care formulations. Our labs are focused on bringing to market effective, clean, non-toxic skin care - products deserving of your brand. The following is a summary of key ingredients deemed as unacceptable for our natural and organic private label skin care products.
NO Petrochemicals (including paraffin, petrolatum & mineral oils)
NO Parabens - petrochemicals that are estrogenic, carcinogenic & allergenic
NO Artificial Colorants
NO Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates
NO Animal Testing NO Triclosan - found in a lot of antimicrobial soaps and toothpaste products, it can react with chlorine in the tap water to create chloroform.
NO DMDM Hydantoin/Diazonial Urea - strong irritant, releases formaldehyde, toxic
NO EDTA NO TEA, DEA, MEA - chemical used as a thickening agent in cosmetics, highly toxic to the skin, immune & respiratory systems
NO Benzoyl Peroxide - chemical bleaching agent used in acne treatments, bar soap, facial cleansers, hair dyes & food additives; highly toxic & irrititing to the skin NO Dioxin - powerful hormone disrupting chemical linked to cancer, nervous system disorders, miscarriages & birth deformity. stored in fat cells, contained in sulfates that provide foaming action
NO Phthalates NO Methylisothiazolineone - strong chemical substance used as a preservative in many skin care products. It has been shown to cause allergic reactions.