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We all remember the Physical Education teacher at school explaining how your skin is your largest organ. There are so many reasons to choose what goes on your skin, wisely. Here is some information on the ways nasties could hidden be in your skincare…
It’s a good idea to beware of…
Benzyl Alcohol (currently used in “natural/organic” skin care)
- Tests positive on rabbits as a skin irritant
- Tests positive for mutation
- Tests positive for brain, nervous system and behavioral defects
- Known to be neurotoxic to humans
- Restricted use in skincare manufacturing due to known organ toxicity and skin sensitivity
Citrus Seed Extract (commonly used as a “natural” preservative). Known to also contain:
- Benzethonium chloride
- Methyl paraben (endocrine disruption, broad systemic toxicity, skin irritant, nervous system & mutation) and
- Triclosan (causes skin, eye, lung irritation, bioaccumulation). Triclosan is contaminated with Chloroform Dioxins, which are carcinogenic, cause reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergenic, very bioaccumulative and immunotoxic.
Huge amounts of cruel animal testing have also been conducted in relation to these ingredients.
These resources are extremely helpful when navigating your way through ingredients:
Book: The Chemical Maze
Web: Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database
Did you know…
Most Aloe Vera Gel or Juice (including ORGANIC) is preserved with huge amounts of synthetics? This is due to high water content and gums to fill it out. This results in a very diluted form of aloe and the consumer are NOT aware of the content of synthetics.
Reason: The gums and preservatives are “incidental” ingredients and are not required to be declared on the label.
What you see on the label is:
“Aloe Vera Gel/Juice Aloe Vera Leaf Gel, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice” etc (used in many “natural/organic” skincare products).
Did you know that owners of Palm Plantations sit on the board of the Round Table for Sustainable Palm oil? Something to consider when looking at “sustainable” Palm Oil or Glycerine. Check out: www.palmoilinvestigations.org
Orangutans are still slaughtered even if the palm is grown as a “sustainable crop” – i.e on old rubber plantations etc. Glycerine is a byproduct of palm and is often used in skin care because it is so cheap as a binder/filler. Most commercial Glycerine is sourced from INDONESIA.
But we have done our research, and promise that there is none of the above in any EVOHE products. We believe that we can be the change that we want to see in the skincare industry.