Ethical Skin Care Ingredients


Good ingredients in personal care products                                                                                        

  Apricot Kernel oil  High in Vitamin E, aids in retaining skin elasticity, clarity and suppleness.

 Rosehip oilNatural moisturising and antiseptic properties.  Beneficial in tissue regeneration for burns, facial wrinkles, scars and signs of premature aging.  It may country drying effects of the sun.

     Carrot root oilRich in Vitamins B, C, D & E and carotene.  An emollient suggested for acne, dermatitis, skin irritation and rashes, dry and aging skin.  Derived from the carrot root.

  Emulsifying waxEmulsifier and thickening agent used to give body to a formulation.  Derived from a non-GMO coconut source.

Citrus Seed Extract - Used as a preservative along with essential oils and may have antibacterial properties.

    Jojoba oil  - Natural moisturising and healing properties.  Suitable for all skin types - dry, oily or sensitive.  Beneficial for dry scalp and an excellent emollient for skin, leaving it soft and smooth.

   Rose Floral waterdistilled from roses and is soothing and mildly astringent.

Shea butter*  - Protects from dehydrating and other climatic influences.  Restores skin suppleness, increases moisture and can improve appearance of irritate skin.  

Use caution when using essential oils:  Pregnancy - most essential oils should be avoided or used with caution.  Hypertension - Certain essential oils are to be avoided.  Consult a Health Practitioner for advice in this regard.

Unwanted ingredients in personal care products

Colour  Skin sensitivity, irritation, may be carcinogenic

Diethanolamine (DEA)  -  Hormone disrupting chemical known for form cancer

Fragrance  - Headaches, skin discolouration, irritation and rashes

Imadiazolidinyl Urea  - Skin reactions, joint pain, allergies, depression, headaches

Isopropyl Alcohol  - Headaches, flushing, dizziness and nausea

Mineral Oil  - clogs and dehydrates skin, inhibits natural oil production

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)  - toxic to kidneys, eczema, potentially carcinogenic

Propylene Glycol (PG)  - Liver brain and kidney abnormalities, skin rashes

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)  - may damage vital organs, thymus gland, immune system


Disclaimer - this list does not claim to include all information about all chemicals used in cosmetics and personal care products.

earthskinfoods disclaim liability for any misuse or misunderstanding of any information contained herein and disclaims liability for all loss, damage or injury, be it health, financial or otherwise suffered by an individual or group acting upon or relying on information contained herein.  This information is provided for your wellbeing.  Information obtained from 'The Chemical Maze' by Bill Statham and other sources.



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