Sulfates are bulk surfactants that make products foam or lather. While we all love a bubbly lather, it's important to know that the same surfactants that make your dish or laundry detergent fizz, are in your shampoo and face wash - and they're much too strong.
They are drying and damaging to our hair and skin and increase hair loss, hair fall and hair thinning up to 8x, according to the American Journal of Toxicology.
- We've substitutes Jojoba and coconut oils to give you the rich, creamy lather you love, without the harm.
Studies show that some Parabens are estrogenic and affect hormonal balance by competing with estrogen for binding sites in the body. The American Journal of toxicology states that higher concentrations of parabens are found in human breast tissue with tumors than breast tissue without.
To avoid parabens, avoid these ingredients in your hair + skin care:
Some companies are now using Phenoxyethanol as a substitute. It's supposedly safer, but several studies have already shown it to be toxic even in moderate concentrations. Some negative effects include:
Reproductive and developmental complications
Contact dermatitis (skin irritation)
Brain and nervous system damage
Typically, synthetic fragrances contain phthalates, which is why we've opted for phthalate free or non-synthetic fragrances in our hair care products. Our organic skin care contains only natural fragrances derived from essential oils. Risks associated with phthalates:
- Reproductive system issues
- Increased risk of endometriosis