Chemical Free Cosmetics

On this website we have put together a whole range of list cosmetic products that do not contain specific chemical substances that are usually found in conventional cosmetics that have been become a thread for the human health and the environment.

Particularly, these substances include

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the surfactant most commonly used in conventional shampoos, bubble baths, liquid soaps, toothpastes and gels. It is used as a foaming and cleansing agent. It has the property to react with both water and grease and thus is able to break up dirt and grease. It can be produced cheaply, especially in large quantities and is therefore used in most conventional skin care products. However, SLS causes the stratum corneum of the skin and hair to swell, so that on many people’s skin more fat is removed than necessary. The skin becomes brittle, may itch, flake and redden.

Parabens

Parabens are an artificial preservative. They  are added to water-containing cosmetics in order to avoid the development of bacteria and fungi in the contained water. However, parabens are highly controversial because of their impact on the human hormonal balance.

Mineral Oil

Especially paraffins, a derivative from petroleum (mineral oil), are obtained from residues of the mineral oil production. They are cheap to create and are a substance found in many body lotions and moisturizer creams. They make the skin soft and reduce the loss of moisture. Paraffin oil or wax forms a water-impermeable film on the skin which prevents the substances for the actual skin care in creams and lotions to escape; that’s why the skin feels smooth again. But this artificial seal is becoming more and more controversial. Scientists suggest that by applying it regularly the skin loses its own ability to regenerate and without it the skin is becoming increasingly drier.

Microbeads

Microbeads are an enormous thread for the environment. They are used as abrasives in facial and body scrubs, but also in toothpaste. They have become a serious ecological problem to the extent of which the effects for future generations can hardly be estimated. Today you can find micro plastic everywhere; in rivers, lakes, oceans and even in the Antarctic ice.

Silicone

Silicones are often used in Shampoos, Conditioners but also in lipsticks and facial cosmetics.  They are synthetic chemicals, derived from silica and oxygen, that temporarily smooth strands to create the illusion of luscious locks. The issue is that a large majority of silicones are not water soluble. This means they can build up on hair over time and prevent strands from absorbing moisture. In addition to being harsh to your strands, silicones can have a negative impact on the environment. Silicones end up as part of municipal wastewater and must be handled by water treatment facilities which is extremely costly.