We have decided to work with sustainable plant raw materials because we assume that living processes can only be accompanied and supported with living, natural raw materials that are processed as little as possible...more
That is why we believe that there are some things to know about ingredients in cosmetics:
Something about allergies
One tries again and again to attribute the responsibility to natural products that allergic diseases occur more often and that it is better to prefer e.g. synthetic raw materials.
In the case of chemical products manufactured in the laboratory, the ingredients are known and tested before they come onto the market and thus one is protected from surprises with regard to allergies.
We don't have the words. Everyone has to work out his or her own attitude to this.
Here's what we'll say:
Dead substances (mainly synthetic substances of any kind) cannot accompany or support living processes...
Synthetic fragrances can be allergic or even worse - cell-destroying and/or tumor-forming.
Among many others, for example, there are polycyclic musk compounds, which are contained as a cheap fragrance in a really alarmingly high number of cosmetics, soaps, detergents and so on.
These compounds are deposited in the human adipose tissue, thus reaching the internal organs and to our knowledge what exactly they do besides allergies is still largely unknown. These substances and many other synthetic substances degrade only insufficiently or not at all in nature.
Natural raw materials can also cause allergies. In fact, in theory everyone can react allergically to any substance in the world. A considerate and conscious handling of natural raw materials and especially natural fragrances is therefore absolutely necessary.
From our experience, however, we can say that in the 15 years in which we have naturally produced perfumed products, we have never been aware of a case in which someone has shown an allergic reaction to one of our products, with one exception:
A customer with a cruciferous allergy known to her used a camomile product manufactured by us and reacted to it with a rash, which quickly returned to normal after discontinuation of the product.
Our long-standing customers confirm the very good compatibility and quality of our products time and again.
Alcohol is not just alcohol
Unfortunately, anyone who believes that alcohol is alcohol is wrong. It's like having a good wine and a wine of inferior quality, that's what you taste.
This is the same with the frequent use of alcohol in cosmetics, you can feel it.
Of course, differences in the quality of ingredients have a great influence on the products and here on the skin.
The quality and purity of the alcohol used are decisive for the effect on the skin. In order to avoid the drinking alcohol tax, denatured, i.e. undrinkable denatured alcohol (INCI "alcohol denat") is usually used in cosmetic products.
The so-called denaturation occurs by means of additives containing phthalates, which are suspected of damaging the genetic material, triggering allergies, impairing the natural protective mechanisms of the skin and being hormonally effective. The chemical softeners, which are both water and fat soluble, are absorbed through the skin. They enter the blood and can not only damage the skin in frequent contact, but can even make it diabetic or infertile.
The names on the list of ingredients (INCI: International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) are: Diethyl phthalate and dimethyl phthalate (abbreviations: DEP and DMP). You also often find the names: Alcohol denat. or SD Alcohol as an abbreviation for denatured alcohol (usually denatured with phthalates).
That is why bio-alcohol is absolutely at the top of the list in comparison with other preservatives. Synthetic preservatives do not evaporate and can influence the hormonal balance in the body. For this reason, they are associated with breast cancer and the increasing incidence of thyroid diseases.
Bio-alcohol has the lowest potential to cause irritations of the skin and thus also puts acids, salts and benzyl alcohol far behind as preservatives for corresponding cosmetics. It is important to mention here that a wealth of experience gained with bio-alcohol over many years confirms its safety and compatibility time and again.