Our products are FREE FROM parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrances, and other potentially harmful ingredients
Sometimes our clients are asking different kinds of questions about our ingredients. So we would like to tell you more about them.
The main components are organic certified beeswax + clay + mineral pigments + organic certified castor oil.
INCI: Aqua/Water, Kaolinite/Kaolin Clay, Ricinus Communis/Castor Seed Oil*, Oryza Sativa/Rice Starch, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (a fractionated coconut oil), Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate (vegetable folic acid), Cera Alba/Beeswax*, Phenoxyethanol-SA (a safe alternative to paraben preservatives), +/- (may contain) - various mineral pigments which can contain Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.
*Ingredients from certified organic agriculture
As it is an alternative to parabens, Phenoxyethanol is a widely used preservative in cosmetics and personal care products (you' ll find phenoxyethanol in everything from eye creams to moisturizers).
Phenoxyethanol is generally recognized as a safe, well-tolerated preservative. Although the kind of phenoxyethanol used in skin care is synthetic (known as “nature identical,” it mimics the natural version exactly), phenoxyethanol is actually found in nature, specifically in green tea and chicory. It makes sure yeast, mold, and bacteria don’t develop.
According to the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) n. 1223/2009 Phenoxyethanol is authorized as a preservative in cosmetic formulations at a maximum concentration of 1.0% which in our case is even less. Many of the studies that have been published in which phenoxyethanol is found to be an irritant are doing so in reference to much larger concentrations.
Overall it’s safer than other preservatives like parabens, which may mimic estrogen. It’s also considered to be safer than formaldehyde, another popular preservative.
Zinc oxide is very common in cosmetics - it is used in a wide range of beauty and personal care products including most mineral makeup products. Zinc oxide may be considered a non-toxic substance, including when used in cosmetic products - https://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_risk/committees/sccp/documents/out222_en.pdf
Concern related to the use of zinc oxide is limited to spray products that could lead to exposure of the consumer's lungs by inhalation. In our case, we are using zinc oxide according to all the EU Cosmetics Regulation guidelines.
The mineral pigments we are using contains some part of titanium dioxide. So technically speaking, it is the ingredient of the ingredient. For the whole formulation, it is a really small part as you could imagine.
We buy mineral pigments from the producer in the EU which guarantees that the particle size is in the range of 10-60 μm and their mineral pigments do not contain any particles of titanium dioxide ≤ 10 μm (the EU Regulation 2021/850 prohibits the use of particles of Titanium Dioxide smaller than 10 μm).
Almost every mineral-colored cosmetic (and yes, also "natural" and "certified organic") starting from lip balms to foundations that are using mineral pigments as ingredients has some titanium dioxide in them.