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Compare our organic ingredients vs. the potentially harmful chemicals in the leading products

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Certified Organic Witch Hazel Extract
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Certified Organic Witch Hazel Extract

Function: Astringent

Concerns: None

Certified Organic Aloe Vera Juice
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Certified Organic Aloe Vera Juice

Function: Humectant

Concerns: None

Xantham Gum
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Xantham Gum

Function: Thickener

Concerns: Active

Certified Organic White Willow Bark Extract
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Certified Organic White Willow Bark Extract

Function: Active

Concerns: None

Certified Organic Chamomile Extract
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Certified Organic Chamomile Extract

Function: Soothing

Concerns: None

Certified Organic Ginseng Extract
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Certified Organic Ginseng Extract

Function: Even Tone

Concerns: None

Certified Organic Arnica Extract
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Certified Organic Arnica Extract

Function: Anti-Flammatory

Concerns: None

Certified Organic Green Tea Extract
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Certified Organic Green Tea Extract

Function: Antioxidant

Concerns: None

Certified Organic Rosemary Extract
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Certified Organic Rosemary Extract

Function: Antioxidant

Concerns: None

Certified Organic Sea Buckthorn Extract
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Certified Organic Sea Buckthorn Extract

Function: Healing

Concerns: None

Certified Organic Cinnamon Extract
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Certified Organic Cinnamon Extract

Function: Anti-Bacterial

Concerns: None

Lavender Oil
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Lavender Oil

Function: Preservative

Concerns: Possible Allergen

Orange Oil
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Orange Oil

Function: Preservative

Concerns: None

Lemongrass Oil
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Lemongrass Oil

Function: Preservative

Concerns: None

Sunflower Oil
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Sunflower Oil

Function: Preservative

Concerns: None

Organic Ethyl Alcohol
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Organic Ethyl Alcohol

Function: Preservative

Concerns: None

Water
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Water

Function: PH Adjuster

Concerns: None

Leading Toner
Salicylic Acid
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Salicylic Acid

About: A naturally occurring and synthetically produced beta hydroxy acid

Function: Skin Conditioning

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Fact: Salicylic Acid is also known to increase the skin’s sun sensitivity by 50% . Additionally, Salicylic acid does not cure acne, it must be used continuously , because its effects stop when you stop using it -- pores clog up again and the acne returns . Why bother!

Water
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Water

About: Good old H2O

Function: Solvent

Fact: If the first ingredient in your product is water, it is probably making up between 30%-100% of the formula. How do you feel about paying lots of money to be applying water to your face?

Alcohol Denatured
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Alcohol Denatured

About: PETROLEUM DERIVED. A mixture of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) with a denaturing agent

Function: Astringent

Concerns: Toxicity

Fact: Ethanol is considered broadly toxic and linked to birth defects following excessive oral ingestion

Butylene Glycol
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Butylene Glycol

About: PETROLEUM BY-PRODUCT. An alcohol used as solvent and conditioning agent

Function: Skin Conditioning

Concerns: Irritation (Eye, skin or lungs)

Fact: Butylene glycol is an extremely powerful chemical, if can dissolve and clean industrial surfaces , imagine what it can do to your skin.

PPG 5 Ceteth 20
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PPG 5 Ceteth 20

About: PETROLEUM DERIVED. Surfactant that works by attracting both water and oil at the same time

Function: Surfactant

Concerns: Contamination, Ecotoxic

Fact: the Cosmetics Database finds it to be a moderate hazard ingredient because of contamination concerns, including: Ethylene Oxide, known to increase the incidences of uterine and breast cancers and of leukemia and brain cancer, according to experimental results reported by the National Toxicology Program; and 1,4-dioxane, a known carcinogen ( International Journal of Toxicology ).

C12 15 Alkyl Lactate
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C12 15 Alkyl Lactate

About: PETROLEUM DERIVED. A synthetic compound derived from lactic acid and C12-15 alcohols

Function: Skin Conditioning

Concerns: Ecotoxic

Fact: Provides a non-oily lubrication that reduces the greasiness and tackiness of other ingredients, such as petroleum.

Sodium Citrate
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Sodium Citrate

About: A salt of citric acid

Function: Buffer

Concerns: None

Fact: It gives club soda both its sour and salty flavors.

Cocamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride
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Cocamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride

About: PETROCHEMICAL. Phospholipid complex derived from pure coconut oil

Function: Antistatic

Concerns: None

Fact: Speculation that it is a preservative , or may enhance the cleansing power of a formula or provide a moisturizing effect

Dimethicone -7 Phosphate
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Dimethicone -7 Phosphate

About: PETROCHEMICAL. Petrochemical Emollient.

Function: Surfactant

Concerns: Contamination, Organ toxicity

Fact: May promote tumors and accumulate in the liver and lymph nodes.

PEG/PPG 20/6 Dimethicone
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PEG/PPG 20/6 Dimethicone

About: PETROLEUM BY PRODUCT. Petrochemical Emollient.

Function: Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent

Concerns: Contamination concerns, Organ toxicity

Fact: Resistant to chemical, physical, biological and microbiological degradation within the realm of preparation, storage, and use in cosmetics and personal care products

Cetyl Lactate
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Cetyl Lactate

About: PETROLEUM DERIVED. A fatty alcohol that's either produced from the end products of petroleum , or derived from plants (palm oil-palmityl alcohol) in the form of a white, waxy solid

Function: Skin Conditioning

Concerns: Ecotoxic

Fact: Has the ability to altercate the lipid bilayer of the epidermis (protective barrier) and cause allergic dermal reactions

Benzalkonium Chloride
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Benzalkonium Chloride

About: PETROLEUM DERIVED. A chemical used as a disinfectant, detergent, and antiseptic

Function: Preservative

Concerns: Toxin and Allergen

Fact: The Cosmetic Safety Database states that there is a moderate to strong evidence that benzalkonium chloride is an immune, skin, and respiratory toxicant, with laboratory tests indicating carcinogenic effects.

Sodium Benzotriazole Butylphenol Sulfonate
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Sodium Benzotriazole Butylphenol Sulfonate

About: PETROLEUM DERIVED. Used to improve stability of formulations which are exposed to UV-A/UV-B light

Function: Ultraviolet Light Absorber

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Fact: Evidence of eye toxicity

Disodium EDTA
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Disodium EDTA

About: PETROCHEMICAL. Used as a metal chelator, it counteracts the adverse effects of hard water by binding with heavy metal ions contained in tap water, which in turn prevents the metals from being deposited onto the skin, hair and scalp.

Function: Viscosity Controlling

Concerns: Enhanced absorption

Fact: Some studies suggest that disodium EDTA is weakly mutagenic (probably due to the fact that it binds with metals required for healthy cell division.)

Sodium Hydroxide
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Sodium Hydroxide

About: A highly caustic and reactive inorganic base, also known as lye

Function: Buffer

Concerns: Irritant (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Fact: "E xpected to be toxic or harmful " and one or more animal studies show brain and nervous system, metabolic, and sense organ effects at very low doses.

Glycolic Acid
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Glycolic Acid

About: An alpha hydroxy acid; derived from sugar cane

Function: Buffer

Concerns: Irritation (Eyes, skin, and lungs)

Fact: Increases photosensitivity when using

Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake (CI 15985)
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Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake (CI 15985)

About: COAL TAR AND PETROCHEMICAL. A synthetic coal tar manufactured from the hydrocarbons of petroleum

Function: Colorant

Concerns: Organ System Toxicity

Fact: A CSPI report says Yellow dye # 6 contains known carcinogens and contaminants that unnecessarily increase the risks of cancer , hyperactivity in children and allergic reactions.

Red 40 Lake (CI 16035)
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Red 40 Lake (CI 16035)

About: COAL TAR AND PETROCHEMICAL. A synthetic coal tar manufactured from the hydrocarbons of petroleum

Function: Colorant

Concerns: Organ System Toxicity

Fact: Red 40 contains p-Cresidine, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says is “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen

Fragrance (Parfum)
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Fragrance (Parfum)

About: Petrochemical - 95% of chemicals used in fragrance are from petroleum .

Function: Perfume

Concerns: Immune system toxicant or allergen

Fact: Fragrance is an undisclosed mixture of up to 3,100 stock chemical ingredients.