All Vantastic SKIN products are FREE of these controversial but still commonly used ingredients:
· sodium laurel and laureth sulfates
a very common way to bring the bubble to your gel. can strip the protective layer of the skin, causing dryness and dehydration. can exacerbate winter ‘after shower’ dryness if it’s in your bath & shower gel.
· mineral oil
controversial in that it’s been accused of clogging the skin. can come from a variety of sources - some not so purified.
· bovine-sourced ingredients
seriously, do you want pig lard on your face? I didn’t think so.
· propylene glycol
can be irritating to the skin in higher percentages.
the fat from sheep’s wool - need I say more? clogging, allergenic & potentially irritating.
· solvent alcohols
stripping and drying to the protective outer layer of the skin.
· synthetic color and synthetic fragrance
artificial colors are unnecessary and potentially dangerous. fragrance ranks as the most common cause of allergic dermatitis. can you tolerate a Yankee candle store? I cannot.
in fragrances - helps to make fragrance more soluble - Phthalates have been shown to have a negative effect on liver and kidney function as well as abnormalities in male and female reproductive systems.
is thought to be an endocrine disruptor (affecting hormones. weakly estrogenic). although parabens have been tested as safe for decades, an internet scare caused conscious chemists to reformulate. they are among the 10 most used ingredients in drugs and cosmetics (but you don’t see the drug companies touting “paraben-free”!). we are concerned about the long-term effect this quantity of parabens would have on our environment. waste water the reason you won’t find it in Vantastic SKIN is more because of the run-off into our streams, lakes, and rivers. better safe than sorry!
None of these emulsifiers because they make dry and sensitive skin more irritable:
Check the moisturizer you are using now, and see if this is why your skin is still dry.
· stearic acid, stearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate
· NO comedogenic ingredients
meaning none of the formulas will CAUSE breakouts. remember, my job is to help heal & beautify your skin!
Below is a list of common preservatives that are allergenic, and can release formaldehyde, which itself releases toxic off-gasses, and is thought to cause cancer.
· imidazolidinyl urea
· diazolidinyl urea
· DMDM hydantoin
We don’t use any of those. Only safe & gentle preservatives are chosen to protect Vantastic SKIN products!
But I do have to admit to one thing: we test on animals - live humans! Of course, if you’ve ever met me you know I would NEVER allow animal testing. It’s barbaric, and completely unnecessary.
And, because science has now proven chronic inflammation is the bottom-line of aging (and practically everything else), we add soothing ingredients to every product - making all Vantastic SKIN products both gentle and effective!