INGREDIENTS WE AVOID

Eco friendly toothpaste

WE TAKE THE NASTIES OUT

Many cosmetic products contain potentially harmful ingredients. We promise that none of our products contain......

TRICLOSAN

Triclosan is a chlorinated compound commonly found in toothpastes, soaps and detergents because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Why do we say no?  Although you might like the sound of antibacterial and antifungal properties, Triclosan is considered to be an endocrine-disrupter, increasing the risk of Cancer. In females, Triclosan has been shown to increase the risk of Osteoporosis.

DIETHANOLAMINE

DEA is used to produce compounds called ‘Diethanolamides’. These are added to toothpastes to give the creamy texture and foaming action that we’re so used to.

Why do we say no?  Before it’s hidden in toothpaste, Diethanolamine has a rotting fish odour. It can also cause skin irritation. Worst yet, Diethanolamine has been given a Group 2B classification by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, meaning it is possibly cancer causing. Let’s get rid of the elephant in the room!

CARRAGEENAN

Carrageenan is a polysaccharide extracted from red seaweed. It’s frequently included in toothpaste formulations as a thickening and stabilising agent.

Why do we say no?  Coming from seaweed it might sound healthy or even revitalising to you and I, but some scientists have shown Carrageenan to cause inflammation. This can lead to serious health concerns such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Equally, other scientists have given reasons that this evidence is flawed. Good or bad? The jury is clearly still out on this one, so we decided to miss it off the invite list of our product ingredients.