We take the nasties out. Our products are free from binding agents and preservatives. We say no to Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Triclosan, Diethanolamine, Carrageenan.

 

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

What is it? Propylene Glycol is added to toothpaste to prevent it from hardening.

Why do we say no? Propylene Glycol is commonly found in paint and anti-freeze, and has been known to cause skin irritation. We’ll leave this one in the garage with the step-ladder and the spanners.

 

 

SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS), SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES)

What is it?  SLS and SLES are frequently used as foaming agents in toothpaste and shampoo.

Why do we say no?  SLS and SLES can cause mild to moderate irritation, especially for people who already have sensitive skin such as those with Eczema.

 

 

TRICLOSAN

What is it?  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

What is it?  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

What is it?  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.

 

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