Oh Natural Beauty Brands Ingredients Policy
We constantly strive to ensure that all products we stock are as safe & natural as possible.
A stroll down the supermarket aisles will show that the word ‘natural’ is often simply marketing jargon and does not mean that a product is non-toxic and free from nasty synthetic chemicals. Even products that say Paraben Free or SLS Free may be substituting these more notorious ingredients with less famous, but just as harmful chemicals.
The word ‘organic’ is used freely, and yet can often mean that a product full of the usual chemicals has one or two organic ingredients included. Cruelty Free bunny logos abound and yet, many of these brands are actually tested on animals.
We believe that the use of toxins in personal care and beauty brands is immoral and outdated, but unfortunately it is still extremely widespread. U.S. researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. A study of toxins in beauty brands by the David Suzuki Foundation reported that roughly 80% of cosmetic products surveyed contained at least one of the ingredients on what they named the “dirty dozen” list.
We’ve got some ground rules for non-toxic beauty products…
The products sold on this Oh Natural website are free from:
- Synthetic fragrances
- BHA / butylated hydroxyanisole and BHT / butylated hydroxytoluene
- Lead based Lake Red colourants like Red 33
- Petrolatum / petroleum jelly
- DEA / diethanolamine
- DBP / Dibutyl phthalate
- Formaldehyde releasing preservatives
- PEG compounds
- Synthetic sunscreen agents
- SLS / Sodium Laureth Sulphate
- Known carcinogens
- Known skin & eye irritants
- Ingredients that are harmful to coral reefs and the ocean e.g. sunscreen ingredients
We do stock some products which use ECOCERT approved preservatives. And we can hand on heart say that for any of our products that contain palm oil or derivatives from this, the palm oil comes from completely 100% sustainable sources and none of it is “dirty”. We can say this from the information we have been given and the research we have done. You can read more about sustainable palm oil here.
In short, we do our best to ensure that your body is safe, your family is safe and no animals are harmed in the name of beauty.
If you have specific questions, you are welcome to get in touch!