Pevonia - Ingredients To Avoid

 

 

INGREDIENT

USED FOR

REASON TO AVOID

PEVONIA USES INSTEAD

 

MINERAL OIL

·     Petroleum by-product

·     (Petrolatum or Paraffinum Liquidum)

 

 

 

·    An emollient

·    Gives ‘slip and slide’

·    Adheres to skin surface

 

 

 

·     Leaves a greasy after feel

·     Sits on skin’s surface

·     May be comedogenic

·     No real skin benefit

 

 

 

·     Vegetable oils

·     Rich in essential fatty acids

 

 

LANOLIN

·     Derived from sheep wool, or synthetic

 

 

 

·    A wax

·    Used for emollient properties

·    Lip Balms

 

 

·     Causes allergies

·     Comedogenic

·     May contain carcinogens

 

 

 

·     Silk amino acids

·     Squalane oil

·     Vegetable oils which act as lubricants

 

 

ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE

·     Derived from fatty alcohol

 

 

 

·    An ester

·    Gives ‘slip and slide’

·    Gives separability to creams and lotions

·    Mouthwashes

·    Eye Make-up Removers

 

 

 

·     Highly Comedogenic

·     Penetrates hair follicle

·     Causes blackheads and milia

 

 

 

·     Pevonia doesn’t use it

 

 

 

P.A.B.A

·     Para-amino benzoic acid

·     Derived from vitamin B

 

 

 

·    A sun-screening agent

·    Anaesthetic properties on the skin

 

 

 

·     Causes allergic eczema in sensitive skin

·     Prickly Heat

 

 

·     Natural physical filters

·     Titanium Dioxide

 

 

S.D. ALCOHOL

·     Specially denatured ethyl alcohol

 

 

 

·    Astringent

·    Antiseptic

·    Solubilizes fats

 

 

 

·     Drying and irritating

·     Dehydrates moisture and sebum from skin

 

 

 

·     Naturally astringent botanical extracts

·     Oil absorbing clays

 

 

ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES

·     Parfum

·     When the word               ‘fragrance’ is listed it can refer to as many as 15 different fragrances.

 

 

 

·    Disguising odours

·    ‘Signaturing’ products

 

 

 

·     Causes allergies

·     Photosensitizing

 

 

·     Naturally fragrant ingredients

·     Herbal extracts

·     Essential oils

 

 

ARTIFICIAL COLOURS

·     Derived from coal tar

·     Cosmetic red dyes

 

 

·    Colours product

·    Used to indicate ‘skin type’ groupings

 

 

·     Comedogenic

·     Not to be used near the eye area

 

·     Natural colour of ingredients determine the colour

 

 

OCTYL PALMITATE

·     Chemical esters

 

 

 

·    Spreadability

·    Thickening agent

·    Emollient

·    Shaving Creams

 

 

·     Penetrating oil

·     Clogs pores

·     Causes blackheads

·     Respiratory irritant

 

 

 

·     Safflower Oil

 

 

HYDROQUINONE

·     Chemical and plant derived

 

 

 

 

 

·    Bleaching and Depigmenting agent

 

 

·     Carcinogen type III (animals)

·     Toxic

·     Banned in Europe

 

 

·     Arbutin-Lightening Gel

·     Derived from Japanese mushroom

 

 

UROCANIC ACID

·     Derived from animal or vegetable oils

 

 

 

·    Increases ease of  ‘spreadability

·    Often used in sun care preparations

 

 

 

·     Skin irritations

·     Possible carcinogen on contact with the sun

 

 

 

·     Pevonia doesn’t use it

 

FORMALDEHYDE

·     Colourless gas in alcohol

 

 

 

·    Preservative  *Banned in Sweden and Japan

·    Used in nail care preparations

 

 

 

 

·     Irritates skin and mucous membranes

·     Possible carcinogen

 

 

·     Uses food grade preservatives

·     Vitamin E as an antioxidant

·     Propolis

 

 

SODIUM LAURYL SULPHATE

·     SLS

 

 

 

·     A detergent used to create foam i.e. bubble baths, toothpaste

 

 

·      Dehydrates the skin due to degreasing ability.

·      Irritates the skin, may cause Eczema

 

 

 

·      Saponaria (Soapwort) & Sodium Olefin Sulphate (derived from oat)

 

 

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