Ingredients Know How

KEY BADDIES IN STANDARD PRODUCTS – LOOK OUT FOR THESE AND AVOID

Pinks Boutique Organic Luxury Skin Care is free from all of these so when you embrace the Pinks Boutique lifestyle you are avoiding these for you and your family.

BUTYL, ETHYL, METHYL & PROPYL PARABEN (PRESERVATIVES)
used as inhibitors of microbial growth, to extend shelf life of products. Widely used in cleansers and moisturisers – they cause gastric irritation, numbing of the mouth and many allergic reactions and skin rashes. They particularly affect asthma sufferers.

MINERAL OIL, LIQUID PARAFFIN
Petroleum by-products that coat the skin, clogging the pores. slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature ageing. used in many products because it is cheap – baby oil is 100% mineral oil. Have a good look at the ingredients in all cleansers, moisturisers and baby products.

PETROLATUM & PETROLEUM JELLY
mineral oil jelly which interferes with the body’s own natural moisturising mechanism, leading to dry skin and chapping. appears in lip-gloss, lipstick, lip balm – we are being sold products that actually create the very conditions they claim to alleviate.

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (PEG) POTENTIALLY CARCINOGENIC PETROLEUM
ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin’s natural moisture factor. can increase the appearance of ageing and leave you more vulnerable to bacteria. used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease also used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners.

PROPYLENE GLYCOL (PG) & BUTYLENE GLYCOL
gaseous hydrocarbons which in a liquid state act as “surfactants” (wetting agents and solvents). They easily penetrate the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure. commonly used in cleansers, moisturisers, body lotions, foundations etc. used in industrial anti-freeze and hydraulic brake fluid. Pg is strong enough to remove barnacles from boats.

METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE (MI)
a preservative which is permitted for use under European regulation but believed by leading dermatologists to be causing a dramatic rise in contact dermatitis- eczema caused by skin contact with a topical allergen.

SODIUM LAURYL SULPHATE
Will be in all your shampoos, bubble baths, toothpastes and children’s body washes. it is also used in engine degreasers, car washes and floor cleaner. it is a cheap foam and thickener and is what makes bubbles. you may be used to them and like them having grown up with them but do you really need engine degreaser in your bath?

COLOUR/FRAGRANCES
causes sensitivity, skin irritation and can be cancer causing. if you see the word Parfum listed in your ingredients- this alone can be up to 150-200 component parts so likely to irritate. That is another 200 ingredients for your skin to potentially absorb and have to deal with.

ANIMAL TESTING
Pinks Boutique just don’t do it. We believe in protecting the bunnies. We do not test on animals, nor any of the ingredient parts.