The unsaturated fats of the oil become saturated and the new substance is not compatible with the skin. Hydrogenated fats are solid substances and need large amounts of water to transform into a cream like consistency. Chemically modified ingredients are often labeled as “natural”, “of natural origin” and even “certified organic”.
We believe that they should not be part of a certified organic product. On a cosmetic label you can identify these types of ingredients by their chemical name e.g. Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, etc.
When we apply a cream with hydrogenated fats and some beneficial plant ingredients, the skin has to dedicate a lot of energy to separate the good ingredients from the bad ones. The skin needs to work very hard during these process and cannot focus its energy on regeneration, purification and protection.
- Cet-, Stea-, -yl, -side, ide
- Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides
- Cetearyl Alcohol
- Cetyl Palmitate
- Xanthan Gum