Cosmetic Substances We Don’t Use

There are many substances allowed for use in organic skincare that we don’t consider beneficial for the skin. To understand the difference between the LE PURE products, we need to examine which substances we don’t use and why.

As already mentioned, we don’t consider chemically modified fats beneficial for the skin, although they are used by every single organic skincare brand today.

Chemically Modified Fats and Substances

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Cetearyl Glucoside
  • Cetearyl Olivate
  • Cetyl Palmitate
  • Glyceryl Caprylate
  • Glyceryl Stearate Citrate
  • Sorbitan Olivate
  • Sucrose Polystearate
  • Glycerin
  • Xanthan Gum

and many more

Natural Waxes

While waxes are of natural origin, their dense nature makes them incompatible with the skin and they create a layer on the skin surface. They are mainly used to create the emulsion in cosmetic formulations or to keep the product from melting at warmer temperatures.

  • Cera Alba (Beeswax)
  • Lanolin (Wool wax)
  • Candelia wax
  • Carnauba wax
  • Rice bran wax
  • Sunflower wax
  • Myrica fruit wax

and many more

Synthetic Substances

Conventional skincare uses many synthetic substances. These ingredients are not recognized by the skin and can either be stored in the skin or interfere with the skin’s natural functions. There are numerous studies that some of them can also disrupt the hormone system of the body.

The following ingredients are just a few examples as there are hundreds of synthetic substances in skincare products:

  • Preservatives: Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone
  • Petroleum derivatives: Mineral oil, Petrolatum, Petroleum Jelly
  • Polymers: Dimethicone, Acrylates Copolymer, Carbomer, Nylon
  • Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA)
  • Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Stearalkonium Chloride
  • Triclosan
  • Synthetic Colors
  • Synthetic Fragrances