Nirvana Botanique was started with the idea of enabling people to reduce their exposure to unwanted-harsh chemicals.
- Our products contain no alcohol, sulphates, artificial fragrances and parabens that are easily absorbed by the skin and into the bloodstream.
- Our products do not contain any animal ingredients.
- Natural preservatives like Vitamin E and Wheatgerm Oil are used to increase the life of the products.
Dangers of Sulphates in Cosmetics
Sulphates play a role in significantly weakening the hair follicles and hair strands when used for a prolonged period of time. When this happens, it makes the hair brittle and prone to breakage.
Benefits of using a Sulfate Free Product:
1: Reduces the chances of developing irritation or inflammation on skin/scalp
People with sensitive skin/scalp often experience inflammation from products containing Sulphates. This irritation often causes a person’s skin/scalp to become itchy, sore and unbearable to manage until it subsides.
2: Increases moisture retention within the skin/hair
When you use a product containing Sulphates, your skin/hair may lose the ability to retain moisture over time. Sulfate free sproducts, on the other hand, gently cleans your skin, scalp & hair.
3: Improves and retains the hair’s important natural oils
The hair follicles produce plenty of natural oils that help keep the hair moisturized and healthy. However, the oilstripping properties of sulfate often strip these natural oils out of hair, causing the hair to become brittle, dry and unmanageable. Sulfate free shampoos do not strip the naturals oils that are important for healthy hair.
4: Retains hair color in dyed hair for longer periods of time
Sulphates strip out the pigmentation/color from your hair. Sulfate free shampoo doesn’t do that. That way, you can enjoy your dyed hair for longer periods of time.
5: Prevents the skin & scalp from absorbing harmful chemicals
Did you know that studies found that sulfate can eventually be absorbed by the liver? When this happens, it mimics estrogen found in the body, which could potentially cause hormonal issues in people.
Nirvana Botanique offers Sulphate Free
- Face Washes
- Shower Gels/Body Wash
- Soaps/Bathing Bars
Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics
Many commercial products contain the below harmful chemicals. Check your labels
- Parabens: Used in a variety of cosmetics as preservatives (shampoos, sunscreens, lotions, stc). Suspected endocrine disrupters and may interfere with male reproductive functions. They mimic estrogens, which have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive problems.
- Parfum (a.k.a. synthetic fragrance): Any mixture of fragrance ingredients used in a variety of cosmetics — even in some products marketed as “unscented.” Some fragrance ingredients can trigger allergies and asthma. Some linked to cancer and neurotoxicity. Some harmful to fish and other wildlife.
- There are over 500 potential chemicals that can be used under the single name “fragrance” found on the label of many products, not just perfumes and colognes. Fragrances are found in “air fresheners,” room deodorizers, cosmetics, fabric softeners, laundry detergents, candles, and many other places. Manufacturers are not required to list ingredients on the labels of these products, nor do they have to reveal the specific ingredients that qualify as “fragrance” to regulating authorities because they are protected as trade secrets.
- Some of the most common chemicals in perfumes are ethanol, acetaldehyde, benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, a-pinene, acetone, benzyl alcohol, ethyl acetate, linalool, a-terpinene, methylene chloride, styrene oxide, etc
- PEG compounds: Used in many cosmetic cream bases. Can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer. Also for related chemical propylene glycol and other ingredients with the letters “eth” (e.g., polyethylene glycol).
- BHA and BHT: Used mainly in moisturizers and makeup as preservatives. Suspected endocrine disruptors and may cause cancer (BHA). Harmful to fish and other wildlife.
- Petrolatum: Used in some hair products for shine & as a moisture barrier in some lip balms, lip sticks and moisturizers. A petroleum product that can be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which may cause cancer.
- Coal tar dyes: In addition to coal tar dyes, natural and inorganic pigments are also used in cosmetics. Potential to cause cancer and may be contaminated with heavy metals toxic to the brain.
- DEA-related ingredients: Used in creamy and foaming products, such as moisturizers and shampoos. Can react to form nitrosamines, which may cause cancer. Harmful to fish & other wildlife. Look also for related chemicals MEA & TEA.
- Dibutyl phthalate: Used as a plasticizer in some nail care products. Suspected endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxicant. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.
- Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives: Look for DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine and quarternium-15. Used in a variety of cosmetics. Slowly release small amounts of formaldehyde, which causes cancer.
- Siloxanes: Look for ingredients ending in “-siloxane” or “-methicone.” Used in a variety of cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten. Suspected endocrine disrupter & reproductive toxicant (cyclotetrasiloxane). Harmful to fish & other wildlife.
Triclosan: Used in antibacterial cosmetics, such as toothpastes, cleansers and antiperspirants. Suspected endocrine disrupter and may contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.