Apr 24th, 2011

Posted by in Natural Beauty, Organic Skin Care, Skin Care | 1 Comment

No Phenoxyethanol In Our Natural Skin Care Products – But, It’s In Other “Natural” Lines??

natural-skin-care-products-dropper-and-bottleWhile there are many skin care products that claim to be “natural” or “synthetic free” not many really are all that pure when you actually read the labels and decode the long list of often hard to pronounce ingredients used.

For example, there are quite a few companies that tout their skin care products as being natural, yet, still use ingredients, like Phenoxyethanol that aren’t natural in any way.

Phenoxyethanol is actually considered suspect enough to have been banned in Europe.  Even the US FDA (The United States Food And Drug Administration), issued this statement about it:

“Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea”.

Remember, the skin is our largest organ, so we chose NOT to have Phenoxyethanol in Sevani natural skin care products as the risks it presents to the skin and the body as a whole are not worth it in our opinion.

Now, the FDA has also set forth what it considers to be “safe” limits for the use of this product, and, many people, both consumers and skin care product manufacturers alike, feel that Phenoxyethanol is an awesome preservative and can be used with great effect.  However, in my opinion, any skin care product that uses Phenoxyethanol shouldn’t be allowed to label itself as natural because its misleading to consumers, and often, getting them to pay more for a substandard product that isn’t even advertising with honesty.

Luckily, you’ll never find Phenoxyethanol, or any other synthetic ingredients in Sevani’s line of natural skin care products.  Instead, we use amino acid based preservatives that not only maintain the integrity of our products over time, but also provides improved collagen synthesis and other benefits for the skin as well!

There’s really no reason to mess around with skin care products made with toxic ingredients like Phenoxyethanol.  Protect yourself and your skin by using truly natural and organic skin care products made by companies you can trust, like Sevani.

We believe in truth in labeling at Sevani, and we’ll never use chemicals like Phenoxyethanol in our skin care products.  This way, you can naturally care for your skin with the confidence of Sevani’s honestly natural skin care products!

  1. Mykah Wilson says:

    Just read this post and had to say THANK YOU! You saved me from wasting my money on yet another products that tries to say its “natural” and non toxic when it’s actually not.

    Much appreciated.

    Thank you too for creating skin care products that ARE actually natural. Hoping to find something for my sensitive skin as shaving can be a real bitch some days.

    Take care and hope you keep fighting the good fight against all these huge companies trying to pull the wool over all of our eyes.



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