Chemical Irritants

We develop and manufacture skin care products for people who need, or want, to avoid many of the common chemical irritants found in ordinary skin care products. Ingredients that are recognized as common irritants are used in ordinary product formulations because they serve a purpose. Read the product label if you need, or want, to avoid them. Because our products are free of these common irritants, they may be used by those with sensitive skin. You will find our products superior in terms of quality, effectiveness and value. Ideal for use by the entire family.


Dyes are used to tint skin products to disguise the undesirable color of an ingredient, are added to more closely match skin colors, or to tint the product for consumer appeal. Examples of possible irritating dyes are:

  • D&C Yellow #11
  • FD&C Blue #1
  • FD&C Yellow #5 (also known as tartrazine)



Fragrance adds to consumer appeal and may be used to cover up undesirable odors for some ingredients. Examples of fragrances are:

  • Benzaldehyde
  • Cologne
  • Herbal Extracts
  • Masking Fragrance
  • Perfume
  • Plant, flower, fruit, nut oils


Formaldehyde Releasers

Formaldehyde releasers preserve a product against bacterial, mold and fungus contamination. Unfortunately, formaldehyde also causes irritation and allergic problems for some people. Examples of formaldehyde releasers:

  • Bronopol
  • Diazolidinyl Urea
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • MDM Hydantoin
  • Quaternium 15



Surfactants serve several functions but are best known for their cleaning or detergent use; in addition they are used for improved foaming action in many personal care products. Unfortunately, some surfactants are known skin sensitizers and or skin irritants.

Examples of these surfactants include:

  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Parabens are preservatives that guard against mold, fungus, or bacteria growth. Examples of parabens are:

  • Benzylparaben
  • Butylparaben
  • Ethylparaben
  • Methylparaben
  • Propylparaben


Lanolin & Derivatives

Lanolin and derivatives contribute properties to skin products that help moisturize. Lanolin is not a pure product but a complex combination of many substances which are difficult to separate and may carry over to derivatives. Some of these substances can cause skin irritation to sensitive skin, and may produce skin sensitization. Examples of lanolins are:

  • Lanolin (hydrous and anhydrous)
  • Hydrogenated Lanolin
  • Lanolin Alcohol
  • Wool Fat
  • Wool Wax
  • Alcohols (Wool Alcohol)


Irritating Preservatives

Irritating preservatives also used to prevent microbial growth, unfortunately by their own nature, cause irritation to the skin of many people. Preservatives are the second most common cause of cosmetic allergic contact dermatitis. Examples of irritating preservatives are:

  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone