Our company started from parents who wanted to provide the best skin care for their family that was free of harsh chemicals and common allergens. Our youngest daughter developed severe allergies when she was a baby. We found it very difficult to find allergy free food, let alone skincare products. Soy and nut oils, such as shea butter and almond oil, are used extensively in skincare, yet they are common allergens. When you start reading product ingredients, you quickly realize how many known allergens and cancer causing ingredients there truly are. Research has shown, lifestyle and the environment can impact our health. Some experts say about 55% of what you put on your skin can end up in your bloodstream. That is very important to know when deciding on what skin care products to use.
Until you start reading food and cosmetic labels, you have no idea how prevalent common allergens are used in everyday products. This makes it very difficult and dangerous for those with allergies, especially for those allergic to soy and nuts. According to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, the eight most common food allergies, which account for 90% of the food allergies in the United States, are:
- Dairy allergies
- Soy allergies
- Wheat allergies
- Shellfish allergies
- Fish allergies
- Peanut allergies
- Tree nut allergies
- Egg allergies
None of our products contain soy, wheat, peanuts, eggs, fish, or tree nuts (except coconuts). Whether coconut should be considered a tree nut is a matter of some controversy. The FDA mandates that coconut be considered a tree nut for labeling purposes; however, as the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network notes, coconut allergies are exceedingly rare, with fewer than 10 reported cases. We believe the benefits of coconut oil on the skin, far out ways the risks of allergic reactions.
We are also GMO free. GMO stands for genetically modified organism. GMOs are essentially living organisms that have been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, creating combinations that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
Another thing to keep a look out for are parabens. Parabens are chemicals used as a preservative to prolong the shelf life to prevent mold and bacterial growth. Parabens are fully capable of penetrating the skin and remaining in body tissue. While using one product containing parabens may not be harmful in and of itself, it is important to consider the toxicological effects of combined exposures over time. Thankfully there are products out there including our own who create products without the use of these potentially harmful chemicals.
We are happy to provide hypoallergenic skincare products for your whole family. We believe in a holistic approach to skin care and health and feel passionate about sharing our amazing products with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.