Ingredients we turn our backs on:

Parabens: All of our products are paraben free. We use alternative preservatives which are approved by the Soil Association for organic use. We’ve read far too much negative press around parabens and their link to life-threatening diseases.

SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate): a harsh detergent whichcan irritate skin and is potentially linked to other health risks. We have found natural and organic alternatives derived from palm kernels and coconuts which we prefer using.

Petrochemicals/mineral oils: some petrochemicals are known and scientifically proven to be toxic so we steer clear of them.

Phthalates: a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals commonly used to render plastics soft and flexible and can be used in cosmetics. However phthalate exposure has been linked to early puberty in girls, a risk factor for later-life breast cancer. www.breastcancerfund.org

Aluminium: used in many antiperspirant/deodorant products there is a prevailing belief around the world that it is linked to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

GM (Genetically Modified): we do not use genetically modified ingredients.

PEG’s (Polyethylene Glycol): can be mild irritants and potentially linked to other health risks.

Animal testing: we do not test on animals.

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT or MI): a powerful preservative used in personal care products. Cosmetics Europe, the European cosmetics trade association, has told its members to remove MI from products that are left on the skin after an explosion in cases of allergic reactions and eczema.

Ingredients that we are proud of

Preservatives: instead of parabens/ Methylisothiazolinone (MIT or MI), we use alternative preservatives which are approved for organic use.

Detergents: instead of SLS, we use mild detergents derived from palm kernels and coconuts, suitable for sensitive skin and skin prone to eczema and psoriasis.

Oils: instead of mineral oils, we use the highest quality botanical oils and essential oils sourced from all cornersof the globe.

Hydrolates/floral waters: we only use true hydrolates which are produced as a by-product of the essential oil distillation process.

GM (Genetically Modified): we do not use genetically modified ingredients.

In essence we strive to avoid ingredients that are linked to any health risks and keep our products as pure and lovely as possible. At Marili Skincare our containers are also made from recyclable plastics. So we hope you love our products as much as we do, as for us our children’s health and well-being and also that of our planet is our top priority.