Is There Anti-freeze In Your Deodorant? December 01 2013, 0 Comments

Deodorants seem harmless enough sitting on the shelf in your medicine cabinet, but looks can be deceiving. Hidden in many deodorants -- EVEN SOME LEADING NATURAL BRANDS -- are some pretty icky chemicals that the manufacturers think are okay for you to place on your body everyday. Aluminum is already a well-known bad ingredient in many chemical deodorants, but now some formerly natural brands are including propylene glycol, a petrochemical best known as anti-freeze.

Deodorants man applying deodorantwith propylene glycol simply aren't a great choice. Propylene glycol is a petrochemical used as a humectant to stop products from drying out, but research from the American Academy of Dermatologists suggests that this ingredient is a skin irritant linked with several allergies and is an especially poor choice for those with eczema. 

Propylene glycol is often used in personal care products because it is a cheap byproduct of gasoline production and helps give products a slippery texture that consumers enjoy. Although it is considered a safe ingredient in small doses by the FDA it is still a petrochemical and therefore doesn't meet Sydelle Cosmetics' standard for a natural, non-filler ingredient.

There are many plant-based extracts including stearic acid that help make products easier to apply and offer added skin benefits without the negative impact on the environment.

Stearic acid is found naturally in the outer protective layer of our skin, and is an elemental building block in the lipid layers of your skin. These fatty layers form a shield against pathogens and germs and help keep skin well-hydrated. pampered Pits is also the best natural deodorant because stearic acid helps the product maintain the ideal pH-balance for your skin.

Stearic acid can come from animal sources, but the vast majority of stearic acid used in natural beauty products and soaps comes from plant sources like many natural oils which include extremely high levels of the amazing emollient. At Sydelle Cosmetics all of our stearic acid comes from plants.

Deodorants with propylene glycol simply aren't a great choice. Propylene glycol is a petrochemical used as a humectant to stop products from drying out, but research from the American Academy of Dermatologists suggests that this ingredient is a skin irritant linked with several allergies and is an especially poor choice for those with eczema. 

Propylene glycol is often used in personal care products because it is a cheap byproduct of gasoline production and helps give products a slippery texture that consumers enjoy. Although it is considered a safe ingredient in small doses by the FDA it is still a petrochemical and therefore doesn't meet Sydelle Cosmetics' standard for a natural, non-filler ingredient.

There are many plant-based extracts including stearic acid that help make products easier to apply and offer added skin benefits without the negative impact on the environment.

Stearic acid is found naturally in the outer protective layer of our skin, and is an elemental building block in the lipid layers of your skin. These fatty layers form a shield against pathogens and germs and help keep skin well-hydrated. pampered Pits is also the best natural deodorant because stearic acid helps the product maintain the ideal pH-balance for your skin.

Stearic acid can come from animal sources, but the vast majority of stearic acid used in natural

Propylene Glycolbeauty products and soaps comes from plant sources like many natural oils which include extremely high levels of the amazing emollient. At Sydelle Cosmetics all of our stearic acid comes from plants.

Here Are a Few Oils High in Stearic Acid:

  • Illipe butter (45 percent) Has a shelf life of about two years
  • Kokum butter (42%) Has a product life of roughly one year
  • Mango butter (42%) Has a shelf life of about 2 to three years
  • Shea butter (40%) Has a product life of about two years (used by Sydelle Cosmetics)
  • Cocoa butter (35%) Has a stability of roughly two to five years
  • Coconut oil (34%) Has a shelf life of one and a half to two years. (used by Sydelle Cosmetics)
  • Tamanu oil (13%) Has a shelf life of about 10 to fourteen months
  • Avocado oil (4%) Has a shelf life of one year.

Whenever their is an equally effective natural ingredient, Sydelle Cosmetics promises to use that ingredient and avoid potentially detrimental chemicals and irritants like propylene glycol.as you can see from the list above there are plenty of ingredients that can be added to your deodorant that don't come from the gasoline industry and are still effective.