At Mayhem by Nature we want to make sure that you know exactly what we put into our products and why. Browse the information below to learn more. Check in often as we add new products with different ingredients.
When making a product that contains two ingredients that don't mix well together, like oil and water, an emulsifier is needed. The emulsifier works to form a homogenous mixture.With much research, we found a couple of natural emulsifiersthat we prefer using.
This product is ECOCERT approved and covered by a Mass Balance Certificate from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
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This product is ECOCERT approved and COSMOS-validated
Co-Emulsifiers are used to stabalize emulsions, like a lotion, and works to improve its viscosity. It also acts as a thickening agent.
Cetyl Alcohol is one of two co-emulsifiers that we use in our lotion formula. It is not considered one of our natural ingredients and makes up 1.5% of our total lotion formula. Cetyl alcohol is vegetable based and deemed safe for use in cosmetics.
For more information on this ingredient or others found on cosmetic labels, please browse https://www.chemicalsafetyfacts.org
Cetearyl Alcohol is one of two co-emulsifiers that we use in our lotion formula. It is not considered one of our natural ingredients and makes up 1.5% of our total lotion formula. Cetearyl alcohol is vegetable based and deemed safe for use in cosmetics.
For more information on this ingredient or others found on cosmetic labels, please browse cosmeticsinfo.org
Once water is introduced to the list of ingredients in a cosmetic product, it needs a preservative if we want it to stay fresh and safe. This is because microorganisms grow readily in water. There's a lot of misinformation out there and differing opinions about the use of preservatives. You can read what Mayhem by Nature thinks of preservatives in this blog post. We made the decision to use preservatives in our products for your safey. With much research, we found a few natural preservatives that we felt comfortable using.
Before we go on to list these preservatives, we want to share an organization that we think is worth taking a look into.
ECOCERT primarily certifies food and food products, but also certifies cosmetics, detergents, perfumes, and textiles. The company inspects about 70% of the organic food industry in France and about 30% worldwide. ECOCERT is also a leading certifier of fair trade food, cosmetics and textiles as per ECOCERT Fair Trade standards.
Mayhem by Nature has chosen to use preservatives that have been ECOCERT approved.
Other trade names include Mikrokill ECT, Geogard ECT and Plantaserv M.
It is a non-paraben, non-formaldehyde, non-isothiazolone based preservative system. It is a widely accepted broad spectrum preservative that protects against the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast. Cruelty Free and Vegan Friendly. This is a broad spectrum preservative which contains four different components: Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin and Sorbic Acid. These molecules are all found in nature in plants such as pine resin, rowan berries and willow bark.
Geogard 221 / Cosgard
Non-paraben, non-formaldehyde, non isothiazolone based preservative system. Broad spectrum anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, it, therefore, stops the spread of bacteria, yeasts, and molds. It is is a synergistic blend of an organic acid and alcohol. This preservative contains Dehydroacetic Acid and Benzyl Alcohol. Both are organic compounds which are accepted for use in natural cosmetics.
Broad spectrum natural perservation system. It comes in powder form and will not jeopardize stability like most of the other natural or alternative preservatives. It is a combination of a naturally occurring food additive glucono delta lactone and food grade preservative sodium benzoate, which is the sodium salt of benzoic acid, along with a trace amount of calcium gluconate as a processing agent.
*Causes PH drift