Our Commitment to Conscious Skincare: Ingredients We Avoid

At Remake, we are dedicated to providing skincare that's not just effective but also safe and conscientiously crafted. Our journey goes beyond enhancing your beauty routine; it's about delivering products that are thoughtful in both formulation and impact. In this commitment, we consciously choose to exclude certain ingredients commonly found in skincare products. These ingredients, though widely used in the industry, have potential implications for both your skin's health and the environment. Below, we detail the ingredients we avoid and our reasons for doing so.

  • What They Are: Parabens are synthetic preservatives widely used in cosmetics to inhibit bacteria and mould growth.

  • Why We Avoid Them: We avoid parabens due to their potential endocrine-disrupting effects, which might interfere with hormone function. Concerns about their link to skin irritation and more serious health risks have been raised. We prioritize safer, natural preservatives to ensure product safety and integrity.
  • What They Are: Silicones are synthetic polymers used in skincare to create a smooth texture and fill in fine lines.

  • Why We Avoid Them: Silicones are excluded from our products because they can trap dirt and sebum, potentially leading to clogged pores and acne. Their non-biodegradable nature also raises environmental concerns. We opt for ingredients that allow the skin to breathe and maintain natural processes.
Sulphates (SLS/SLES)
  • What They Are: Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) are detergents that create lather in cleansers and shampoos.

  • Why We Avoid Them: We avoid sulphates as they can strip the skin of natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Their harsh cleansing nature can disrupt the skin's natural balance. We choose gentler alternatives that cleanse effectively without compromising skin health.
  • What They Are: DEA, TEA, and MEA are chemicals used as emulsifiers and foam boosters in cosmetics.

  • Why We Avoid Them: These ingredients are avoided due to their potential to form harmful compounds and disrupt the normal functioning of the skin. Their use raises concerns about skin sensitivity and long-term health effects. We prioritize ingredients that are both safe and effective.
  • What They Are: Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to increase the flexibility and durability of plastics in cosmetics.

  • Why We Avoid Them: Phthalates are excluded because of their potential role in hormonal disruptions and their links to reproductive health issues. Our commitment to health and wellness drives our choice to use phthalate-free formulations in all our products.
  • What They Are: Oxybenzone is a chemical used in many sunscreens for its effective UV protection.

  • Why We Avoid Them: We avoid oxybenzone due to concerns about its allergenic potential and its impact on the environment, particularly marine ecosystems. We believe in providing sun protection that is both skin and eco-friendly.
  • What They Are: Talc is a mineral used in various powders for its moisture-absorbing properties.

  • Why We Avoid Them: Concerns about talc include potential contamination with harmful substances and its impact on respiratory health. We opt for safer alternatives to ensure our products are both effective and non-irritating.
EU Allergens
  • What It Means: Following EU allergen-free standards, our products are carefully formulated without any of the 26 common allergens specified by the European Union. This list includes certain fragrances and preservatives that are known to cause skin sensitivities. While we do use fragrances to enhance the sensory experience of our products, we carefully select these to ensure they are free from these common allergens. Ingredients typically avoided include specific essential oils and fragrance compounds such as cinnamal, eugenol, and isoeugenol, along with preservatives like methylisothiazolinone.

  • Why We Avoid Them: Our commitment to EU allergen-free standards is driven by our dedication to creating skincare that is safe, gentle, and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. By avoiding these 26 allergens, we ensure our products minimize the risk of irritation and allergic reactions, while still providing a pleasant and luxurious user experience.
  • What It Means: Our gluten-free commitment means that our skincare products are formulated without ingredients derived from gluten-containing grains like wheat, rye, and barley. This approach ensures the exclusion of commonly known gluten sources in skincare, catering to those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivities, or anyone preferring to avoid gluten in their skincare routine.

  • Why We Avoid Them: We choose gluten-free ingredients to provide a skincare range that is inclusive and safe for all, including those with specific dietary restrictions or skin sensitivities. By steering clear of gluten-containing ingredients, we uphold our standard of care and consideration, ensuring our products meet the needs of a diverse range of customers.

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