Did you know ...

Did you know ...

We own an average of 20 products in our bathroom (cream, lotion , gel, shampoo, deodorant , cleansers, foundations, etc...) that we use daily , and it may be a lot more if you are a woman who cares about the way you look.
Have you ever stopped to count them?

In the cosmetics industry, there are thousands of chemicals (registered INCI dictionary) that are used to make our cosmetics.
We invite you to read the ingredient list of your favorite cosmetic product (yes, those letters so small) to make you realise that the cosmetics industry is not just retouched with Photoshop, slogans and promising pictures, but are primarily chemical molecules in a small, continuous exposure are harmful to your health.

As an alternative to this conventional cosmetics, L' ARGANIER promises that all our products are as natural as possible to be free of these chemical ingredients.

PARABENS AND OTHER PRESERVATIVES

90% of the cosmetics that we use contain these chemicals and there is a great controversy with positive and negative studies and recommendations. Parabens are potentially harmful chemical ingredients, the threats posed by many brands like ours decide to replace them with naturally occurring preservatives that are 100% safe.

INCI: Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Pentyl -und Phenylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Glutaraldehyde, Benzalkoniumchloride, Benzethoniumchloride, Cetrimonium Chloride.

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Propylene glycol is an effective solvent and is a common ingredient in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and deodorant sticks. According to the MSDS, propylene glycol is slightly toxic to the skin and eyes and is toxic, if ingested. The compound is absorbed through the skin, which means that the exposure of large areas is similar to those from ingestion symptoms. In particular, propylene glycol causes damage to the central nervous system including the brain and spinal cord. There is also evidence showing that animal has mutagenic properties, which means that can lead to cancer, and it is a teratogen, meaning it causes birth defects.

DEA ( diethanolamine ) , MEA ( monoethanolamine ) , and TEA ( Triethanolamine )

Chemicals for regulating the pH and being soluble, are also highly effective in the skin depth . The amines are amino nitros are highly carcinogenic products if used in combination with nitrates or nitrosating agents. Recent studies proved to be a possible carcinogenic potential alone. TEA may cause allergic reactions, and dry skin.

SLS and SLES

They are the second most commonly used in shampoos and gels after water for their attractive price and they are responsible for the foam ingredients. Deep degreaser, we find them in many industrial cleaning products .

They possess substances to soften and thus leave the false impression that the skin is hydrated. Besides being allergenic, the SLS is rapidly absorbed by the eyes, brain, heart and liver and can cause damage throughout. You can even slow healing process, cause cataracts and interfere with the development of children’s eyes.

SILICONAS

Silicones seal natural hair layers and turn it into tubes, filling the spaces between cuticles. thus, they cannot enter and can alter hair treatments and plasticize hair.

Causes a temporary effect and visual softness and shine; a remote effect of the reality of our hair.

This same negative effect on the scalp and on our skin.

Silicones, with their occlusive effects , can clog the pores of the skin. It has been found that exposure to sweat causes occlusion and skin irritation. Silicones are also not biodegradable and therefore have a strong impact on the environment.

INCI: with the ending- o- Xane cone (if the INCI is in Castilian end in -cone or hexane) x eg dimethicone, amodimethicone, ciclotetraxiloxane, ciclopentaxiloxane.

DYES

These are substances that are used to give the desired colored creams, gels, baths, stains , dyes, etc. . Many of them have proven to be highly carcinogenic and alter the DNA molecules. Their designations include syllables - anilino -o- anilid - (for example, the acetanilid) or by other simpler formulas as HC ( HC Orange 3 ) Acid (Acid Red 73 ) or Pigment (Pigment Green 7 ). The skin becomes hypersensitive and reddened.