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  • Eco-friendly ingredients

    Posted by Rimshah on April 4, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Hi guys! Could you please suggest eco-friendly ingredients in replacement of these two: ethylhexylglycerin and hydroxyacetophenone. According to ewg, these are harmful to aquatic life. 
    One more thing, according to ewg Propanediol is skin irritant, causes genotoxicity and endocrine disruptor. How true is that? 
    Thanks in advance! :) 

    graillotion replied 1 year, 7 months ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • camel

    April 4, 2022 at 1:29 am
    You will find that most people on this forum do not like EWG. It is not a great source as they label many ingredients that have been proven safe and effective as “harmful.” 

    Propanediol is used in many baby shampoos and baby lotions. EWG notes that the health risks in cosmetics are low:

    “And after a panel of experts working for the Cosmetic Ingredient Review analyzed current data on propanediol, they found it to be safe when used in cosmetics.

    In a study of topical propanediol on human skin, researchers only found evidence of irritation in a very low percentage of people.”

    (I am not an expert/professional)

  • esthetician922

    April 4, 2022 at 5:15 am

    EWG is biased and makes money by spreading false information and fear.


  • abdullah

    April 4, 2022 at 8:18 am

    What type of ingredient do you want?

    Do you want preservative, solvent, antioxidant, anti irritation or another category?

  • philgeis

    April 4, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    Please stop reading EWG - it’s garbage - as bad as the scare-mongering “endocrine disruptor”  STOP!

    CIR is the best ref for human safety.  https://www.cir-safety.org/

    For environmental safety - you should consider dose and fate.   Stuff goes down the drain diluted subject to immediate biodegradation - then to sewage treatment and biodegradation in the context, diluted again and the water discharged/diluted.

    “Eco-friendly” is a meaningless, marketing term.

  • graillotion

    April 5, 2022 at 4:08 am

    I help out on a mommy blogger forum…and sometimes they ask about these agencies…and my pat answer is:

    I would never let the ignorant segment of society dictate how I formulate.

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