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Bio-Organic - Pure Plant Synergy - Made In The UK

 
A Note From The Founder

We have listed below a few of the reasons why we prefer to garden our bodies the natural way here at Mel Millis.

Mel Millis Phytonutri Skincare has been formulated without any of the ingredients listed below. We would simply like to offer our customers a choice. A product which is made containing the best quality certified natural and organic ingredients available. Minus all the ingredients that simply do not need to be there.



Free From Alcohol
Alcohol is usually listed as alcohol denat on the label. It is used as a preservative in skincare products. We do not use it in our skincare as it is known to trigger many skin irritations such as dryness and Rosacea.
 
Free From Artificial Fragrances
Fragrance listed on the label usually means it is synthetic. Many synthetic fragrances often contain hundreds of ingredients which can cause irritations such as pthalates. Synthetic fragrances are known to cause skin sensitivity and headaches.
 

Free From Animal Tested Ingredients

These are often hormone disrupters and impose harm to animals.
Cruelty Free Skincare is part of our ethos.

 
Free From Artificial Colours
Many colours are made from coal tars, coal tars have been found to be carcinogenic and may cause nausea, headaches and fatigue. Twice as much toxic material can be absorbed into the blood stream through our skin as opposed to the oral route. Remember the skin is the biggest organ we have.
 
Free From Emulsifying Wax- Cetearyl Alcohols
These are used to bind water and oil and can clog the pores. They also mimic estragon.
 
Free From Formaldehydes
Widely used as preservatives, these are group 1 carcinogen, they are often found listed as Methylene Oxid, Methanal, Oxomethane, Oxymethyline.
 
Free From GMO's
Genetically modified organisms. Can often contain harmful chemicals.

Free From Methyisothiazolinone ( MI )
A preservative found in skincare, cosmetics and household products, including cleansing wipes and baby wipes. A powerful chemical substance known to cause serious skin reactions. In 2013 The European Society Of Contact Dermatitis recommended that its use in leave on products be discontinued in the interests of consumer safety. 
Free From Parabens (Including Japanese Honeysuckle)
These are used as preservatives and antibacterial. They have been noted as a possible cause for allergic dermatitis. They have also been found in cancerous breast tumours.
 
Free From Petrochemicals
These can inhibit the skins natural moisturising ability by forming an occlusive barrier to the skin, resulting in excessive dryness. They are still used in baby oils and moisturisers. They are a by-product of petroleum crude oil and are possibly carcinogenic. (According to the Agency For research Into Cancer in Geneva).
 
Free From Phenoxyethanol
A preservative used as a replacement for parabens. It is unsuitable for use on the skin as it has been known to cause skin reactions and irritations. It has now been banned by the certified EU organic bodies COSMOS and Ecocert. It is however still being used in many natural and organic brands. Check those labels !
 
Free From Pthalates
These do not appear on most labels as they are often named under the ingredient Parfum, an ingredient descriptive allowed to protect the identity of a formula in a fragrance.There have been serious questions regarding the health implications linked to these.
 
Free From Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates (SLS & SLES)
Irritating and highly allergenic and may be damaging to the immune system. Found in many skincare products such as cleansers to aid foaming.

Free From TEA/ DEA/ MEA
(Triethanolamine, Diethanolomine, Monoethanolamine)

These are normally found in facial cleansers, body washes. They are readily absorbed into the skin. They are hormone disrupting chemicals which according to the Professor of environmental health at the University of Illinois, repeat application to the skin could increase cancer incidence.