Here is what is not in our products and a little bit about why it's so important to us that they aren't:
The following are only a few chemicals and additives commonly used in products for both babies and adults. Many products have not only these chemicals but hundreds more. Marlee & Noah have none.
Parabens (preservatives in shampoos, lotions and most personal care products) can mimic estrogen in the body. Excess estrogen in the body can increase the risk of breast cancer.
In addition, a study done in 2002 by Dr. S. Oishi in Tokyo concluded that newborn male babies exposed to Parabens “adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system."
A report done by our own EPA, stated that Parabens can mimic your own body’s hormones and can have endocrine-disrupting action when they are rubbed into your body. These disruptors interfere with your endocrine system, your hypothalamus, your ovaries, your thyroid and virtually every system in your body.
Sodium Laurel and Sodium Laureth
These particular sulfates (lathering agents in shampoos and body washes) have been shown to produce eye and/or skin irritation. Research by OSHA and CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association) concludes that they are a known carcinogen (low levels of carcinogen 1,4-dioxane) and irritant.
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in the making of polyvinyl plastics but are common in personal care products including shampoos and lotions. Exposure to these chemicals has been linked to:
* Adverse effects on genital development of male fetuses in utero
* Premature breast development in young girls
* Affects on puberty functions
Why not choose a product that comes straight from nature and whose ingredients are actually beneficial?