Our "Never-Ever" List
At Jordan Essentials, we believe you and your family deserve healthy skin and a healthy life - that's why we're firmly committed to bringing you nontoxic, natural products.
Here's why: Your skin is not only an organ, but also the largest organ in your body. It protects your body's more sensitive organs, immune system, and nervous system.
Sadly, the FDA poorly regulates the skincare and beauty product industry, and many of the chemicals commonly used to preserve your products can also harm your skin. That's why we'll NEVER-EVER include these:
Aluminum - Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate is often added as an anti-caking ingredient and can be toxic to the nervous system and contribute to respiratory problems.
Gluten - While this wheat-based protein doesn't affect everyone, to protect those with gluten sensitivities, we've made sure to leave gluten out of our products.
Isopropyl Alcohol - Although often used as a disinfectant and DIY toner, this ingredient can cause respiratory complications, gastrointestinal problems, skin irritation, and more.
Mineral Oil - Sure, it's the key ingredient in the Baby oil our mothers used, but it's an occlusive agent, which means it blocks the pores and disrupts the skin's natural respiration process. A 2011 Journal of Women's Health study reported that "mineral oil hydrocarbons are the greatest contaminant of the human body."
Parabens - Cosmetic companies add parabens to their products to preserve them from bacteria, yeast, and mold, but some studies have linked this preservative to breast cancer.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) - These chemicals, though found in almost all cosmetic products, can irritate your skin, lungs, and eyes. This can also easily form carcinogens when they interact with other chemicals.