FAQs

What are parabens and phthalates?

Parabens are a synthetic compound used in a variety of cosmetic and personal grooming products. They are believed to contribute to cancer, and harm male reproductive health. Parabens have also been linked to breast cancer. The E.U. banned them in 2012. But they are still legal in the U.S., and many other parts of the world that manufacture cosmetic products.

Phthalates are a group of chemicals that are especially prominent in male fragrances and aftershaves. Research has linked phthalates to breast cancer, neurological issues, asthma, diabetes, and male fertility issues.

 

For further Scientific Literature on Parabens and Phthalates:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041008X98985441

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jat.958/abstract;jsessionid=41764FFE37135C5D181C38CCC822B06F.f03t01

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890623808002682

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1438463907001125

http://link.springer.com/article/10.2478/s13382-011-0022-2

 

How can I tell if my current grooming products contain parabens or phthalates?

Almost always, you can’t. If you look at the ingredients on almost any cologne or aftershave, it will probably list “fragrance” or “parfum” as an ingredient. By law, companies don’t have to tell you what is in a “fragrance/parfum”. These are considered trade secrets. It is often considered wise to avoid any product that has “fragrance” in it. (This is mostly all men’s grooming products). Our elixir has no “fragrance” in the ingredient list. We are completely transparent.

 

What’s in your product?

Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis Virginiana), Phenoxyethanol, Organic White Willow Bark Extract (Salix Alba), Glycerin, Tea Tree Leaf Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia), Polysorbate 20, Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA