In creating the highest quality, safest and most ethically responsible products, there are certain ingredients that we avoid in the development and manufacture of our products. Here are some main ingredients that we do not use.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a detergent and surfactant which essentially means that it breaks surface tension and separates molecules in order to allow better interaction between the product and your skin or hair. It has been found to be an irritant, and as such is not used in any Mismo products, as all of our products are developed for sensitive skin.
Parabens are a group of preservatives that stop bacteria, fungus and other microbes from growing in personal care products. They are commonly listed as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben. Although there is debate over their safety, Mismo choses to use other preservatives to keep our products fresh and microbe free.
Microbeads are small, plastic particles often used in personal care and cosmetics products as an exfoliant. These small pieces of plastic are non-biodegradable and are extremely damaging to the environment as well as animal and human life. Mismo does not use microbeads in any of our products.
Mismo believes that we don’t need to test on animals to create great products. All of our products are cruelty free and ethically produced. In fact, our Mismo MSM is a fantastic supplement to give to your pets! It has been used in the equine industry for many years to help maintain a healthy, glowing coat and for join health.
Benzoyl Peroxide is an industrial chemical, often used in the treatment of acne. This harsh chemical often causes itching, irritation and redness of the skin, and is often the culprit of stained or bleached linen. Mismo uses naturally derived and highly effective acne treatments in its place that are safe for sensitive skin and will not stain your towels.
Alcohols such as ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol and methanol are often used in skin care products as a preservative, to make creams feel lighter, and to help with the penetration of other ingredients into your skin. However, these alcohols often damage your skin’s protective barrier allowing moisture to escape, and can also cause irritation and dryness. Mismo does not use any of these alcohols in our products, however we do use Cetearyl Alcohol, which is a fatty alcohol derived from vegetables, which helps protect your skin and keep moisture in.
Mismo doesn’t not use any artificial colours in our products. The colour of all products comes naturally from the ingredients we use in them.
Artificial fragrances can cause irritation and even in the case of some essential oils, can permeate the skin. As we develop our products to be safe for people with skin issues and sensitivity, we do not use any artificial fragrances and use only a very minimal amount of natural fragrance in a hand full of products.
MiSMo Body Care
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