Our Products are 100% Chemical Free

These days it seems like you need a degree in chemistry to try and decipher the ingredient list on your skin care products. The big brands know that consumers are demanding more "natural" products and they are taking advantage of the lack of regulation in this area. Currently in North America there are no regulations on skin care products with respect to the word "natural".  What this results in is a product that is chemical laden, and then has a little bit of green tea extract in it, being able to be called "natural".

These same brands have big budgets to be able to bring large marketing campaigns, beautiful packaging, and ideal store and shelf placement. It is easy to get distracted by this an assume that these products are safe and good for you because it is touted as their new "naturals" line.

Eco Chic Movement is committed to bringing you 100% chemical free products. The NO List on our products makes it easy for you to see what's not in our products, no smoke and mirrors here!

All Eco Chic Movement products are Free From:

Parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl)- The most widely used preservative in cosmetics. Parabens, like phthalates, are commonly hidden in products under the umbrella term of “fragrance”. Parabens are easily absorbed through the skin and have an affinity for fatty tissues such as the breast. They also have the ability to mimic estrogen in the body and are classified as a hormone disruptor. Dr Philippa Darbre is one of the key researchers in this field. Her 2004 study found parabens in human breast tumour samples. http://www.reading.ac.uk/biologicalsciences/about/staff/p-d-darbre.aspx. We use a 100% plant based preservative that is broad spectrum against viruses, bacteria, mould, yeast and fungus. This eco preservative allows our products to have a 1 year shelf life!

Phthalates- Used in creams and lotions as emulsifying agents (emulsifying agents are substances that facilitate the mixing of oil and water). They can be hidden under the label “fragrance”, as fragrance recipes are considered trade secrets and do not have to be disclosed. Phthalates have been shown to disrupt hormone levels, cause DNA damage and have been linked to birth defects. You won't find any questionable fragrances in our products, which are scented with 100% essential oils.

Sulfates- These are the substances responsible for those thick, sudsy lathers that you love! Unfortunately they are a well known skin and eye irritant and are frequently contaminated with with 1,4-dioxin, a known carcinogen. At Eco Chic Movement, we use vegetable oils, vegetable emulsifying wax and proper packaging to get you the lather that you crave, while keeping chemicals out of your products.

Synthetic Preservatives- These preservatives work by releasing small amounts of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a well known carcinogen.

Petroleum Products- Also know as petroleum jelly or mineral oil jelly. Petrolatum is restricted in skin care products in the Europen Union. Petroleum products are frequently contaminated with PAHs- polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. PAHs are chemicals associated with petroleum products that are known to cause cancer