Not to toot our own horn, but I am so happy that GOLDFADEN MD products are free of Butylene Glycol. This petroleum derived ingredient seems to still be in most skincare products. Even lines that consider themselves “natural” are still using it. People, Butylene Glycol is petroleum! Would you dip your hand into a vat of crude oil and spread it on your face?
Although no real side effects have been proven from use of petroleum based products, many naturalists do not want to even tempt fate. Butylene Glycol always rates pretty low on the hazardous scale(1-3) depending on the test, but it’s still hard to get over the fact that we’re putting dirty oil on our skin and it is getting absorbed. As I mentioned last week about 80% of what is applied to your skin is absorbed. Petroleum based products may not make you sick but they are certainly not making you healthier. Petroleum derived ingredients can clog pores, causing your skin to not be able to breathe and if you’re a sensitive skin type, you could really have problems.
There are few skincare brands that offer butylene glycol free products. A great place to shop for these is on Saffronrouge.com. While they mostly carry organic products they have an amazing assortment of products for skin and hair. And of course GOLDFADEN MD does not use any of the black listed ingredients.
I urge you to read labels and look up ingredients that you may not recognize, you might just save your life. Keep it clean!!