Did you know that the laws are so loose governing cosmetics that a company can purchase pre-preserved ingredients to use in their products and they are not required to disclose what those preservatives are? We came across this problem when we were re-formulating. Our formula called for Certified Organic Aloe and all the certificates we were receiving had Aloe that had already been preserved with Methylparabens and Propylparabens. When we called our Organic Specialist to find another Aloe Farm, she informed us that one simply did not exist. All manufacturers were pulling from the same resources, she told us.
So, what did we do? We certified our own Aloe Farm. The results? Amazing, pure, therapeutic grade Aloe, that had not been pre-preserved or water downed. Our Aloe is delivered to our plant within in 6 hours of a production batch, we then preserve the entire batch with acceptable food grade, kosher preservatives.
Did you also know that any product that contains Aloe or water must be properly preserved?
Aloe and water are breeding grounds for bacteria and mold. If you pick up a product that contains either Aloe or Water and they do not list a preservative, you can be sure that they are using pre-preserved hidden ingredients and Alcohol alone is not a sufficient anti-bacterial.
And now you are in the know!