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Alani Organics Ingredients Page

Our Beauty and Skincare Philosophy 

At Alani Organics, we insist on an ultra-pure approach to skincare and wellness because beauty and healthy skin go hand-in-hand. No one should compromise their health to achieve radiant skin, which is why we don’t agree with unnecessary toxic chemicals so often used in skincare and wellbeing products.  

We believe in nourishing the body through natural skincare and wellness products using Organic and wildcrafted ingredients. All of our products use kind, gentle ingredients including quality bio-actives.  

Our partner brands’ products go through rigorous screening to ensure that their ingredients are of food-grade purity and highly efficacious. Additionally, skincare product on our website are clinically proven to deliver powerful, skin-transforming results.

It’s Also About the Environment

We care about the planet and all life on our planet, and we show our environment respect. The same applies to our brand partners and we always choose to use those with the same values as us, who are as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible and care about our world as we do. With that in mind, we only sell cruelty-free products that have not been tested on animals. Most of our products are vegan-friendly and we are particularly proud of our partner, Edible Beauty Australia’s products as they are certified PETA vegan. Furthermore, we are particularly proud of our partner Earth Mama Organics, because their products are Leaping Bunny Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Plastic Neutral.

Our Ingredients Promise

Want to find out more about our ingredients and why we insist on clean, kind and gentle ingredients for your safety?

We promise that every single product sold through the Alani Organics website are of food-grade purity, containing only the cleanest, kindest, purest and gentlest ingredients to protect you and your baby’s health. We personally try every product too, insisting on premium quality and efficacy, which gives us confidence in our products. We are so sure you’re going to love the products from our brand partners too and can’t wait to hear what you think.

As well as pure, natural ingredients, we have a list of BANNED chemicals too below. None of our products contain or will ever contain these ingredients because they are known irritants, they’re potentially carcinogenic, they alter hormones, and cause birth defects. So, feel complete peace of mind that the Alani Organics products are all 100% safe.

Why We Don’t Use Toxic Ingredients

What you put on your skin (and your baby’s skin) doesn’t just affect how your skin looks and feels, it affects how your body reacts. Ingredients contained in the products that we put on our skin are absorbed and therefore travel right into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system entirely. So, if you keep smothering it with manmade toxic chemicals, the chances are you’ll do your skin and your health more harm than good.  

Manmade Toxic Chemicals = Danger

Skincare products that contain manmade toxic chemicals are simply not as good for you as the almost all-natural products available, and that’s because they are likely to cause allergies, side effects and skin irritation. As an example, sulfates cause irritation. They are salts, tending to dry out the skin. If your skin is even slightly sensitive, sulfates can lead to eczema and dermatitis. 

Some chemicals can even exacerbate or cause acne. Even worse, some (such as formaldehyde - thankfully not usually found in skincare but can be found in different forms in cosmetics – see below) are carcinogenic. There are other toxic ingredients that are used in skincare which are dangerous, not only to your skin but also to your body, that’s because skincare travels into the skin and is absorbed by the body. 

Ingredients to Watch Out For

One ingredient to look out for is DEA, which is diethanolamine. It causes irritation and exposure to large amounts causes liver cancer and changes to the skin and thyroid with precancerous cells forming. It is classed as dangerous if exposed for too long and is a human carcinogen, but is still used in moisturizing products.

We should talk formaldehyde. It’s very dangerous. Thankfully, it’s rarely used in beauty products nowadays because enough research and proof shows that it’s a carcinogen. Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Trusted Source also state that it can increase risk of miscarriage and infertility.  However – always, always check the labels of any cosmetics you use because some contain formaldehyde-releasing chemicals. Here’s the list of what you must beware of (from the Environmental Working Group, EWG):

  • Bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1, 3-diol).
  • DMDM hydantoin.
  • Diazolidinyl urea
  • Hydroxymethylglycinate.
  • Imidazolidinyl urea.
  • Quaternium-15.
  • 5-bromo-5-nitro-1, 3-dioxane.

Parabens are used in up to 90% of cosmetics and body care products as well as fragrances. Parabens get right into the skin and have been proven to interfere with the reproductive system as they mimic female hormones and have been found in breast cancer tissue. This more than strongly suggests there is a potential link between cancer and cosmetics.  

Something you probably thought was fine to use every day and even on babies and children is good old petroleum jelly and it is found in plenty of skincare, especially moisturizers. However, it is by no means “good”.  It isn’t safe. It is a mineral oil jelly and is used to lock moisture into skin, but due to studies over many years it is now believed to be associated with cancer (as well as skin allergies) and it is now classified as a carcinogen.

Another dangerous ingredient is Triclosan which is used in anti-bacterial cleansers. It is an endocrine disruptor used in household products, bin liners, toys, toilet fittings and more, so why would you use it on your skin? It gets right into the dermis and interferes with hormone function.  Irritating to skin and eyes, it can build up and the long term effects can be extremely harmful.

Other Harmful Ingredients Include:

  • Phthalates.
  • SLS and SFS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate) both of these are usually used in foaming products purely to make froth.
  • BHA’s.
  • Retinyl Palmitate.
  • Lead.
  • Artificial Fragrance.

Skincare During Pregnancy

We completely understand that while you’re pregnant you might feel extra-vigilant about what you put inside your body and what you use on your body – and that’s what Alani Organics is all about. We want you to feel confident about all the products you use on our website, which is why we’re extremely careful about which products pass our quality control for safe, gentle, clean and kind ingredients – safe skincare during pregnancy and beyond.

There are a few specific ingredients in skincare to avoid while pregnant, for example, retinoids, hydroxy acids, less than 2% salicylic acid, tetracycline, oxybenzone and octinoxate.

  • In terms of retinoids, studies show that high doses of Vitamin A during pregnancy can affect unborn children, causing Fetal Retinoid Syndrom (FRS) - serious birth defects such as skull and facial malformations, including cleft palate, hearing loss, heart abnormalities, and hydrocephalus (swelling in the brain). Most importantly, avoid taking isotretinoin (accutane) which is an oral retinoid as it’s known to cause birth defects. However, there isn’t any proof that skin cream containing retinoids cause problems for pregnant women or unborn children – but for extra caution, perhaps stop using them until after you’ve given birth.
  • Hydroxy acids and salicylic acids are often found in skin products treating skin problems (e.g., acne, inflammation, red areas), but they’re popular in skincare products too. High doses of salicylic acid (>2%) commonly known as asprin in oral form and hydroxy acid could cause birth defects (embryo malformations) and complications during pregnancy. It’s best to avoid both.
  • Tetracycline is often used topically in skin products treating skin infections, but must be avoided during pregnancy as it crosses over the placental barrier and could harm your baby’s teeth by permanently discoloring them yellow or brown.
  • Oxybenzone and octinoxate are commonly used in sunscreens as a UV filter that can cause enlarged uterus, shorter pregnancy, low birth weight, and Hirschsprung disease; a birth defect in which nerves are missing from parts of the intestine.

The Alani Organics BANNED List

Our promise to you and your family is that you will never find any of the following ingredients in the products on our site.

Accutane, aluminum, artificial fragrance, benzoyl peroxide, beta hydroxy acids (beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)), BPA, chemical sunscreens, diethanolamine (DEA), dihydroxyacetone (DHA), EDTAs (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid or edetic acid), formaldehyde, high-allergen essential oils, hydroquinone, lead, oxybenzone, mineral oil, parabens, petroleum, phthalates phenoxyethanol, propylene glycol (PEGs), retinoids,  salicylic acid, silicone, SLES (sodium Laureth sulfate), SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), sulfates, tazorac, thioglycolic acid, toluene and triclosan.

If you have a question about any of our products, please contact our customer care team here.