I do think you need to learn a bit more about ingredients before you get up on your high horse with advice to others. None of the companies you talk about put anything in to harm you. Why would they? Do you think they are nasty people? They make the best products they can. They all started out at home making products themselves and got popular. Try it one day before coming out as an expert.
First with Billy GOats soap and Titanium Dioxide. You say these companies "are pulling the wool over inncocent eyes who are just trying to do the best for their families". What rubbish. Billy Goat Soap was started by a mum for her own kids. Titanium Dioxide, if you bother to research past Google, is natural. straight from the ground. It is totally inert. It is also in your toothpaste so you are probably eating it, its in chewing gum, natural sunscreens and other things, but you claim Billy Goat Soap is poisoining you because they might have some in their soap. Its inert. Just because it has a funny sounding name doesnt mean its nasty. I bought some Billy Goats soap after i saw them on A Current Affair and amazingly..I am STILL ALIVE!
You slam Moogoo for one ingredient in one product (that is also safe if you bother to do a bit more research PAST google and all of their other products use an organic preservative). They are one of the few companies that lists all of their ingredients on the website. Most other companies only put the good looking ingredients on there. I've used their products before and it worked great for me and they were friendly when i asked them a question so for you to pick one ingredient that you don't like or understand and rubbish them while promoting another seems a bit much.
Sukin use Phenoxyethanol in most of their lotion products. Its just hidden a bit more under the "organics". Congrats to Sukin for also having the courage to list all their ingredients on their website. That preservative is used in many natural products. Face it, which would you prefer, a bit of preservative or your lotion contaminated with bacteria? Why do you not write and ask Sukin why they choose to use Phenoxyethanol so you get their side of the story before ranting? I am sure they have a good reason and its not to poison us.
The fact is that natural products are a food. Food goes off. Just think about it, would you put a few oils, mix it with water and aloe and put it in your bathroom for 6 months then wipe it on your face? Unless you want to be slathering bacteria over your kids with broken skin, then they all need to be preserved somehow..if the company is being responsible they will put their preservative on the label. But they are there. Maybe make your own skin care at home so you can learn a bit more about how quickly things go off before critisizing others.
Then you come out strongly in favour of Miessence. They are also a good company too in their own way although I don't use them because for me they are over-priced and the ingredients don't seem to be complete. I mean if we could really make a foaming cleaning shampoo from a bunch or organic oils then why don't we all run into the kitchen and make our own from olive oil and aloe vera? But others may like it they have been successful so well done. The preseravtives are not shown on their website but that doesn't mean L'Oreal are being nasty by using a preservative, maybe just more factual in stating what their products really contain.
I am sorry, but it really annoys me that you come out and accuse other people (most of companies you mentioned were started by mums) of "pulling the wool over your eyes" because you did a quick Google search and believed the first thing you read. I can find a website that says that vapour trails in the sky is the governement sparing chemicals on us, but i don't go on a rant about it and take it as gospel. Thats assuming that you weren't out there promoting a particular brand.
If you have a problem with something a company does, why not write to them and ask why they use it? Everything they use is to make a better product, they don't buy an ingredient just to hurt their customers. So get the whole story please before you rant please. And support good companies doing their best. They are all doing their best in my opinion.
Edited by somethingstupid, 06 November 2010 - 07:47 PM.