When It’s Too Good To be True…Hazards read more

Hi There!

I’m thinking about bottling and selling my all-in-one makeup remover and moisturizer at my shop and online. I use it every night because I don’t like to splash my face with water at night and from what I hear, a lot of other people don’t either.  In contemplating the new product,  I did my homework to see what’s out there and I saw a commercial on this particular Micellar Cleansing Water.  I said “Wow…that sounds good…sounds wholesome too.” So I went on their web site and could not find the ingredient list (that’s always a warning).  And then I thought how can “just water” really cleanse…must be something more to it.Micellar Water

Then I went on Amazon and did not see the ingredient list  at first on the picture portion of the product nor the description but kept scrolling beyond what most people would and there I found the ingredient list and safety warning.

Safety Warning

Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

Ingredients

AQUA / WATER, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, DISODIUM EDTA, POLOXAMER 184, POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE FIL B162919/3.

After further investigation of this product and the research by the Environmental Working Group, I evaluated the following (Note: I Bolded Polozaxmer 184 above in the ingredient list which is the actual cleansing agent of this product.).

See  below about my findings. Me, I don’t particularly like the rating of 5 in one of the ingredients.   I’m going to go ahead and develop my all natural remover and moisturizer in one. Lesson: Read the ingredient label, research, and then evaluate your choices.

Best, Kelly

POLOXAMER 18

POLOXAMER 184
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Contamination concerns. 
MEDIUM HAZARD 3-6

RATES

5

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