What’s in our products?
When it comes to the ingredients in our products, at Neal’s Yard Remedies we pride our self on our honesty, integrity and transparency. We are proud to have been awarded ‘Champion Status’ by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics for our long commitment to organics, and for helping to show that making safer products and fully disclosing ingredients can be good for all.
Why we choose pure organic
We believe that choosing organic is best for both people and the planet. We’ve spent over 30 years developing our organic supply chain; we even grow some of our ingredients ourselves.
Choosing organic reduces potential harm from pesticide residue, including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, artificial fertilisers and many other synthetic toxic chemicals.
We believe organic ingredients are the most effective, pure, beneficial ingredients you can use – no other ingredient contains higher levels of beneficial antioxidants, minerals, essential amino acids and vitamins than those which have been organically grown. Most importantly, choosing organic respects the delicate eco-system balance that our world depends on.
Our pure herb and plant extracts and essential oils are approved by the UK’s Soil Association, who are internationally recognized for their high standards, though as we source globally, some ingredients may be certified at source by a number of similar international organizations such as USDA, NOP, Ecocert, Skal, etc. Foreign certification is always checked for compliance with Soil Association standards before being approved for our use.
What’s not in our products
We believe that what you leave out of a product can be as important as what you put in. This logo includes just a few of the ingredients you won’t find in any of our products, and why:
• No synthetic fragrances – many contain chemicals that are harmful to health
• No silicones – they coat skin, and impede its natural function
• No mineral oils – derived from petroleum, and have a tendency to block the skin
• No parabens – these are linked to hormonal imbalances
• No GM ingredients – not enough is known about possible long-term implications
• No phthalates – it’s reported they have toxic impact on humans and animal life
• No propylene glycol – derived from petroleum
• No animal testing – unnecessary and cruel
• No DEA – associated with known carcinogens
• No EDTA – (powerful metal chelator), and doesn’t biodegrade readily
• No acrylates – derived from petroleum
• No nano – not enough is known about its long term implications
• No BHT – linked to breathing and lung impairment