Our Ingredient Philosophy
Did you know that vetiver is a grass which drives its roots four metres deep into the earth? This plant and its hardy root system contain remarkable antioxidant properties that help to soothe dry skin. This is why vetiver is one of our hero ingredients. We encourage you to peruse our individual product pages to learn more about the ingredients we use, and to discover why we’re excited about them.
At MIRROR WATER we believe in giving you the power to understand the ingredients that come into contact with your body. Thanks to the expertise of our product development pros, here we have detailed the ingredients we don’t use and why we choose to find alternatives:
MINDFUL OF PRESERVATIVES: We do not use methylisothiazolinone (MET), a powerful biocide and preservative often used in personal care products. MET has the potential to heighten issues with skin sensitisation, such as contact dermatitis and eczema, and so we avoid MET entirely.
PALM OIL STATEMENT: We do not directly purchase or use palm oil in our formulas. We have chosen to use alternative vegetable oils such as carrot oil, grapeseed seed oil and shea butter. However, some ingredients may contain derivatives. According to the information given by our raw material supplier, the derivative from Palm oil RSPO certified, through the Mass Balance and Segregated Supply Chain Models (MB/SG).
EDTA FREE: Our formulation do not have EDTA. EDTA is commonly used for stabilisation purposes. These compounds do not naturally break down in the environment and have been found in waterways.
A NOTE ON FRAGRANCE: We do not use benzophenone, a fragrance enhancer, due to its negative impact on the coral reef. Instead we rely on natural oils such as vetiver and cedarwood to enhance the scent of our products.
PARABEN FREE: We do not use phthalates, polyethylene, formaldehyde, triclosan or any other parabens. Whilst more studies are needed to confirm the effect of these chemicals on our health and the environment, we would rather use alternative materials to prioritise our users’ wellbeing.