PAÑPURI PROMISE

Employing only 100% pure plant essential oils in all of its blends, PAÑPURI complements its natural and organic formulations with natural alternatives for preservatives, making each small batch of production of optimum quality up to 6 months.

PAÑPURI stays true to its nature by omitting potentially harmful and toxic chemicals from each formulation, guaranteeing a sensorial experience that really benefits the body and the soul.

COMPROMISE-FREE MODERN WELLNESS
When it comes to ingredients, PAÑPURI lives by a promise without compromise. Working with biologists, botanists, chemists and natural manufacturers around the world, PAÑPURI keeps abreast of the latest natural ingredient discoveries, extraction techniques and preservation technologies to deliver the most effective products available.

THE PAÑPURI BLACK LIST

PAÑPURI's belief in enhancing one's wellness and beauty does not stop at selecting the most efficacious and efficient ingredients in the market. The process includes omitting common beauty ingredients PAÑPURI believes one must avoid in order to maintain skin’s natural health and beauty. PAÑPURI's products are formulated without:

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Aluminum
Compounds used in antiperspirants to stop the sweat ducts from releasing sweat to the surface of the skin, aluminum has been reportedly linked to an increase in breast cancer cells because of the compounds' ability to mimic estrogen in the body. A review published in 2011 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, also noted that aluminum "may be the single most aggravating and avoidable factor" related to the disease, and called for more research and studies.
Benzophenone-3 / Benzophenone-4
Used in most sunscreen products, Benzophenones can provoke skin irritations, premature skin aging and cancers. If activated by UV, this substance produces free-radicals that react with other molecules and damage the fats, proteins and DNA of the cells.
Chlorophenesin
Chlorphenesin, a synthetic preservative found in cosmetics and personal care products, has been reported to cause irritation and contact dermatitis in some people, particularly those with sensitive and dry skin. Considering this, the FDA has further recommended pregnant/nursing women and small children to stop using products containing this ingredient.
GMO
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants and other living organisms whose genes were scientifically modified. Most cosmetic brands use them as cosmetic and skincare ingredients mainly to reduce cost, ranging from canola, soy, corl oil, yeast proteins and papaya.
Microbeads
Found in most face scrubs, toothpastes and shower gels, microbeads pollute the environment and potentially enter the food chain. Each year, billions of these tiny bead beads build up in the marine environment and can be swallowed by sea life, including fish and crustaceans.
Mineral Oil
A colorless and odorless oil made from petroleum—as a by-product of the petroleum distillation to produce gasoline—mineral oil has long been used as a common ingredient in lotions, creams, ointments, and cosmetics. However, a 2011 study conducted by Innsbruck Medical University stated that "There is strong evidence that mineral oil hydrocarbons are the greatest contaminant of the human body, amounting to approximately 1 gram per person. Possible routes of contamination include air inhalation, food intake, and dermal [skin] absorption.”
Parabens
A study conducted by Dr. S. Oishi in 2002 revealed that parabens have the ability to imitate oestrogen. This can disturb the body’s delicate hormonal balance, and has since become concern for men, teens and women. The fact that parabens can mimic oestrogen is also a concern for women as oestrogen is said to play a part in the formation of breast cancer, which is also supported by a study conducted by English biologist Dr. Darbre, as published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology.
Paraffin
Present in a number of cosmetic products, paraffin has also posed a health threat in recent years. Because paraffin comes from petroleum products, people with chemical sensitivities may develop minor swelling or breakouts from treatments that employ paraffin. A 2003 survey carried out by Dr Michael Cork, a skin specialist at Sheffield Children's Hospital revealed that over half of 100 subjects treated with aqueous cream (paraffin oil and water) were found with symptoms ranging from redness and itchiness to burning and stinging.
Petrolatum
Described by the Official Journal of the European Union as "a complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a semi-solid from dewaxing paraffinic residual oil," petrolatum has been recently linked to breast tumors. A study linking the petrolatum impurity polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to breast cancer was completed at Columbia University, indicating that breast tissue of women with breast cancer were 2.6 times more likely to have increased amounts of PAHs attached to their DNA than the breast tissue of women without breast cancer.
Phenoxyethanol
In addition to preservative properties, phenoxyethanol was found to have fixative properties that lock the fragrances in perfumes and soaps to stay for longer duration when applied. However, exposure to phenoxyethanol has been linked to reactions ranging from eczema to severe allergic reactions. Infant oral exposure to phenoxyethanol has also been reported to acutely affect nervous system function.
Phosphate
Oral and topical application of petrochemicals like phosphates can result in anemia, kidney degeneration, and nerve damage to the brain and spinal cord. Furthermore, researches have shown up to two-thirds of DEA in beauty products linger on the skin after rinsing, which can cause skin and eye irritation.
Phthalate
Reported as hormone disrupters, especially in children and men, phthalate have also been suggested to cause damage to the reproductive system. The National Toxicology Program, in 2015's 13th Report on Carcinogens, listed Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (usually known as DEHP) as "anticipated to be a human carcinogen." A 2007 study also linked obese or insulin-resistant American men to higher levels of DEHP in their urine.
Salicylic Acid
Though generally considered safe by some, most people may be sensitive to it, and if used regularly, salicylic acid may end up making skin dry, red, and peeling. Salicylic acid may help with acne temporarily, but over the long term can dry and thin skin.
Silicone
Prolonged contact can increase skin irritation and can actually end up drying skin, as it hampers the natural hydrating processes. In addition, as it is non-biodegradable, its molecules are chemically inert and stable, which means that it can pollute the environment during both the manufacturing process and long after it’s used.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
SLES is often contaminated with 1.4-dioxane, a byproduct of a petrochemical process called ethoxylation, often used to process other chemicals in order to make them less harsh. For every 10 million grams of SLES manufactured, a scant 10 grams of 1.4-dioxane are produced. This common surfactant can cause skin irritation and trigger severe allergies to some people.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
A 1983 report by The American College of Toxicology (ACT) revealed that even less than one-half percent concentration of SLS might result in harmful skin irritation. Higher concentrations were said to bring severe irritation and even corrosion of the skin. The International Journal of Toxicology also provided a safety assessment of SLS and endorses concentration levels of no more than 1% in products with prolonged use.
Triclosan
Anti-bacterial pesticides usually found in in wipes, hand gels, cutting boards, mattress pads and all sorts of home items, which have been reported to impact human reproductive systems and to interfere with muscle contractions in human cells. It has also been proven to persist even after treatment at sewage plants, disrupting algae's ability to perform photosynthesis.
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