FAQ

CHARITY

Heifer International, located at Heifer.org. Heifer Intl. offers items such as chicks, bees, and sheep to families, along with training, so that they can have better nutrition and form their own businesses. They also return the same kinds of items back to the charity to share with another family. All profits from Kailua Skin Care products that are not formulated will go to this wonderful organization.

INGREDIENTS

We’re proud of our ingredients. All of our ingredients are natural or naturally-derived (minimal chemical processing). Ingredients are mainly sourced from Essential Warehouse & Labs and essential oils mainly from New Directions, a Canadian essential oil company. No pesticides was used on plants gathered for essential oils.

As more ingredients become available in more natural forms, we will adopt them.

The following is a list of ingredients that our customers may have questions about. If you have further questions, please feel free to email us at kailuaskincare.org@gmail.com.

Cetearyl alcohol—Considered natural and vegan.  It’s a blend of two kinds of fatty alcohols, but doesn’t dry your skin.  It’s used as a thickener and stabilizes formulas so that the different parts of a lotion don’t separate.  Usually made from coconut oil.

Glycerin—In skin care, it works as a humectant (retains water). Edible thickener.

Phenoxyethanol—Preservative.  Naturally derived from phenol and ethylene oxide. “Globally approved and wonderful for use in international beauty lines.”  –Essential Wholesale & Labs (EWL). Vegan.

Polysorbate 60—An emulsifier used in food and skin care. Made from sorbitol, stearic acid, and ethylene oxide. It’s edible.

Stearic acid—“A vegetable derivative used to stiffen and stabilize lotions and cremes. Occurs naturally in vegetable fats.” –EWL.

Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate—Chelating agent (binds minerals that bacteria need to grow) and preservative booster. Made from plant material, easily biodegradable.

Xanthan gum—Thickener and stabilizer. A starch made from non-GMO carbohydrates such as glucose syrup from maize or sugar beets. Edible.