Beautiful skin does not have to come at the expense of your health

Our largest organ is our skin, and whatever we apply to it daily can impact our health in so many ways. From additives that disrupt our endocrine system to  cancer-linked toxins. That’s why we've set out to create a clean skincare range that uses natural and organic ingredients without the addition of any unnecessary or harmful toxic ingredients.

Our promise to you

Immortelle products are lovingly created in small batches using natural and naturally derived ingredients and are completely free of any questionable or toxic ingredients. We think of it as nutrition for your skin. 

At Immortelle we are always mindful and conscious of your physical health and also your emotional state. Skilful aromatherapy encapsulated in each bottle of precious elixirs, infuses a sense of well-being as well as being targeted for your individual skin concerns. So that you can look and feel your very best.

It's all there on the label

When it comes to skincare we often find it very difficult to understand what's listed on the labels. A useful approach can be to think of skincare as nutrition for your skin. So, choosing skincare in the same way that you would shop for healthy whole-foods rather than heavily processed, chemical laden foods makes sense.

But don't just blindly trust the word "natural" when you see it on a label because you'll find that sometimes natural and organic skincare can include some very questionable ingredients. 

If in doubt as to what the chemicals on the labels are for and how they can impact your health then check out this site https://www.ewg.org 

Immortelle products will always be free from parabens, detergents, artificial preservatives, GMOs, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, artificial colours and fragrances.

Parabens

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, parabens are a family of related chemicals that are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic products to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold. The problem is that certain forms of parabens have been shown to have estrogen-like effects in the body, which is a concern because high estrogen levels have been linked to several forms of cancer. Common types of parabens include butylparaben, ethylparaben, and methylparaben.

Phthalates


Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break, and some forms are used as solvents (dissolving agents), often in cosmetic and skincare fragrances. Exposure to phthalates has been clinically shown to have negative hormonal effects in both men and women. Examples include dibutyl phthalate, diisononyl phthalate, and di-n-octyl phthalate.

Silicones

Silicones are a modern class of synthetic materials that are high-performance oligomers or polymers that can take a variety of physical forms, ranging from solids and water-thin liquids to semi-viscous pastes, greases, and oils. While silicones give products a slippery, silky texture and are water-resistant to “lock in” moisture, they can interfere with cell renewal, dehydrate the skin, and clog pores, which in turn can cause breakouts. Some common names of silicones are dimethicone, methicone, and trimethicone

Sulfates

Sulfates are aggressive detergents made of sulfur-containing mineral salts. Sulfates are cleansing agents that lather while removing oil and dirt, but they also wash away the natural antimicrobial peptides, proteins, and water-proofing oils our microbiomes naturally create. Products containing sulfates can cause irritation to your eyes, skin, lungs, and mouth—especially with long-term use. Frequently-used sulfates include ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, and sodium lauryl sulfate.

 

Empower yourself

It is really up to you whether you make a decision to use products that include these chemicals or not. While they may be helpful in keeping the products safe from bacteria and help other ingredients perform better, some of these chemicals can also irritate and harm your skin and health.

If your skin is irritated or out of balance, then it may be time to  take a careful look at the ingredients list on your labels. Empowered with more knowledge, you can then choose products that contain the right ingredients for your skin.