Ingredient FAQ's and some you might be wondering about

Posted by Sara Wainwright on

The Calla Lane Promise says that "All the products that are offered through our store are clean and are not tested on animals." When it comes to ingredients, what does that actually mean? 

Calla Lane features brands that use natural or naturally-derived ingredients instead of synthetic ones, but we do not prohibit all synthetic ingredients. Why? Synthetic ingredients can be safe and sustainable, and natural ingredients can be harmful and unsustainable. Clean Beauty isn’t about “synthetic vs natural,” but instead about carefully evaluating ingredient sources for their potential impacts. 

Having said that you, won't find any of these ingredients in the products offered at Calla Lane:

  • Parabens,
  • Phenoxyethanol,
  • Propylene Glycol,
  • PEG,
  • Dimethicone,
  • Phthalates,
  • Triclosan,
  • Formaldehyde,
  • Toluene,
  • SLS and 
  • Synthetic Fragrances. 

Is talc an allowed ingredient?

There are two potential concerns regarding talc: 1) the risk of asbestos contamination and 2) the risk of small particles getting into the body through the use of talc-based body powder. Calla Lane does not carry talcum powder, and we only stock makeup products including talc where the talc has been certified asbestos free.

What about carmine?

Carmine refers to a deep bright red pigment that is often found in color cosmetics. Origins of the color trace directly to a specific kind of insect, the cochineal, that looks a beetle but isn’t, and lives on a few different species of cacti, namely the prickly pear cacti. Since the color is procured from having to harvest and kill insects we do not offer any products that contain carmine as an ingredient. 

Lanolin, Silk powder and Beeswax

We do offer products that contain lanolin, silk powder and beeswax, but clearly state the fact that this makes these products unsuitable for vegans. 

We are constantly updating our ingredient knowledge to ensure that our definition and vision for "clean makeup" has meaning.

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