Sepai products never contain substances derived from or containing traces of: petroleum, sensitizing synthetic preservatives and allergenic perfumes as well as a long list of substances considered by scientific studies to be of marginal benefit. Also, as regards bases and emulsifiers, we opt for vegetable oils or safe synthetic oils, avoiding those substances that achieve hydration by blocking the pores in order to avoid water loss. This is our list of dont’s:
Actives from animals: Hydrolyzed Animal Protein, Collagens from animals (marine species included).
Emulsifiers/Surfactants: Polyethylene glycol (PEGS), Anionic Surfactants, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS), Cationic surfactants, Centrimonium chloride, Cetalkonium chloride, Cocoyl Sarcosine, DEA (diethanolamine), Ethoxylated surfactants, Lauryl dimonium hydrolyzed collagen, Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, etc , Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium olefin sulfonate, Stearalkonium Chloride, TEA Laureth Sulfate, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Cocoamide DEA, Disodium EDTA, Lanolin, Lauramide DEA, Disodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate.
Preservatives: 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (Bronopol), Benzalkonium Chloride, preservatives from “Formaldehyde”, Diazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl urea, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, MEA compounds, isothiazolinones family (Chloromethylisothiazolinone & Isothiazolinone, metilcloroisotiazolinona), Triethanolamine (TEA), Parabens.
Substances derived from petroleum: Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, Paraffin wax/oil/liquid, PETROLATUM (vaseline, petroleum jelly), PVP/VA Copolymer, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) compounds, Silicones in general.
Some UV filters: Benzophenones family.
Solvents: 1,4-dioxane, Isopropyl (SD-40), Cyclomethicone, Dibutyl phthalate, Isopropanol, Toluene.
Synthetic antioxidants: Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT).
Potential Senzitizers/Allergens: Glycolic acid (AHA’s), Phenylenediamine (PPD), Amyl cinnamal, Cinnamyl alcohol, Citral, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Amylcinnamyl alcohol, Benzyl salicylate, Cinnamal, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Anise alcohol, Farnesol Butylphenyl Methylpropional, propionaldehyde, Linalool, Citronellol, Hexyl cinnamal, Limonene, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Evernia prunastri, Evernia furfuracea.