BY LAW ALL HANDMADE PRODUCTS CONTAINING WATER THAT ARE SOLD OR DISTRIBUTED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC MUST CONTAIN AN FDA APPROVED PRESERVATIVE AND BE PROVIDED IN THE PRODUCT INGREDIENT LIST. PRODUCTS LABELED AS "NATURAL" OR "ALL NATURAL" MAY BE EXEMPT. HOWEVER, IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY, ANGELA'S KISS OF SHEA HAS CHOSEN TO USE A PRESERVATIVES THAT ARE NOT ONLY FDA APPROVED, BUT MOST COMMONLY USED IN HANDCRAFTED PERSONAL CARE AND COSMETICS AND BY SUPPLIERS OF THE RAW INGREDIENTS AND COSMETIC BASES USED TO MAKE HANDCRAFTED PERSONAL CARE AND COSMETIC PRODUCTS.
Kiss of Shea Moisturizing Hair Cream- Shea butter(unrefined), cocoa butter(unrefined), grapeseed oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, calendula oil, tea tree oil, rosemary extract, horsetail, glycerin, Emulifying wax, *BTMS, distilled water, Germall Plus liquid preservative.
Kiss of Shea Braid & Twist Cream - shea butter (unrefined), cocoa butter(unrefined), grapeseed oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, calendula oil, Emulsifying wax, *BTMS, distilled water, germall plus liquid (preservative), glycerin, tea tree oil, rosemary extract, horsetail, *petrolatum jelly.
Kiss of Shea Curl Defining & Styling Cream - Shea butter(unrefined), Flaxseed gel(water, whole flaxseed, marshmallow root, aloe vera juice, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, [Emulsifiers: water, ester-wax, *BTMS, *stearic acid, liquid germall plus(preservative)].
Kiss of Shea Body Butters - shea butter(unrefined), cocoa butter(unrefined), grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, glycerin, [Emulsifier: water, ester-wax, *BTMS, stearic acid, germall plus(preservative). Body butters are scented with Peppermint, lavender, vanilla, Jasmine essential oils and *coconut oil infused with natural strawberry and pomegranate essences.
Kiss of Shea Sugar Scrubs - 100% pure cane sugar, dendritic salt, glycerin, grapeseed oil jojoba oil, vitamin E oil. Scrubs are scented with peppermint, lavender, vanilla, Jasmine essential oils, and *coconut oil infused with natural strawberry and pomegranate essences.
Himalayan Pink Salt Scalp Exfoliator - 100% pure Himalayan Pink Salt, dendritic salt, grapeseed oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, calendula oil, Jamaican black castor oil, glycerin and lemongrass essential oil.
Kiss of Shea Hair & Scalp Oil - grapeseed oil, cold pressed canola oil, jojoba oil, calendula oil, lemongrass essential oil, vitamin E oil and horsetail extract.
Black Soap Clarifying Shampoo- Distilled water, coconut oil, shea butter oil, liquid black soap, *cocoamidopropyl betaine, vegetable glycerin, *sodium chloride, protein, vitamin E, panthenol, polysorbate-20, *potassium sorbate, vitamin C, olive oil, *germall plus, *citric acid, and fragrance.
Moisturizing Conditioner- distilled water, botanical extracts of chamomile, green tea, and aloe vera, coconut oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, vegetable glycerin, *ceteareth-20, *cetyl alcohol, *stearyl alcohol, *glyceryl stearate, olive oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, *phenoxyethanol, *ethylhexylglycerin.
*BTMS -(Behentrimonium Methosulfate) -is a wax derived from colza plant, used as a conditioning emulsifier. Despite the name it isn't a sulfate at all. It is super mild and imparts body and texture to the hair. Does not cause buildup, is non-irritating to the skin.
*Stearic Acid- a white waxy natural fatty acid found in animal and vegetable fats. Stearic acid in this product is from vegetable origins (palm). It is used in our creams, body butters and conditioner as an emulsifier.
*Cocoamidopropyl Betaine(derived from coconut oil)- is a surfactant that is a common ingredient in many liquid skin cleansers. It is used as a foam booster in shampoos. It is a medium strength surfactant also used in bath products like hand soaps, and in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent and thickener to reduce irritation that purely ionic surfactants would cause.
*Petrolatum jelly - is a natural bi-product in the refining process of pretroleum. This bi-product become white when cleaned and distilled of all impurities. It then become known as petroleum jelly and can be used as a sealant and protectant of the skin and hair.
*Germall Plus liquid - is a patented synergistic combination of Germall II preservative (Diazolidinyl Urea) and Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate in Propylene Glycol. Germall Plus is a highly effective, broad spectrum antimicrobial preservative for emulsions and aqueous (water) formulations. INCI Name: Propylene Glyco(and)Diazolidinyl Urea (and)Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
*Phenoxyethanol- is an anti-bacterial used in a wide variety of both leave-in and rinse-off cosmetics and personal care products, including skin care, eye makeup, fragrances, blushers, foundations, lipstick, bath soaps, and detergents among others. Reviewed by experts world-wide who concluded it is safe as used in these products.
*Ethylhexylglycerin- is a natural preservative derived from glycerin that also functions as a surfactant, a deodorizing agent and a skin conditioning agent in cosmetics and personal care products.
*Glyceryl Stearate- is an esterfication product of glycerin and stearic acid. It is used as a skin conditioning agent, emollient and a surfactant- emulsifying agent in cosmetics and personal care products.
*Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl-20- are organic compounds classified as fatty alcohols that are used in hair products as emollients and are known to soften the skin and hair.
*Polysorbate-20- is a surfactant and emulsifier used in cleaners, and personal care products.
*Sodium Chloride- also known as salt, common salt, table salt or halite, is used as a thickener in shampoos and conditioners.
*Potassium Sorbate- is food grade preservative also used in cosmetics and personal care products.
*Citric Acid- is a natural preservative used in personal care products. In shampoos, it is added to help adjust the pH(acid/base) balance.
*Coconut oil infused with strawberry and pomegranate essences - coconut oil infused with essential oils and or natural essences such as strawberry, pomegranate, vanilla, lavender, cherries, etc. Supplied by a private manufacturer of fragrance oils for cosmetics and personal care products.