The Cream Factory
What We Left Out
There’s moisturizing, and then there’s moisturizing in a safer, better way. Not only does THE CREAM FACTORY offer you the natural benefits of real goat milk and active botanicals, it leaves out phthalates, formaldehyde, mineral oils, toxic petrochemicals, and added parabens.

Phthalates Phthalates are chemicals that are used to soften plastics. They are also commonly used in personal care products such as body washes, lotions, and shampoo. Can you imagine what phthalates can do to your body? Research has shown links between phthalates and breast cancer, and even the disruption of hormonal systems.

Formaldehyde Formaldehyde is a chemical that is most commonly used as an ingredient for embalming fluid. Unfortunately, formaldehyde is also found in some soap, body washes, and other skin care products. Formaldehyde in skin care products and cosmetics is widely known to cause allergic skin reactions and rashes. It is also considered a human carcinogen.

Mineral oils Mineral oil was predominantly used as a mechanical lubricant before the invention of synthetic oil. Now, mineral oil is an extremely common ingredient in personal care products. Mineral oil aggravates acne and causes the skin to age prematurely. It even seals off your skin, preventing it from “breathing”. Mineral oils can be listed under different names including petrolatum or paraffin.

Toxic petrochemicals A petrochemical is derived from petroleum or natural gas. Many of these petrochemicals accumulate in our bodies and don’t offer any value for our skin. Petrochemicals can either be carcinogenic, or release cancer-causing substances in our bodies. Some are also endocrine disruptors that may inhibit growth and development, as well as intelligence, and reproduction.

Parabens Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in personal care products such as shampoos, shower cleansers, and scrubs. In the 1990s, they were considered xenoestrogens, which are agents that mimic estrogen in the body. Evidence suggests that parabens can disrupt hormone function, which is linked to the increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity.