Ingredients to Love:
Transcend Organics brings you luxurious body care ~ absolutely free of harmful synthetics, fragrances, and petrochemicals.
We offer a truly extraordinary array of the purest, chemical free, sustainable alternatives to traditional body care. Each formula is handcrafted with love and attention to every detail. Every small batch is blended from the finest in sustainable organic, fair trade, and wild harvest botanicals and essential oils. We track and document for authenticity, the certifications of each ingredient's purity and origin; as part of our commitment to assuring you, our customer of the highest quality standards in each of our unique body care formulations.
Ingredients to Avoid:
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It absorbs upwards of 65% of the products that we apply. Harmful - even toxic ingredients are making their way into the body, blood and lymphatic systems, disguised in seemingly benign body care products.
In order to support you to make cleaner, healthier choices in body care, below is a list of ingredients to become familiar with, and to avoid when choosing body care products for yourself and those you love:
Suspected endocrine disruptors and may cause cancer. Long term exposure has been linked to liver, thyroid, and kidney problems. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.
Hormone disrupting chemicals that can form cancer causing nitrosamines. Linked to increase in liver and kidney cancer. The risks are significantly higher for children. TEA is also linked to allergic reactions including eye problems, dryness of hair and skin, and can be toxic with long tern exposure.
Potentially cancer causing, and contain heavy metals which are toxic to the brain.
DBP has been found to be an endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxicant, Consistent use of DBP is linked to asthma, birth defects, liver and kidney failure, as well as cancer. Harmful to fish and other wildlife.
Widely used although they are known to be toxic. Parabens cause many allergic reactions and skin rashes, and have been linked to hormonal disruptions, breast cancer, increased skin aging, DNA damage, and may interfere with male reproductive functions.
Known to cause joint pain, allergies, skin reactions, headaches, dizziness, sleep loss, depression, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue, Exposure can trigger heart palpitations or asthma, aggrevate colds and coughs irritate the respiratory system. Additional side effects include weakened immune system and cancer.
This ingredient may cause cancer, cause skin irritation, allergies, photosensitivity (promotes sunburn), inhibits the body's natural moisturizing mechanism, promotes chapping and dry skin.
PEC can be contaminated with carcinogenic substances such as 1,4 dioxane, and ethylene oxide. Even when not contaminated, PEG compounds are known to cause skin irritation. Reduces the skin's natural moisture, increases the appearance of aging, and leaves the skin vulnerable to bacteria.
Fragrances can cause problems such as allergies, asthma, headache, skin irritation/rashes, hyperpigmentation, violent coughing, and vomiting. Some fragrances are linked to cancer and neurotoxicity.
Many of these ingredients are known endocrine disrupters, and reproductive toxicants (cyclotetrasiloxane). Harmful to fish and other wildlife.
Many commercial varieties are contaminated with known carcinogens ethylene oxide, and 1,4 dioxane. SLS causes eye irritation, skin rashes, hair loss, scaly scalp, and allergic reactions. Young eyes may not develop correctly if exposed to SLS. This ingredient may also cause damage the skin's immune system. Animals exposed to SLS experience eye damage, depression, labored breathing, diarrhea, severe skin irritation, and even death. This ingredient can convert into nitrosamines, a potent class of carcinogens.
Known to cause allergic and toxic reactions. The EPA considers PG toxic, and warns against contact to prevent brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. PG penetrates the skin and weakens protein and cellular structure.
This ingredients causes skin and eye irritations with short term use, and antibiotic resistance in bacteria; as well as hormonal disruptions, which can pose enormous long-term chronic health risk with prolonged use. May also contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Harmful to fish or other wildlife.