Cake

They may not be proclaiming that their green but they say that they don’t use any yucky stuff in their products… well maybe they should think again about using butane!  It’s a human toxicant/allergen which is restricted for the use in cosmetics.  So even based on this one ingredient I would consider this a greenwash, but I wanted to be sure so I looked a little further and just so you’re aware they also use the following yucky ingredients… isobutane, propane, distearyldimonium chloride, parfum, alcohol denatured, PEG-100 stearate, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, triethanolamine, and benzophenone-3, and that was just two products!!!  Run and run fast from these products!!

 

Ecologik

If you’re ever confused about what a greenwasher is just head to their website.  They boast about how natural they are, list off all the things they’re free from meanwhile they use ingredients like methlychloroisothiazolinone which is a know skin, lung and eye irritant; propylene glycol, same concerns; benzalkonium chloride which is a severe skin, eye, and respiratory irritation and allergies, benzalkonium chloride is a sensitizer especially dangerous for people with asthma or skin conditions such as eczema; benzisothiazolinone which is a strong irritant and is toxic to the wildlife and environment; alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride which is a severe eye, lung and skin irritant and is associated with allergies.  I really don’t need to say much more about this company, take a look for yourself.  Pick any product and research the ingredients yourself, I wouldn’t buy a single thing from them and would question what they think is so eco about their products.

 

Origins

Here’s the list of ingredients on the first item I clicked on (their cooling moisturizer with Hawaiian mineral water) ingredients: water\aqua\eau ; isododecane ; butylene glycol ; glycerin ; cetyl ethylhexanoate ; dimethicone ; lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone ; trimethylsiloxysilicate ; neopentyl glycol diheptanoate ; peg-8 diisostearate ; ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil*, mentha arvensis leaf oil*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, juniperus virginiana oil*, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil*, limonene, linalool ; curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract ; cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract ; phyllanthus emblica fruit extract ; coleus forskohlii root extract ; paullinia cupana seed extract ; saccharomyces lysate extract ; betula alba (birch) extract ; rosa canina (rose) fruit oil ; peg-150 ; menthol ; helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil ; disteardimonium hectorite ; menthyl pca ; peg-10 dimethicone ; caprylyl glycol ; trisiloxane ; polyvinyl alcohol ; dimethiconol ; propylene carbonate ; maltodextrin ; hydroxyethylcellulose ; xanthan gum ; potassium sorbate ; phenoxyethanol * essential oil.  I’ve highlighted the ones that are of main concern, there are others that have no data therefor they don’t know if there’s irritation or environmental issues with the ingredient but again with all these concerning ingredients in one product it’s enough for me to question everything about this company.  One other thing is that they say their committed to our well being and the planets including their packaging but they use a lot of plastic in their packaging which people end up tossing in the garbage unfortunately.

 

V.I.P Soap Products

This place has a few companies but I thought I’d clump them all together since it’s all on their website as such.  So just to be clear I’m going to be listing all the iffy ingredients from V.I.P Soap Products, Echo Clean, Granny’s and Valor.  So V.I.P. lists methylisothiazolinone as Neolone 950 which is a not so great preservative, Cocamide DEA is listed as cocodiethanolamide which is a foam control that is classified as toxic and harmful.  Lauryl alcohol ethoxylate which should be used with extreme caution. Other ingredients I’m just going to list off like sodium laureth sulfate, red 40, fragrance, potassium sorbate, sodium metasilicate and borax.  Not the idea I had in mind when I think about a biodegradable and all natural household cleaning company.  Then I went on to look at Echo Clean and they use laureth-7, propylene glycol, sodium borate, subtilisin, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, PEG-3 disoyoylamidoethylmonium methosulfate, benzisothiazolinone,  C12-14 pareth 11, sodium silicate, sodium metasilicate, colorant, fragrance and Peg-150 Distearate.  At this point I got tired of looking through but I figured I take a quick glance at Granny’s and Valor and saw carbamide and sodium metasilicate and Valor doesn’t have any ingredients listed but my guess is that they’re just as bad as the rest of them.  I would never recommend getting anything from this company, they seem like a greenwasher in my eyes.