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Maybe This is How Polyparaben Was Born
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Herbigerm? What a bizzare combination for a preservative blend! Given that the mixture of propylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben and diazolidinyl urea is a effective, well-established blend in its own right, I can't begin to understand the logic of adding the other components. It is pointless, unless the manufacturer is trying to make the overall blend look more "natural" - but it's NOT "natural" because of the excellent synthetic preservatives used in it! Strange!
October 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM
HI Dene - I agree, and I believe that is exactly what this company is aiming to do - most especially since they named it 'Herbigerm' (just sounds more natural, doesn't it?). I have never seen this combo of ingredients either - why I was curious to give it a try. I'm guessing it has a very fresh and natural scent to it with the addition of tea tree oil and rosemary oil.
To be fair- the company is NOT listing it as a natural preservative.
Thanks for your input :)
October 4, 2013 at 2:39 PM
If only all companies were that willing to correct a mistake. Perry Romanowski pointed out a long time ago to the EWG that Polyparaben does not exist. Fast forward 3 years and it's still listed in their database.
October 4, 2013 at 11:50 PM
I know this company. Actually even though they operate in several countries and are a substantial business they aren't enormous. They have entertained me several times over the years with the amiable battiness and creative interpretations of what was actually ordered. Unless I am much mistaken that particular blend postdates your discovery of the EWG polyparaben bloomer.
October 5, 2013 at 9:42 AM
Chris - thanks for your input. I believe Perry Romanowski is not the only one to alert the EWG as to their blooper. They seem to have ignored everyone who has tried informing them about polyparaben.
October 6, 2013 at 6:11 PM
Colin - thanks so much for clearing this up! As to the size of the company, you're right in that you would have to see them through my eyes to perceive them as large. The real big boys can't be bothered with the piddly-sized orders I can place. :)
October 6, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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