Why Do You Choose an Organic Solution?
Infinite Glow utilizes the most natural, organic, and eco-certified ingredients available in our professional sunless solutions. We understand that the use of extra additives and harsh preservatives are unnecessary and unfavorable for your skin. In the attempt to be labeled "organic" and "vegan", many sunless companies use organic compounds such as DMDM Hydantoin and Diazolidinyl Urea in their tanning solutions. Both compounds are antimicrobial formaldehyde releasing preservatives and are used in solutions so companies may abide by the guidelines to truly be labeled "organic". Deemed as moderate to high hazards by the EWG (Environmental Working Group), DMDM Hydantoin and Diazolidinyl Urea can cause allergies in people exposed to the ingredient itself and its decomposition products. The main concern is the chemical release of formaldehyde, a dangerous compound that is deemed a human carcinogen and has been linked to causing cancer.
When searching for an all natural, organic spray tanning solution, the last thing I want to be is exposed to formaldehyde! There is no regulation on Organic Labeling in the cosmetic industry, as there is with produce and other food products. Many sunless tanning solutions claim to be organic, but look closer into the ingredients needed for it to be labeled "ORGANIC". It just might surprise you and defeat the purpose of your quest for the au naturale.
Additional information as of July 7, 2014
Ecocert, a company that sets certification standards for dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the main active ingredient in sunless tanning solutions, has noticed numerous tanning products claiming they contain “organic DHA certified by Ecocert”, which is false and misleading to the consumer.
Indeed, Ecocert has not certified DHA as organic (according to the “Ecocert Natural and Organic Cosmetic Standard”) from any manufacturer and has seen no evidence that organic DHA exists. As such, any representation by a seller of tanning products that they use “Eco Certified (Eco-Cert) organic DHA”, “Organic Ecocert-certified DHA” or other similar wording is false and misleading to the consumer.
Ecocert is currently in the process of informing the concerned tanning industry participants of these incorrect statements in their marketing materials, and is asking all sellers and distributors using such wording to discontinue immediately.
Actually, Ecocert has only validated DHA from certain suppliers for its use in organic products certified in accordance with the Ecocert Natural and Organic Cosmetic Standard. This validation is in no way equivalent to a certification as organic and the DHA will not even count as organic in the calculations applicable to the certified products under the Ecocert standard.
Additionally, parties with no affiliation with Ecocert are using the trademarked term “Ecocert” without authorization. Specific approval from Ecocert for each use of this trademarked term is required and Ecocert reserves the right to pursue legal remedies for trademark violations and reputation parasitism.
Infinite Glow has never claimed our solutions to be organic, however we do utilize as many organic and natural ingredients as possible. As it seems there has been no evidence that organic DHA even exists, solutions claiming to be 100% Organic are both false and misleading to the consumer.
Be careful to do your research before choosing an "organic" sunless tanning solution. We included our list of ingredients for our Infinite Glow Sunless Solutions.
Infinite Glow Sunless Solution Ingredients:
Purified Water, Dihydroxyacetone (Eco-Certified DHA), Camellia Sinesis (White Tea Extract), Erythrulose, Organic Aloe Vera Barbendensis Gel, Glycerine, Coffee Bean Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Ordenone, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Red #40 and Fragrance.