Our Ingredient Selection Process

Natralogic Image Our Ingredient Selection Process Black Pregnant Women Cream SunOur skin is the largest organ in our body and it is very permeable. This means that the products we apply onto our skin do not just sit on the surface, but can be absorbed through our skin and into our bloodstream. Unfortunately, many chemicals that enter the bloodstream are able to cross the placenta and enter the bloodstream of an unborn baby. Several chemicals used in personal care products (PCPs) and cosmetics are known or suspected toxins, but current legislation in the European Union (EU) and South Africa (SA) does not require these to be labelled as hazardous products. Instead, ingredients must only be listed on containers to inform consumers of potential hazards. In addition to this, PCP and cosmetic manufacturing companies in SA are not required to assess the safety of their products or ingredients. Other PCPs and cosmetics contain chemicals of unknown toxicity due to the lack of scientific data showing safety of these chemicals. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has only been able to require testing on less than two percent of the more than 80,000 chemicals that have been on the market at some point since 1976.

Click here for a list of the most toxic ingredients found in personal care products that should be avoided, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It is therefore of vital importance to be very careful about the products and ingredients you are applying to your skin during the pregnancy and breastfeeding months. But with all of the lotions and potions on the market and their unreadable ingredient lists, figuring out what's safe and effective can be overwhelming. Fortunately, that’s where we come in. Natralogic products do not contain any harmful ingredients that could potentially affect the health of your developing baby. Instead, we have selected only safe and natural ingredients that are highly effective and thoroughly researched to nurture you and your growing baby. We follow a very strict ingredient selection process specifically aimed at avoiding ingredients that have been associated with miscarriage, bleeding complications, birth defects, disruption in foetal growth and are known carcinogens (cancer causing). Choosing pregnancy safe skin care will put your mind at ease and keep you looking your best while your tot-to-be grows.

Click here to find out more about why you should be using an all-natural pregnancy specific range.


Natralogic Infographic The 7 Step Process To Keeping You & Your Baby Safe

Before use, each ingredient is carefully assessed using our unique 7-step screening process which has been specifically designed for development of maternity skin care products. In each step of the screening process an ingredient is scrutinized using the world’s most prominent medical databases so as to ensure that the ingredient is safe for use and that it will provide the best possible results.

These medical databases include:

  • TERIS (Teratogen Information System) is a computerized database designed to assist physicians or other healthcare professionals in assessing the risks of possible teratogenic (an agent that can disturb the development of the embryo or fetus) exposures in pregnant women. The database consists of a series of agent summaries, each of which is based on a thorough review of published clinical and experimental literature. Each summary includes a risk assessment derived by consensus of an advisory board comprising nationally-recognized authorities in clinical teratology.

  • LACTMED is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) bibliographic database for information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant.

  • TOXLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's (NLM) bibliographic database for toxicology. Its records provide bibliographic information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals and contains over 4 million bibliographic citations.

  • MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 23 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) Expert Panel, is an independent, non-profit scientific body established to thoroughly review and assess the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics in the U.S.

  • COSING is the European Commission database for information on Cosmetic Ingredients & Substances.

  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) provides information regarding the potential hazards, emergency response and protective measures for any chemical product. It also contains information on the use, storage, handling and emergency procedures all related to the hazards of the material.

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