Looking for MI-free products?

02/05/2020 —  By Alexandra Julian

Looking for MI-free products?

What is MI?

MI stands for methylisothiazolinone and at one time this ingredient was a commonly used preservative in a broad range of beauty products.

MI is not permitted as an ingredient by any organic certification body worldwide. As such, all of our products have always been free from MI.

 

Are all beauty products methylisothiazolinone free?

Concerns around the allergen risk associated with MI led to a Europe-wide ban on its use as a skin care preservative and this is one of the many reasons why you will not find MI in leave-on skin care products that are made in the UK. These are products such as face creams and body lotions.

The ban on using methylisothiazolinone in leave-on beauty products has been in place in Europe since 2017. This ban is not in place worldwide and if you order skin care from outside of Europe, you will need to check the label to see whether it is an MI-free product.

A very low level of methylisothiazolinone is still permitted for use in rinse-off products; this very low level is generally well tolerated. However due to organic certification we use alternative preservatives so all of our shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and hand washes are MI-free.

 

Which preservatives do Green People use instead?

Instead of using MI, Green People use a range of mild preservatives including Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Levulinic Acid and Sorbic Acid.

We prefer to use preservatives that are present in nature, that are well suited to sensitive and eczema-prone skin and that are permitted by our organic certification bodies.

Wherever possible we choose to use packaging that requires less need for preservatives. Our airless pumps are a good example of packaging that requires less need for skin care preservatives, and you can shop our airless pump skin care products using the links below.

 

Certified organic products for sensitive skin

Our certified organic beauty products are gentle on sensitive skin and are packed with nourishing plant ingredients to protect the skin barrier.  

Our Sensitive range is particularly suitable for those who have allergies. Discover our bestselling essentials from this scent-free range here:

Scent Free Anti-Ageing 24-Hour Cream 50ml

Scent Free Anti-Ageing 24-Hour Cream 50ml

An ultra-gentle anti-ageing moisturiser to soothe and nourish sensitive skin

£22.00

Scent Free Cleanser 150ml

Scent Free Cleanser 150ml

Ultra-gentle cleanser & make-up remover

£23.00

Scent Free Shampoo 200ml

Scent Free Shampoo 200ml

An ultra-gentle shampoo, soothing for sensitive scalps

£14.00

Scent Free Conditioner 200ml

Scent Free Conditioner 200ml

An ultra-gentle, easy-comb conditioner for sensitive scalps

£14.00

Scent Free Shower Gel 200ml

Scent Free Shower Gel 200ml

An ultra-gentle bath and shower gel, soothing for sensitive skin

£14.00

Scent Free Hand Wash 300ml

Scent Free Hand Wash 300ml

An ultra-gentle hand wash, pH-balanced for sensitive skin

£13.50

 

Alternatively, you may like to view our products by category:

 Organic skin care

Organic hair care

Organic body care

Organic sun cream

 

If you have any questions about methyisothiazolinone-free products, please get in touch by emailing organic@greenpeople.co.uk. Our friendly customer care team can also give you advice on finding the best products for your skin type if you call 01403 740350.

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