It’s been a week of fanfare over here at The Ghost Generation. We launched all of our new bath and skincare items and I’ve been writing about our process of why we did this in the first place but today, I wanted to focus on our ingredients and the fact that our bath and skincare products are 100% Vegan.
I have INCREDIBLY sensitive skin and have basically played Russian roulette with every product out there, just hoping that I didn’t break out in some huge rash and have to wear long sleeves in hot weather just to hide it. If you take a second and look at the ingredients list on most of your skincare products and realize what they put in there you might end up horrified.
Because of course, we all like to slather plastic on ourselves daily.
So I set out to create products that would work on my skin and everybody else out there who’s fought the good fight. I still wanted fun colors added to our products and so did my research with companies that gave full breakdowns of their ingredients and showed their FDA approval certificates. Mad Micas and Nurture Soap are amazingly transparent companies and I feel comfortable with every single one of their products, especially as they give a breakdown of the best uses for each of their dyes and fragrances.
Bath Bombs are made with mostly household ingredients: Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Epsom salts, Corn Starch (of which I went with non-GMO, pure, gluten-free options for each). The oils used are pure, non-GMO and USDA Organic certified. Even the Polysorbate 80 which I use (as it prevents the colors in your bath bomb from staining your tub) is derived from fatty acids sourced from vegetable oils.
The solid lotions are made with Kokum Butter (more on that particular ingredient and all of its MANY benefits in tomorrow’s post), 100% pure beeswax, Sweet Almond Oil, and either essential oils or phthalate-free fragrance oil (no plastics!) and the scrubs are made with 100% pure fractionated coconut oil and granulated sugar with some mica powder thrown in and some more of the aforementioned fragrance. It’s that simple – our products weren’t tested on animals and none of the ingredients we use are animal-derived so I’ll repeat it again: our bath and skincare products are 100% Vegan. We put all of our ingredients under each listing in our store because you deserve to know what you’re putting on your body. We’ve got enough to stress about in the world right now without also wondering if we’re doing damage to our bodies and we want to take away that stress, not add to it!
With all new products moving forward, we will hold ourselves to this high standard because frankly, that’s what sets us apart from every single body lotion, scrub and bath bomb you can get in a big box store. Our product is often cheaper than that bought in a box store as well so WIN WIN for you. We’re an open book – if you have any questions, respond to this post or you can email us at [email protected] We’re always here to help or just talk 😀