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Proactiv Alternative: Clear Salve

All inactive ingredients in Ceela’s Clear Salve are considered natural…our bodies use these to maintain normal health. Mothers who nurse provide their babies with CLA.

Proactiv provides 5 natural ingredients: water, allantoin, glycerin, squalane, sodium hydroxide. However, an additional 23 are noted as having minimal to no history. The source used was the SKINDEEP DATA BASE. This is the only open research tool available. 

In Proactiv, there are 5 dubious ingredients, and 3 considered on the seriously avoid list.

Phenoxyethanol should be avoided as it is a Paraben-like xeno-estrogen. Doctors often recommend avoiding this if you have concerns about breast or ovarian cancer.

Active Ingredient:

Salicylic Acid 2.0%

 

Inactive Ingredients: 

Water (aqua)

Potassium Linoleate (CLA)

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

Aspartate

Alanine

Glycine

Rice Vit E

taken from SkinDeep Database

PROACTIV: COMPLEXION PERFECTING HYDRATOR

Active Ingredient:

Salicylic Acid 0.5%

 

Inactive Ingredients:

Water (aqua),

butylene glycol,

cetearyl alcohol,

dimethicone,

sodium polyacrylate,

scutellaria baicalensis root extract,

sophora angustifolia root extract,

morus alba root extract,

glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract,

arctostaphylos uva ursi leaf extract,

kojic acid,

zinc gluconate,

alpha-glucan oligosaccharide,

sodium hyaluronate,

bisabolol,

allantoin,

One can clearly see there are numerous dubious ingredients. It is unclear why there are several antibiotic-preservatives in the Proactiv. The colored links will lead you to the Skin Deep discussion.

 

 

 

Inactive Ingredients (continued):

squalane,

safflower oil/palm oil aminopropanediol esters,

C12-15 alkyl lactate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylyl glycol,

ethylhexylglycerin,

glycerin,

ethylhexyl palmitate,

hydrogenated polydecene,

hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin,

PPG-5-laureth-5,

polyquaternium-11,

ceteareth-20,

aluminum starch octenylsuccinate,

polysorbate 60,

hexylene glycol,

PPG-2 myristyl ether propionate,

sodium hydroxide,

disodium EDTA,

phenoxyethanol,

fragrance (parfum).