CADŌ uses organic and non-toxic ingredients that are approved by the FDA and Health Canada.
No parabens, sulfates or phthalates are used. Lead-free.
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
This wax is extracted from the candelilla shrub found in Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert. Harvesters require a permit ensuring that cultivation is done sustainably and will not harm the environment. Candelilla wax is gently absorbed into the skin acting as a barrier to minimize any moisture loss. It is also rich in nutrients and is a binding agent.
This is a fatty acid made from castor oil and is classified as a skin conditioner and emollient. It provides a silky, non-oily feel to the lips and is a non-comedogenic emollient, meaning that it does not clog the pores. Its eco-friendliness and purity make it an ingredient that is in high demand.
Tocopheryl Acetate is commonly known as Vitamin E. It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol and is naturally found in vegetable oils. Vitamin E oil is used as an anti-oxidant to keep free radicals out of the body. It is also used to combat aging, reduce wrinkles and keep skin looking youthful. It serves as a natural anti-bacterial agent in lipstick.
Pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate is a synthetic, non-aqueous lipid-based ingredient used as a texture enhancing, skin conditioning agent. It imparts a soft feel to the skin as well as being water repellant. It also functions as a viscosity increasing agent and binder.
Isododecane is used as an emollient on skin. It spreads easily and is often the preferred choice for high-end cosmetics because it is not absorbed by the skin, and won’t clog pores. It is this lack of absorption that prevents any significant irritation. By preventing water evaporation from the skin, it extends the length of time that lips stay moisturized. It works together with Acrylate/Dimethicone Copolymer to add shine and hydration.
Phenoxyethanol is used as an anti-microbial and preservative for a variety of cosmetics. Usually synthesized for commercial use, it can also be found naturally in products such as green tea. If there is no preservative, harmful bacteria and fungi will grow and that can make one quite sick. Phenoxyethanol is safer than parabens and currently, is considered the best preservative available. It's scientifically proven to be effective and safe. Safety for our clients is paramount.
Colourants which may or may not be present:
Red 27 Lake (CI 45410) , Red 6 Lake (CI 15850) , Red 7 Lake (CI 15850) , Red 33 Lake(CI 17200) , Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Orange 5 Lake (CI 45370) , Bismut Oxychloride (CI 77163) , Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360) , Red 40 Lake(CI 16035)