Why do you use carrageenan?
We definitely understand your concern about products that contain carrageenan. We love that you are wanting only the best for your skin and that you care about the ingredients in the products you choose to purchase.
We have not yet seen any studies that link topical use of carrageenan to any health concerns, and are aware of the issues surrounding the safety of ingesting carrageenan. We know that when degraded and used as a filler in food products this ingredient could potentially be harmful to the immune system, and could cause inflammation of the intestines.
Luckily, when used topically, carrageenan has too large of a molecule to penetrate the skin, so it cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream and cannot get into your intestinal tract. We use this ingredient in some of our products as an emulsifier to create a more even and rich texture. Our carrageenan is extremely high quality and is un-degraded.
Our carrageenan extract is manufactured by washing red dried seaweed, followed by a hot alkaline extraction to disintegrate the plant material. It is primarily used as an emulsifier and thickening agent in formulas. Our carrageenan is all natural and Certified Organic.
Our products that contain carrageenan are listed below:
Radiant Skin Silk Body Lotion
Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Citrus Stem Cell Serum
Illuminating Pearl Mask
Probiotic Serum with Tremella
Wild Fruit Serum
Here's an article from our blog about carrageenan, why we use it and what the effects are in skincare if you'd like to hear more: http://www.annmariegianni.com/carrageenan-in-skin-care/
Please let us know if you have any other questions as we are happy to help you find a product that you feel comfortable using on your beautiful skin! Just send us an email at [email protected]