Tuesday, September 13, 2016


As a public health issue, Herbally Radiant has been promoting awareness about the potentially harmful chemical ingredients in cosmetics and skin care products.
In its efforts to offer more refined and improved products,Herbally Radiant is removing EDTA from its formulations, and replacing it with tetrasodium glutamate diacetate – a multi-purpose, clear, liquid chelating agent and preservative booster that is also bio degradable.
EDTA, called Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid is a water soluble ingredient used by cosmetic manufacturers as chelator, that is an agent which binds calcium with other ingredients. After recent studies showed its links with health risks, Herbally Radiant has decided to replace it with safer ingredient.
Growing awareness about the potentially harmful risks posed by the harsh chemical ingredients in beauty formulations is forcing global manufacturers to make their products safer, skin-friendly and without any side effects.  However, there are still many products being marketed by some which do not meet the safety standards.
Following the trend of natural healthy skin care products that are eco-friendly and safer, one of the largest Chinese company: Eco& more, based in Shanghai, has also decided to ban animal testing for its products.  The Canadian authorities are in the process of legislating to ensure cruelty-free beauty products.
We hope to witness more manufacturers coming forward with healthy and safer products. Meanwhile,  consumers might like to exercise caution and read the contents on the label of each product, and to stay away from it if the label displays any of the following ingredients :
Edtab Sodium
Tetra Sodium Edate
Tetrasodium Salt

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