Ingredients FAQs– Delphis Eco UK

    Ingredients FAQs

    Ingredients FAQs

    What makes the products green and sustainable?

    Our product range is derived from renewable resources and are readily biodegradable, meaning there are no toxins going into water systems and the environment.

    Are your products tested on animals?

    Our products undergo no animal testing, and each item is non-flammable, non-comedogenic for the skin, free of phosphates and phosphonates, and designed to minimise their impact on aquatic life.

    Do your products contain parabens?

    There are no parabens present in the majority of our products, except for the hand soaps. The quantities of parabens used are extremely minimal, and there is no indication of any adverse health or environmental effects at these concentrations. It's crucial to recognise that reliable preservatives are vital in cosmetics to prevent contamination by bacteria or mould that could pose a risk to users. Without such preservatives, water-based cleaning products would have a very brief shelf life and could become unsafe for use, potentially leading to an increase in product recalls whch would be unsustainable.

    Do any of your products contain Lilial, a trade name for lily ldehyde, also known as lysmeral?

    All of our products are Lilial free.

    Do you product contain any phosphates or phosphonates?

    Our products do not contain phosphates or phosphonates. Phosphorus causes over-fertilisation of aquatic flora like algae - a condition known as eutrophication. When these flora die, they decay and use up oxygen, causing the death of fish, invertebrates, and aquatic organisms.

    This is why no Delphis Eco products contain phosphates or phosphonates.

    Which of your products have isothiazolinone compounds in them?

    We only eliminate preservatives when feasible, such as when the pH of the product is not conducive to bacterial growth. We prioritise the effectiveness and safety of our products, which is why we carefully select preservatives that strike the right balance.

    In neutral products like washing up liquids, preservatives are essential to prevent bacterial contamination after the bottle has been opened. Rest assured, we use preservatives within safe limits, ensuring that our final products do not cause skin sensitisation or allergic reactions.

    Specifically, we utilise three types of isothiazolinones:

    Benzisothiazolinone is present in:

    • MSP Multi Surface Polishes
    • MET Metal Polishes
    • POT Washing Up Liquids
    • POTSA Super Active Washing Up Liquids
    • POT050WAG Delphis Eco Washing Up Liquid
    • POTLA Washing Up Liquid
    • LCG Floor & Surface Lemon Gel Cleaners for retail

    Methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone are found in:

    • ABF050 Anti-Bac Foam Soap

    At Delphis Eco, we remain dedicated to transparency and ensuring the safety and quality of our products as we continue on our mission towards a more sustainable future.

    Do your products contain linalool?

    Linalool can be found in the Washing up Liquid products (excluding POTSA), and is also found in the Floor and Surface Cleaner (LCG007RET), and the Hand soap (HWA).

    For disclosure purposes, levels exceeding 0.1% need to be indicated (with the natural aspect not significantly impacting chemical hazard classification). This threshold is established by regulators as the point at which it might trigger reactions in individuals with existing allergies. Our products have below this amount.

    For those wishing to take extra precautions, however, avoiding the mentioned products would be advisable.

    Do your products contain methylthiazolinone methylchlorothiazolinone linalool balsam of Peru  - ie fragrances, including natural oils benzaklonium chloride or limomene?

    Our antibacterial foaming soap contains methylisothiazolinone & methylchloroisothiazolinone.

    Benzisothiazolinone is present in our

    • Multi-Surface Polishes
    • Metal Polish
    • Washing Up liquids
    • Floor & Surface Lemon Gel

    Linalool is added in the following products but in very small doses.

    • Washing up liquids
    • Lemon Gel Cleaner and the
    • Hand wash soap

    What is the difference between parabens and phthalates? Do you have any in your products?

    Phthalates are used to make plastic- usually to make PVC more flexible. Parabens are preservatives that fight bacteria and mould growth. We do not use parabens or phthalates in our products.

    Do your products contain palm oil/palm oil derivatives?

    We are aware of the negative perceptions surrounding palm oil. However, within the context of sustainable practices, palm oil has the potential to drive positive transformations. It can contribute to environmental protection, community support, worker empowerment, and wildlife conservation. Through our collaboration with the Roundtable on Sustainable palm oil (RSPO), an organisation renowned for certified palm oil, we incorporate palm oil-derived surfactants in our cleaning products. The RSPO's initiatives center around preventing deforestation, ensuring fair treatment of communities and labourers, and safeguarding wildlife and ecosystems. Our preference for palm oil is based on its exceptional land use efficiency, making it the most sustainable option for crop cultivation. Therefore, while our products do include palm oil derivatives, they are ethically sourced and chosen as the most sustainable alternative.

    Can your products cause allergic reactions?

    There are two categories of products that might potentially trigger allergic reactions:

    1. H317 Classification (May cause an allergic skin reaction): This category pertains to substances with concentrations exceeding a specific threshold. If a substance falls under this classification, it indicates that it could lead to an allergic skin reaction in individuals who haven't exhibited prior allergies to it.
    2. EUH208 Classification (may produce an allergic reaction): This category is assigned to substances capable of eliciting an allergic response in individuals already allergic to the substance. Generally, the concentration that can trigger a reaction is about ten times lower than the H317 threshold. In essence, this classification is more sensitive to existing allergies.

    It's important to note that allergen disclosure doesn't solely rely on H317 or EUH208 classifications. If a substance doesn't fall under either of these classifications, it doesn't necessarily mean it's completely devoid of allergens. The information available on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) might only state the absence of allergens above the disclosure-required level. This implies that while the concentration might not be high enough for classification under H317 or EUH208, some allergens could still be present.

    What is the pH level of your products?

    The pH level is provided in section 9.1 of our safety data sheets. If needed, we can gladly send you the required safety data sheets for your records.

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