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PON personal care products only use pure, organic, and natural ingredients. Our products contain over 70% organic content. This is our commitment to develop products that are pure, organic, and natural.

PON personal care products are free of parabens, MI/MCI, Sulfates, SLS/SLES, Silicone, DEAs, MEAs, TEAs, Colorants, Fragrances, Phthalates, GMOs. All these chemicals and additives are found in other everyday products from personal care to cosmetics to household products, but without known their harm and affect these chemicals can be hazardous to our health and the environment.

 

Ingredients Glossary

Below is our entire glossary of ingredients.

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To view more details about the ingredient, simply click on the name.

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Abies Sibirica (Siberian Fir) Oil

Abies Sibirica (Siberian Fir) Oil is an essential oil with aroma therapeutic properties used to improve moods and relieves stress. Other health benefits include preventing infections, improving respiratory function, detoxifying the body, and reducing body odor.

An ECOCERT Certified Organic Ingredient

Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract

This sugar maple extract is naturally rich in tartaric and malic acid. The blend of two acids work together to boost skin elasticity.

An ECOCERT Certified Natural Ingredient

Allantoin

Allantoin is a botanical extract that has soothing and healing properties that restore moisture and reduce skin irritation and inflammation. For skin care, allantoin helps promote cellular renewal, leaving skin smooth and soft. For hair care, it works as a keratolytic activity that breaks up dandruff scales.

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice

Aloe vera serve as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and essential amino acids. Aloe vera is used as a natural hydrating, moisturizing, and soothing properties on the skin and hair follicles. It can help rejuvenate your skin’s elasticity, while conditioning and softening hair.

Organic Certifications includes: USDA NOP Organic Certificate, ECOCERT Organic Certificate, and The International Aloe Science Council (IASC).

Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract

Artemisia Umbelliformis is an ECOCERT, COSMOS, and NATRUE certified organic extract organically cultivated from the Swiss Alpine plant white genepi flower. The white genepi flower is rich in chlorogenic acid, tannins, flavonoids. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties that helps purify, balance, and restore the skin and scalp. The extract can also add an extra protective barrier on skin.

An ECOCERT, COSMOS, and NATRUE Certified Organic Extract

 

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Capryl/Capramidopropyl Betaine

Capryl/Capramidopropyl Betaine is a very mild, plant-derived, biodegradable surfactant that doubles as a cleanser and a moisturizer.

An ECOCERT Certified Natural Ingredient

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil

Cinnamon bark oil is a hot and spicy fragrance with warm, inviting tones. It’s aroma therapeutic properties relieves stress, reduces muscle tension, pain in joints, and uplifts the spirit. It has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent and anticlotting properties. On skin, it tightens and tones the surface of skin and promotes circulation to the mind and body.

An ECOCERT Certified Organic Ingredient

Citric Acid

Citrus Acid, a natural alpha hydroxyl acid, is derived from citrus fruits. In cosmetics, it works as a natural preservative and astringent to balance pH level. All our products have a pH level of 5.5, which is the same range found in healthy hair and skin, making PON the perfect product.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract

Citrus Orange Fruit Extract is a natural preservative rich in citric acid. When topically applied, it stimulates collagen and works as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.

An ECOCERT Certified Natural Ingredient

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract

Lemon is a natural preservative rich in citric acid. When topically applied, it stimulates collagen and works as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.

An ECOCERT Certified Natural Ingredient

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil

The delightfully light, fresh smell of Citrus Lemon Peel Oil helps clears and refreshes the mind and body. Its antiseptic properties help treat pimples and various skin disorders by reducing excessive oil on the skin.

An ECOCERT Certified Organic Ingredient

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a naturally derived mild foaming and cleansing agent with excellent foaming quality. It is safe and commonly used in natural personal care products line and sulfate free products.

An ECOCERT Certified Natural Ingredient

Coco-Glucoside

Coco-Glucoside is a naturally derived mild cleanser made from natural and renewable raw materials. With its excellent foaming quality, it is ideal to create rich dense creamy foams perfect for lathering. Frequently used in personal care products line, especially for baby product.

Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Oil

The woody, clean energetic aroma of Cypress Oil calms and relaxes the body, spirit, and mind. Cypress oil benefits blood circulation and respiratory system which aid toxin removal of the body. The remove toxin in the body can help clear oily skin. It also can relieve pain, spam, and cramps. The antiseptic properties help treat and heal external wounds.

An ECOCERT Certified Organic Ingredient

 

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Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a mild plant based cleanser, derived from palm kernel oil, with soft, rich foams, which can be easily rinse-off without drying out the skin. It is very gentle on skin, making it suitable for even sensitive skin.

 

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Glycerin

Glycerin is a naturally occurring compound found in skin making it ideal and frequently added ingredient in personal care products. Glycerin is a skin repairing and moisture balancing ingredient. It repairs the skin as a humectant to reduce the loss of hydration in skin. It retains moisture and prevents dryness by drawing water to the surface layer of the skin. By creating moisture balance in the skin, it can help soothe, smooth, and soften the skin and scalp.

Glyceryl Laurate

Glyceryl Laurate is a botanical surfactant and emollient that cleanses, moisturizes, and hydrates the skin. It works by washes away the skin bacteria that produces body odor, while adding moisture to soften and relax the skin.

 

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Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey

Honey is an excellent humectant because of its ability to moisturize the skin and hair. For skin care, it conditions and cleans the skin, so it feels fresh and soft. For hair care, it enhances hair’s shine and luster due to its smoothing properties. It is especially great for dry and damaged hair.

 

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Isostearamide MIPA

Isostearamide MIPA functions as a thickening agent and is derived from palm kernel oil. It is the best choice for replacing Cocamide DEAs/MEAs.

 

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Lauryl Glucoside

Derived from natural, renewable botanical resources, Lauryl Glucoside is a tear-free high quality cleanser that produces dense, luxurious lather. It is a gentle and effective detergent and thickening agent that leaves skin and hair soft and smooth. It's suitable for all types of skin, especially for baby product and sensitive skin.

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Lavender has a fresh, floral comforting aroma. This soothing lavender scent is known for its aroma therapeutic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender works as a balancing and soothing aroma that calms and heals the mind, body, and soul. In skin care, it can help revitalize and treat skin problems such as blemish and breakouts, oily skin, wounds, burns, and sunburn.

An ECOCERT Certified Organic Ingredient

Linum Alpinum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

Linum Alpinum is an ECOCERT, COSMOS, and NATRUE certified organic extract organically cultivated from the Swiss Alpine plant flax. The Swiss Alpine plant flax better known as flax fiber is rich in flavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins and lignans. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to soothing and calming irritation of even dry and sensitive skin and scalp.

An ECOCERT, COSMOS, and NATRUE Certified Organic Ingredient

 

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Macadamia Seed Oil Glycereth-8 Esters

Macadamia Oil is rich in palmitoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, that has great conditioning properties on hair and skin. Palmitoleic acid works as a powerful antioxidant to keep skin and hair moisturized and hydrated. Macadamia Oil and the body and skin sebum, oil, both have similar chemical makeup making them often used in hair care and skin care formulations. Since Macadamia oil naturally works with skin, it is easily absorbed, so skin does not feel greasy or oily. Once absorb it works as an effective emollient that helps revitalize and adds protective barrier bring out hair and skin’s youthful glow and shine. It is great for dry skin and scalp.

Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

Malva Sylvestr (Mallow) is organically cultivated from Swiss Alpine plant mallow and certified organic by ECOCERT, COSMOS, and NATRUE. The Swiss Alpine plant mallow is rich in mucilages, polysaccharides and tannins that have anti- inflammatory and antioxidant properties to moisture dry skin. It is can help calm and soothe delicate sensitive baby skin making it ideal ingredient for baby products.

An ECOCERT, COSMOS, and NATRUE Certified Organic Ingredient

 

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Panthenol (Vitamin B5)

The key to maintain a healthy complexion, beautiful hair and skin is Panthenol, also known as Pro-Vitamin B5. For skin, Vitamin B5 works as a deeply penetrating moisturizer to helps preserve the skin’s elasticity and to keep skin looking young and fresh. In addition, it has wound healing effect as well as anti-inflammatory properties. For hair, it’s works as a moisturizer that prevents hair damage and improves luster and shine, so hair can grow and look thicker and fuller.

Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil

The pleasant and sweet smell of Rose Geranium Oil can assist with stress, anxiety, and fatigue. Besides aroma therapeutic properties, this native flower of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique can help promote beautiful, radiant skin by balancing the skin’s sebum, oil, production to reduce inflammation, blemishes, and outbreaks.

An ECOCERT Certified Organic Ingredient

Polyquaternium-10

Polyquaternium-10 works as a hair conditioning agent that is safe that enhances hair’s texture to feel soft and smooth.

Potassium Sorbate

The Potassium Sorbate PON uses is one of the only few preservatives approved by ECOCERT, BDIH and Soil Association for organic personal care products. Besides personal care products, it is also used as food preservatives for foods such as cheese, jams, dried fruit, and even wines. The purpose of this preservative is simply to prevent and fight bacteria and fungi for consumer health and product safety.

 

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Saccharide Isomerate

This Saccharide Isomerate is 100% natural and plant-derived and is both ECOCERT and NATRUE certified. It works as a long-lasting moisturizer making it especially great relieve discomfort, flaky or irritation on dry hair and skin.

An ECOCERT Certified Natural Ingredient

Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract

The Sugar Cane Extract is rich in glycolic acid. Glycolic acid has great exfoliating and moisturizing properties to keep skin and hair soft and smooth.

An ECOCERT Certified Natural Ingredient

Sodium Benzoate

The Sodium Benzoate Pon uses is one of the only few preservatives approved by ECOCERT, BDIH and Soil Association for organic personal care products. Sodium Benzonate is the salt of Benzonic Acid, which is naturally found in fruits like berries, apples, plums and spices like cinnamon and ripe cloves. It is commonly used in cosmetics and personal care formulations to prevent and fight bacteria and fungi.

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is an extremely mild surfactant that is used in natural personal care product line such as shower gels, facial cleansers, shampoos, and relaxing bubble baths. As a biodegradable cleanser, it can produce a dense, luxurious foam that light enough for even sensitive skin and scalp.

Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate

Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate is a sulfate-free, mild surfactant that is often used in personal care. This cleanser produces moderate foam which can leave a soft after-feel on skin and hair. As a mild cleanser made from natural and renewable raw materials, it is safe and gentle enough for sensitive skin.

 

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Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate is an ECOCERT approved ingredients made from naturally occurring amino acids that are also biodegradable. This ingredient is a much safer chelating agent to replace the commonly used of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). This chelating agent is also used to reduce the use of preservatives.

An ECOCERT Certified Natural Ingredient

 

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Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract

Bilberry is naturally rich in alpha hydroxyl acid which stimulate skin renewal and lactic acid that works as a highly effective moisturizer.

An ECOCERT Certified Natural Ingredient

 

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Ingredients We Will Never Use

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Parabens

Commonly used preservatives that prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and yeast. Parabens are found in many shampoo, face cleanser, body wash, body lotion, and cosmetic products. However, studies have shown these commonly used ingredients may link to cancer, act as hormone disruptors, and emit reproductive toxins. Paraben’s similar estrogen chemical structure mimic this female hormone which can confuse the body’s natural responses. In some cases, parabens have been link to spur the growth of breast cancer cells.

Methylisothiazolinone/Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI)

MI/MIC is a preservative found in personal care products, sun cares, cosmetics, and baby wipes to fabric conditioners and household cleaners. Studies have shown that this preservative may cause a type of eczema that acts as an allergic reaction with symptoms of redness, dryness, blisters, swelling, and even a burning or stinging sensation. This allergy may arise after applying and using products containing MI/MCI for year and years. More female then males are likely to develop this allergic reaction because of the increase contact with more cosmetics and personal care products contain MI/MCI. The body areas that tend to be affected are face, hands, and genitals (baby wipes).

Sulfates

Sulfates are detergents and foaming agent frequently found in many personal care products such as shampoos, toothpastes, shaving creams, body washes and facial cleansers. Two widely used and known sulfates are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES). Over the year, researchers have discovered that sulfates may cause irritation on the skin and scalp.

Silicones

Silicones are non-biodegradable unsustainable chemicals commonly found in skin and hair products. There are many different types of silicones and it can be hard to tell if your shampoo or conditioner contains them if you don’t know what you are looking for, but look out for words ending in ‘cone’ on the ingredient list, e.g. dimethicone. Silicones are used to give your hair added shine and smoothness. However because silicones are water insoluble, it is form a layer around the hair shaft, smothering the hair and preventing moisture from penetrating, which can lead to dryness and brittleness. Silicones create a temporary illusion of healthy hair, but as they continue to build up layer by layer, your hair gets weighed down and can appear greasy and dull

DEAs/MEAs/TEAs (Ethanolamine Compounds)

DEA and DEA-related ingredients function as emulsifiers or foaming agents in cosmetics, or to adjust a product's pH (acidity). Researches have shown that ethanolamine compounds like DEA, MEA, and TEA found in shampoo and body washes are suspected carcinogens and organ system toxicity of the liver, kidney, and brain.

Colorants

Colorant is something added to something else to cause a change in color. Studies have shown that most colors and dyes are made with synthetic chemical. One color could possibly be made up to 50 or more chemicals. Generally used Food, Drug & Cosmetic (FD&C) and Drug and Cosmetics (D&C) approved colorants are coal-tar derivate, which are continuously tested on animals. Colorants are commonly used in soaps, lotions, shave gels, toothpastes, shampoos, styling creams, face creams, toners, cleansers, bath gels, and more. Many are made of coal tar, and may contain heavy metal salts like arsenic and lead that can deposit toxins onto the skin. These toxins increase your risk of skin sensitivity and irritation, and are known for blocking pores and increasing the risk of acne breakouts. If they’re included in products you leave on your skin, they may be absorbed into your body where they can cause additional damage.

Fragrance/Parfum

The word "fragrance" or "parfum" on the product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) lists 3,059 materials that are reported as being used in fragrance compounds. Of these 3,059 ingredients, some have evidence linking them to health effects including cancer, reproductive toxicity, allergies and sensitivities.

Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and others)

Phthalates are a group of chemicals (including DEHP, DINP, DBP, DEP, and more) used as softeners, or plasticizers in hundreds of products to include personal care products, such as nail polish, hair sprays, aftershave lotions, soaps, shampoos, perfumes and other fragrance preparations. Studies have shown that The National Toxicology Program and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report that DEHP is reasonably to be anticipated to be a human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity of animal studies. DBP has been shown to cause proliferation of breast tumor cells and to make anti-estrogen treatments, such as tamoxifen, less effective against tumors. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health demonstrates that DEHP can cause liver tumors in animals. Pregnant women or young children, whom the research has indicated are the most vulnerable to the effects of phthalates.

Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs)

GMOs are moving beyond the dinner table and entering into the personal care and cosmetic world. With the skin can absorb up to 60% of the ingredients put on its surface, GMOs are concerns for personal health and the environment. World Health Organization (WHO) defines GMOs as organisms like plant, animals, or microorganisms, who genetic DNA material has been altered or change in a unnaturally occurs process through genetic engineering, biotechnology, or recombinant DNA technology by mating, inserting, or through natural recombination of a DNA genetic fragment of one organism into another. According to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), several animal studies have indicated serious health risks associated with eating GM foods, including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, insulin regulation, and changes in the liver, kidney, spleen, and digestive system. In addition, studies have linked GM foods with asthma, allergies, inflammation, and intestinal damage. The concerns of adding GMOs to personal care products are allergic reaction, genetic transfer, and outcrossing, the indirect effect on future crop health and production.

 
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