Phthalates are chemically esters, which used in cosmetic products as solubilizers. The most commonly used are Diethyl Phthalate (DEP) and Dimethyl Phthalate (DMP).
Phthalates are known to cause a broad range of birth defects and lifelong reproductive problems in the laboratory animals exposed to these chemicals during pregnancy and after birth. Phthalates are also known to be hormone-mimicking chemicals, many of which disrupt normal hormonal processes, raising concern about their implications for increased breast cancer risk.
Although the USFDA has chosen not to take any regulatory action against the use of DBP and DEHP in cosmetics in 2004, the EU has prohibited the manufacture / sale of cosmetics containing these specific phthalates.
However, the bottom line is “There is no reason to be mindful, but no reason to have an all-consuming concern about these chemicals. If it helps you rest easy, use phthalate-free products.”
All GoAyur product are phthalate free.