Microplastics and Microbeads

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Do you use microbeads in your products?

OUAI does not use microplastics or microbeads in any of our formulations. 


What is The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015?
This act prohibits the manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of rinse-off cosmetics containing plastic microbeads. This new law also applies to products that are both cosmetics and non-prescription (also called “over-the-counter” or “OTC”) drugs, such as toothpastes.


What Polyquaternium 7?
  • PQ7 (Polyquaternium 7) is not considered a micro-plastic. It is a stable polymer (a macromolecule) available in liquid form.
  • Polyquaternium 7 an excellent cationic conditioner for hair and skin to provide excellent lubricity, softness, light hair conditioning and compatibility enhancing properties to hair without excessive build up.
  • The safety of Polyquaternium-7 has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that Polyquaternium-7 was safe as used in cosmetics and personal care products.
  • Also PQ7 is approved by the EU.
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