Yes. In particular, our liquid cleansers are sulfate-free. While many similar products on the market contain these chemicals, G&H cleansers were formulated to eliminate sulfates while maintaining efficacy.
There are no animal ingredients in any G&H products. However, the Orange Blossom Honey in our G&H Nourish+™ collection comes from bees, and so is considered animal-derived. To our knowledge, no bees were harmed.
No wheat-derived ingredients have been deliberately included in G&H products. However, the Orange Blossom Honey in our G&H Nourish+™ collection is a naturally inspired ingredient that could conceivably contain traces of gluten if the bees visited a wheat field.
Prior to use, G&H products should be stored in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight. All the products have been developed to be stable under normal conditions. However, extreme heat or cold may cause instabilities (colour or fragrance changes, ingredient separation, etc.) and should be avoided.
Although the body cleansers are mild and sulfate-free, we recommend ARTISTRY™ face cleansers for facial use. The G&H Nourish+™ Complexion Bar is also well suited for facial use. We recommend Satinique™ hair care products for sensational hair that's beautiful from the inside out.
Yes. G&H washes, lotions, hand soap, and deodorant formulas (except bar soaps) have been formulated to be slightly acidic, just like skin. A pH number measures how acidic or alkaline something is; a pH of 7 or above (the scale tops out at 14) is alkaline, or basic, while a pH below 7 is acidic. The pH of skin is around 5.5, making it slightly acidic. (To maintain efficacy, our bar soaps have a slightly higher pH, closer to 9 or 10.)
G&H products were not specifically tested on sensitive skin. Without knowing someone's specific sensitivity, we cannot make a statement. The G&H Refresh+™ collection does claim to soothe and calm irritated skin; and the G&H Nourish+™ collection is great for extremely dry skin.
Parabens are safely used in G&H formulas. All parabens used in our formulas are approved by the FDA and for international use, including Europe. Not all parabens are created equal, and G&H uses globally approved quality at the lowest percentage allowed to preserve and keep our lotions safe from possible contamination.
Tingling sensations, a slight stinging or mild redness were not reported during our safety studies. If you experience sensation or any unusual reaction from a G&H product, we recommend that you discontinue use for a significant period of time (one to four weeks). If desired, try it again under different circumstances (new season, use with a different body wash, etc.), but if you experience a reaction again, it is likely that you are sensitive to an ingredient in the formula and we encourage you find a comfortable alternative. If you experience a skin reaction, please contact your local Customer Service team.
Ingredients in G&H products have been shown to be safe for use by all women. Safety studies of body care formulas are not conducted on pregnant women. Whether to use or not use this product should be discussed by the woman and her doctor.