Q. WRRYFree? Where does that come from?
The idea behind Wrryfree Skincare is that we will only provide products that are clean and safe for the whole family. It's also a pun. The Founder's initials are W.R.R.Y.
Q. Occasionally my Climb On!® Crème seems to have small balls that melt upon contact with my skin. What are these?
A. Climb On!® Creme is free from synthetic emulsifiers so occasionally the shea butter will "re-crystalize" especially in extreme temperature changes. This is totally normal. Just rub in the crème as directed and the balls will melt away, unlocking the beautiful properties of the shea.
Q. Climb On!® looks like a bar of soap, am I supposed to wash it off after using it?
A. No. Climb On!® is a skin repair and moisturizing product just like our Climb On!® Crème. It is to be applied by either rubbing it on the affected area, or by scraping some off and packing it into the affected area like a second skin. Leaving it on will allow the product to be absorbed by your skin and begin helping the skin from the inside while offering protection from the outside.
Q. You put 100% Pure on your label. What does that mean?
A. We say 100% Pure because our products are free from fillers, additives and highly questionable & processed "natural" ingredients such as methyl- and propyl- parabens. While the term "pure" has no legal industry definition, we define "pure" as meaning that every ingredient in each of our products is known for its healing properties or has a direct role in the function of that item. For example, our washes contain Castile soap (for cleansing action), distilled water (to make the perfect sudsing consistency), Organic aloe vera gel (skin repair) and our Proprietary Essential Oil Blend for which the oils are carefully chosen to stimulate, hydrate and for cell regeneration. And with our 100% Pure products you can be sure that we don't include any "natural" ingredients like petroleum, boric acid or mineral oil which often cause the very symptoms they claim to heal.
Q. If a product says "not tested on animals" it is considered vegan?
A. For a product to be vegan, it would not contain any animal products or by products, such as Emu oil (expressed from the muscle of the Emu bird), beeswax or dairy. But be very wary of a product that says, "not tested on animals". This is misleading. Scientists pretty much test all chemicals in use for cosmetics and food on mice, chinchilla, rabbits and other small mammals. Common fillers such as the parabens, cetyl alchohol, etc. have been tested on animals and continue to be researched in this way. When a company buys its base ingredients from an outside source and then adds their own botanical blend, they can state on their label that they did not test their product on animals. BUT as you can deduct, the outside source's base does have ingredients that are routinely tested on animals.
Q. What is the difference between Climb On!® & other salves and balms?
A. Our powerful recipe makes our product more effective than anything else on the market.
Q. I have a 2 year old. Is Climb On!® safe to use on her scrapes?
A. Yes! Climb On!® is 100% Pure-safe and effective for children and even animals.
Q. Do I need to be a rock climber or an athlete to use Climb On!®?
A. Absolutely not. Anyone with skin can be a Climb On!® user.
Q. I've had a Climb On!® Bar for about a year. Is it still good?
A. It's possible! We guarantee our product for up to one year, but it may last much longer than that. If it smells good it is good. We manufacture in small batches to ensure freshness for all of our customers.
Q. I left my bar in the car and it completely melted. Is that OK?
A. When essential oils get really hot, they begin activating and losing their potency. But it doesn't mean the product is bad. Like with any valuable item, it's best to keep Climb On!® out of extreme temperatures unnecessarily-save that for your trips to summit or sea! If your bar is no longer a bar, just use it like a salve. No problem!
Q. What are the top 10 "bad" ingredients to look for?
A. Here is our list of ingredients we'd love everyone to stop using. Especially the parabens since they have been directly linked to breast cancer and are the most common ingredient in cosmetic products next to water.
The Parabens — (Methyl-, Butyl-, Ethyl- & Propyl-parabens) Directly linked to breast cancer. The most common cosmetic ingredient second only to water Found in the actual tumors removed from breast tissue. Acts as oestrogen, which means they replace oestrogen in the body & work as foreign oestrogens. Stores in body fat. Oestrogen can drive the growth of human breast tumors. Parabens are cosmetic ingredients that are used as a synthetic preservative. Current research in Japan (all of this research is done on animals) indicates that the methyl-, butyl- an propyl-parabens have estrogenic effects, which means lowered sperm count and enlarged mammary glands in males.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate — skin irritant.
Propylene Glycol — synthetic used in antifreeze & brake fluid.
Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolindinyl Urea — May be linked to cancer and other health concerns.
Petrolatum or Mineral Oil-Carcinogen — Petroleum products coat your skin, are irritants and are absent of healing properties. Petroleum products fuel the Middle East conflict and I'm tired of all that aren't you?
PVP/VA Copolymer — in hairsprays and such
Stearalkonium Chloride — used in hair conditioners
Synthetic Colors esp. FD&C Red No 6, D&C Green No 6 — cancer causing — don't put them on your skin or in your mouth.
Fragrances — This word means that there could be up to 200 unlisted other ingredients in the product hidden in under the term fragrance. There's no way to know what the chemicals are, but in general, fragrances have proven to be sensitizers, cause dizziness, allergic reactions, etc.
Triethanolamine — in some cleansers; converts acid to a salt. Toxic if used over a long period of time.
Coal Tar — All FD&C and D&C colors are made from coal tar — most have been shown to cause cancer. Used in dandruff shampoos, used in hair coloring.
Formaldehyde- used in hair dyes
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) — a plasticizer that is a main ingredient in nearly all nail polishes.
Cyclopentasiloxane — smoothes hair
Methylisothiazolione — used in water based shampoos to reduce microbial growth. Found in lab rats even in low doses to dramatically restrict the growth of neurons. Sodium borate (boric acid) Not safe for infant skin.
Diethanolamine (DEA) — Animal tests show it damages the liver, kidneys & spinal cord & has been linked to cancer.
Talc — This powder has been shown to cause cancer in animals.
Aluminum — May be linked to Alzheimer's disease.
Acrylamide — Found in foundations, face lotions & hand cream. Linked to mammary tumors.
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