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Benign Stabilizers, Emulsifiers and Preservatives

Benign Stabilizers, Emulsifiers and Preservatives. All skin creams, even the most natural, require the use of stabilizers, emulsifiers and preservatives. 7 Cream has gone to great lengths to make our cream the cleanest and most non-toxic ointment possible. We wouldn’t put anything in 7 Cream that we wouldn’t use in our own family.


 Candelilla wax is a natural vegetable wax derived from the Candelilla shrub and is used as a thickener.

Sorbitan oleate

Cetearyl olivate is an emulsifier derived from olive oil. It is obtained from the original olive oil by esterification of its fatty acid groups and combined with sorbitol and cetearyl alcohol. It is a non-ionic and mild emulsifier.


Glucose oxidase is is a natural enzyme commonly found in bee pollen and honey and is used as a preservative. It is a powerful anti-microbial agent commonly used in food preservation, as it prevents bacterial infestations and spoilage due to oxidation.


Lactoperoxidase, a naturally existing enzyme in raw milk. It reacts with certain organic and inorganic chemicals, and hydrogen peroxide, to generate antibacterial compounds.


Potassium sorbate is a potassium salt of sorbic acid, a naturally occuring antimicrobial compound; used as a preservative.

sodium stearoyl lactylate

Sodium stearoyl lactylate is a natural, food grade, emulsifier derived from the sodium salt of lactic acid.


Sorbitan oleate is a vegetable sourced emulsifier – the monoester of oleic acid (a source of omegas) and hexitol anhydrides derived from sorbitol (often used as a humectant).

Stearyl alcohol

Stearyl alcohol is a naturally occurring fatty acid made from coconut oil – does not dry skin as regular alcohol does.

Please follow the links below to read about Parabens and other ingredients you don’t want to use!

David Suzuki: Parabens

Alive Magazine: Phthalates and Parabens

Dr Mercola: The Hidden Dangers in Lotions and Sunscreens

Livestrong: What Are The Dangers of Parabens in Skin Care?