Push-Up Sling Ingredients
Our Pushup Cheek & Chin Sling combines a state-of-the-art formula with natural extracts and essences to lift your cheeks and chin. It can make your face look slim and smooth, giving your chin a youthful “V” shape. We strive always to deliver the safest, most effective products for you.
Here’s the complete list of the ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Croscarmellose, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyisobutene, Tartiac Acid, Juniperus Virginiana (Virginia Cedarwood) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Illicium Verum (Star Anise) Oil, Aluminum Glycinate, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl glycol.
Let’s look at each in turn...
Water. We use carefully purified water for all our products. Result—a fresher product and a longer shelf life.
Glycerin. This is a clear, water-soluble, somewhat thick liquid that comes from vegetable and plant oils. Due to its molecular structure, it has the tendency to draw moisture from its surroundings. In cosmetics, we call such ingredients humectants. Glycerin can draw moisture from the air to the skin, where it hydrates and moisturizes. Glycerin also adds slip and lubrication to the product, helping you position it more easily. The Environmental Working Group—EWG for short—at www.ewg.org is an advocacy group for safer cosmetics) gives glycerin a danger rating of 1 out of 10—their top safest rating.
Sodium polyacrylate. This is a very common thickening agent. It’s one of two agents in this formula used to help our product cling to your skin.
Polyacrylates are long chains of neutralized acrylic acids. Amazingly, they can absorb up to 1000 times their weight in water! Here, they exert so much control over the purified water that you get the intense gelling action needed to make the face mask. The polyacrylate also interacts with moisture in the skin. This helps the sling adhere to your skin. This is where you get a good deal of the sling’s firming and lifting action, bringing other active ingredients in contact with your skin. Sodium polyacylate also gets a highly safe 1 out of 10 EWG rating.
Croscarmellose. This is a modified form of cellulose powder—wood pulp. It swells easily in water but doesn’t dissolve. It strengthens the sling physically to help lift and define your skin. Again, the EWG rating is 1 out of 10.
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil. Castor oil by itself greatly benefits the skin. This castor oil has been modified to be more water-soluble—unusual for an oil. We wanted to include several plant extracts and oils in our formula. But oils don’t normally like to mix with water. This compound, however, makes other oil ingredients soluble. The EWG rates it 1-3 on a scale of 1-10. The variability results from a choice of vendors and purification methods. Rest assured that purchase our materials only from the most reputable suppliers.
Polyisobutene. This is a simple mixture of carbon and hydrogen atoms. We always strive for the best “skin feel,” so our customers find using our products a pleasant experience. Polyisobutene acts as an emollient, leaving the skin with a great after-feel. It also forms a temporary barrier on the skin, locking in moisture and nutrients delivered by the rest of the formula. EWG score: 1 out of 10.
Tartaric acid. This is a natural Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) found in grapes and some other fruits. It acts as an antioxidant, protecting the skin against oxidative stress and the strain pollution puts on your skin. As well, it promotes hydration and gentle removal of the outermost layer of dead skin. This helps to reveal the fresher, more youthful skin underneath. The EWG rates it 1 out of 10.
Juniperus virginiana (Virginia Cedarwood) Oil. This great natural fragrance also helps firm up skin. Absorbed into the skin through our sling product, it also serves to reduce irritation and dryness, helping clear up any red skin patches of skin. EWG score: 1 out of 10.
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil. This rosemary oil also has a delicious fragrance. Full of natural antioxidants that restore brightness and a rejuvenating quality to your skin, but it can help stimulate blood flow to the applied area. This can help the body more rapidly heal blemishes and nourish the skin. EWG rating: 1 out of 10.
Illicium verum (Star Anise) Oil. The last fragrance oils in the formula offers a prized, exotic aroma. Its EWG score: 1 out of 10. Aluminum Glycinate. Glycine is a natural amino acid. Combined with aluminum, it acts as a mild astringent. This helps skin cells contract and draw toward themselves, pulling in loose skin and sculpting your chin. The EWG has not rated this compound, but it’s fully approved for cosmetic use.
Disodium EDTA. This is the ingredient designed to help keep the product fresh. It neutralizes metal ions that might enter the product. Result: a safer, longer-lasting product. EWG score: 1 out of 10.
1,2-Hexanediol and Caprylyl glycol are two preservatives used in this product. Any cosmetic containing water needs a preservative so it doesn’t become overgrown with bacteria and mold, which would make it unsafe.
We take the safety of our products extremely seriously. We only use such ingredients in the minimum amount needed to guarantee your safety. The result is a product free from bacteria, fungi, mold, and yeast.
Caprylyl glycol is a colorless liquid preservative. It is derived from coconut and has a mild odor. Based on the data reviewed, the CIR Expert Panel concluded that products containing the 1,2-glycol ingredients did not cause dermal irritation or sensitization and that 1,2-Hexanediol and Caprylyl Glycol are safe for use in cosmetic products.