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· Why Gaia Organics
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Dear Valued Consumer
It is with great pleasure that we bring you our
revised Gaia Organics range of natural personal care products. With
more than 20-years experience in this field, we bring you a modern
range of the finest products available anywhere in the world, in
terms of quality, safety & efficacy. Formulations remain identical
to those of ours now exported to the E.U. / U.K. markets.
My first product, a toothpowder, was made 20 years
ago for my own use as a substitute for commercial toothpaste when
my wife Lettie and I ‘dropped-out’ and began living
self-sufficiently on a smallholding in the Garden Route, growing
vegetables and herbs and with a herd of milk goats.
Many of the idealistic totally natural products
that would follow for our own use have evolved since then, arising
from practical experience and eventually dictated by solid natural
product science, so that today you may also benefit from our mistakes
and discoveries, many very hard earned.
We do not take lightly our responsibility for your
health and well-being and we often face fierce criticism from well-meaning,
yet essentially ignorant sources, of our sometimes controversial
positions on so-called natural product formulation, yet the passage
of time has and still does vindicate our principled stand as correct
and holding of the high moral ground.
Scattered throughout this catalogue and more definitively
dealt with in detailed reports, we will share with you the truths
regarding personal care toxicology to help you gain perspective
on the cesspool of alarmist toxic ingredient scare misinformation
circulating on the internet and via e-mail and new age magazines
as clever marketing strategies by those who know or should know
better, but sadly prefer to profit at the cost of truth.
Because some truths are interspersed into promotional
hype, it is difficult for distributors and consumers to discern
what information is accurate and what not. A truly informed perspective
is the key to making sense of this quagmire and using our 30-year
knowledge base and full-time research facility, we are sure you
will appreciate our considerable efforts to ensure your safety,
including from surprisingly common natural product toxicity and
Stuart Thomson, Director, Gaia Research Institute,
Garden of Eden, Knysna, South Africa
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FIRST PRINCIPLE: DO NO HARM TO HUMANS, ANIMALS
AND THE EARTH.
A 30+ YEAR NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH KNOWLEDGE
BASE AND 15+ YEAR FORMULATIONS AND CONSUMER FEEDBACK EXPERIENCE
MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND EFFICACY RATIONALE
AND HENCE PRODUCT FORMULATION BASED ON ‘THE FREE
RADICAL THEORY OF AGING’, INITIALLY SELF-PIONEERED
BY US AS A FRONTIER SCIENCE IN THIS FIELD, BUT NOW VINDICATED
BY SEVERAL ASSOCIATED FIELDS OF BIOSCIENCE.
NATURE’S FINEST INGREDIENTS, ENHANCED
BY RIGOROUS MODERN CHEMISTRY, ‘INCLUDING’ SELECTIVE
WITHOUT WHICH NO SKIN CARE PRODUCT CAN BE TRULY SAFE IN USE.
STRICTLY LIMITED USE OF PLANT OILS TO AVOID
OXIDATION, THE CAUSE OF PREMATURE AGING, ACTUALLY ACCELERATED
BY MOST SUCH PRODUCTS AND ESPECIALLY CRUDE, SO-CALLED ‘NATURAL’
NO HYPE INGREDIENTS, BUT RATHER A MINIMALIST
APPROACH TO AVOID DERMAL ALCHEMICAL MAYHEM FROM THE COMBINED
TOXIC EFFECTS OF AMBIENT HEAT, UV LIGHT & 21% ATMOSPHERIC
OXYGEN TO PLANT OILS.
PIONEERED FRUIT ACIDS, GREEN TEA, COLLOIDAL
SILVER, COPPER, ZINC & MANGANESE AND KOMBUCHA USE IN PERSONAL
CARE PRODUCTS, THE LATTER, A UNIQUE SOURCE OF BIOACTIVE CELL-REGENERATIVE
SUBSTANCES OTHERWISE ONLY CRUELLY ANIMAL KINGDOM SOURCED.
GENUINE FRUIT ACID COMPLEXES PIONEERED BY
GAIA RESEARCH WERE INTRODUCED WAY AHEAD OF ALL COMPETITORS AND
WHILST OTHERS REDUCED CONCENTRATIONS DUE TO IRRITATION, GAIA’S
PRODUCTS, TAMED BY GREEN TEA AND UNIQUELY FORMULATED AS TONERS,
REMAIN NON-IRRITATING AND THE MOST POTENT, SAFEST AND EFFICACIOUS
VISIBLE-AGE-REVERSING AHA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE INTERNATIONALLY.
SPECIALITY AND CROSS-PURPOSE SYNERGISTIC
FORMULATIONS ENSURE UNPRECEDENTED EFFICACY AND UTILITY FROM
MINIMAL PRODUCT SELECTION WHEN INFORMATIVELY AND SEQUENTIALLY
COMBINED. PRODUCTS ARE TYPED TO SPOT-PRONE, COMBINATION OR MATURE
SELECTIONS, WITH FINE-TUNING ACHIEVED BY CROSS-SELECTION. OUR
FREE INDIVIDUALISED EXPERT PRODUCT SELECTION CONSULTANCY IS
ALWAYS AVAILABLE ON PHONING THE INSTITUTE AT:
For more information on any ‘apparently’
controversial statements herein, read further and if not convinced
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 044-532-7765 & chat with the Director. You owe it
Organics have, under the auspices of and as the independent funding
arm of the Gaia Research Institute, been providing it’s own
natural personal care products to South African and international
clientele for nearly two decades. In recent years however, some
competitors with little or no history, experience or expertise,
have engaged in ignorant armchair public criticism of ingredients
used by other role-players, including Gaia Organics, not on any
merit, but as cheap, cowardly marketing ploys to enter a traditionally
tranquil market with a big splash, a very effective and lucrative
marketing strategy started by Neways, a US multi-level internet
Local copycats, using Biophile magazine,
pamphlets, forums and their websites, reluctant to forgo such harmful
practices, continue to put profit before truth by deliberately disseminating
fraudulent misinformation relating to crucial safety aspects of
the ingredients of others. Gaia Research has completely rebutted
such criticisms in writing. See “The
Biofilth Files: Have You Been Enchantricked?” &
Essential Organic Skincare Files: Are You And Your Toddlers Truly
Naturebabes?” Gaia have uncovered a fraudulent misrepresentation,
miscontextualisation and even outright false fabrication of misinformation,
not only maligning the target ingredients of others, but also in
the portrayal of ‘suspect’ ingredients used by the culprits
themselves, that are not fully listed or are falsely portrayed.
It is truly ironic that the most innocuous (safest)
ingredients comprising the base formulation or inert components
of some Gaia Organics products are the ones that have been criticised
as being unsafe, but this actually reveals the Neways plot, which
deliberately targets the common denominators in most personal care
products so as to cast as wide a net of malicious aspersions as
possible. A further irony is that the culprits have had to compromise
on the safety and efficacy of their own products, by using poor
alternatives to the completely safe and efficacious common denominator
ingredients that they have targeted, namely entirely natural mineral
oil; quasi-natural sodium lauryl ether sulphate and nature-identical
parabens. Alternative to these ingredients, which are perfectly
safe when used correctly in pure form, are several orders of magnitude
more hazardous than those they replace.
I have touched on some of these issues in this
catalogue and invite you to evaluate for yourself the strength of
the genuine superiority of our ingredients and products over that
of the scaremongers, whose only advantage are their lies and false
claims to safety and superiority by supposedly being ‘all
natural’ and ‘organic’; great sounding
ideals, but the reality is that such
products could only either still be living in nature or, having
been removed, are decomposing, since that is what happens to previously
living things – when not ‘unnaturally preserved by human
ingenuity’. At best, the life force ebbs away and at
worst, toxic molecules are produced that really are undesirable.
The term ‘natural preservative’ is an oxymoron.
If it were truly natural, it would decompose and cease to be, which
is exactly what happens to the traces of nature identical
Parabens used to preserve our Aqueous Cream.
Not listed in the catalogue
entries are the constituent ingredients of the Aqueous Cream,
which like other complex ingredients, is listed as the complex.
However, because the once standard British Pharmacopoeia Ung
Emulcificans Aqueosum (UEA) formula is modified to meet our
needs as entirely suitable for leave-on applications, Gaia Organics,
in the interests of total transparency, shall proportionally list
all the individual constituents: 1) water; 2) mineral gel; 3) cetyl
stearyl alcohol; 4) mineral oil; 5) sodium lauryl sulphate; 6) methyl
paraben and 7) propyl paraben. Items 2&4
are fractionally distilled to purity from crude oil, the richest
and purest natural organic repository on Earth; 3&5 are synthesised
from coconut oil and 6&7 from gum benzoin and are nature-identical
to those found in Oka (an edible tuber) and Mangoes respectively
and are used in traces just sufficient to maintain the integrity
of the base cream long enough to complete product formulation, when
colloidal silver and essential oils assume ultimate
duty in the cream products. No parabens are used in non-cream products
(those not listed as containing aqueous cream), which non-cream,
but rather water-based products, are manufactured individually from
start to finish, rather than from a common base.
Regular UEA contains too much Sodium lauryl sulphate, not only
as a formulating emulsifier, also more to increase utility as a
soap-free cleansing emulsion cream. It is also generally inappropriately
preserved for leave-on purposes, traditionally with chlorocresol,
but now more frequently with phenoxyethanol, which latter has spoilt
a long and impressive widespread-use history of suitability for
even troubled skin conditions such as eczema and (radiation) burns.
We stand by our UEA as superior to ‘natural’ water &
plant oil emulsions in terms of quality, safety and efficacy for
our purpose of a stable inert spreading cream for our biological
actives in such products. See
Why is Gaia Aqueous Cream safe? We again challenge the opposition
to provide a full listing of their ingredients and sub-ingredients
as we have done. We really are proud of ours, they apparently not
of theirs, as witnessed by only partial, and or vague listings of
selected hype ingredients.
The order of ‘potential toxicity’ of
Gaia ingredients from highest to lowest risk are: fixed & volatile
(essential) plant oils (long and short term respectively); anti-oxidative
vitamins; herbal extracts; synthesised coconut oil ingredients;
nutrients/co-factors; kelp; fruit acids; crude oil sourced petroleum
inerts; silver & parabenzoate preservatives. Please see our
free blue-bordered “Consumer Awareness”
booklet or “Personal Care Toxicology: The Facts”
the product sections from the blue and orange contact links at the
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