Our Commitment to purity
Suki?, has always been the leader in natural – honest, transparent & committed to integrity & ethical manufacturing practices. we insist on low-impact manufacturing & packaging processes & sustainable sourcing to honor the environment.
Our products are appropriate for even the most sensitive skin?types; tested safe for pregnant women, nursing moms & babies.
suki? is the first synthetic-free cosmeceutical product line whose visible results are proven in consumer clinical trials.
Our original formulas are created by Suki Kramer, made, poured, labeled & shipped from our facility in western Massachusetts to ensure fresh products. there is virtually no carbon output from our processing.
Packaging & Shipping
we use as little plastic as possible, using glass instead, which helps preserve & maintain the integrity of the herbal content. we buy only organic cornstarch packing peanuts & use unbleached newsprint papers. Our printers & suppliers support
environmental initiatives including forest stewardship council certification & wind power energy. Our inks are clean, biodegradable & vegetable-based.
Safe for sensitive skin?
we promise to use only 100% pure ingredients
- no allergens
- no parabens
- no phthalates
- no petrochemicals
- no synthetic fragrances/dyes
- no sulfates
- no cruelty
We source fair trade, organic & local whenever possible, always minimizing our carbon footprint & supporting sustainability. all our ingredients are completely cruelty-free. Many suki? products are vegan. the sole animal ingredient – 100% organic beeswax, sourced from farms that do not harm bees or burn hives.
Ingredients to avoid
where botox injections target specific muscles, argireline targets the entire face. this may actually increase facial sag because the neurotransmitters this drug inhibits are what’s maintaining facial firmness
alcohol denat. (denatured alcohol)
denatured by petrochemical by-product. can cause systemic eczematous contact dermatitis & chemical sensitivities. our alcohol is a special grade denatured with lavender oil
a metal that can lead to Alzheimer’s, breast cancer & lung disease
a toxic carcinogenic chemical that can cause irritation to nose, eyes & lungs
chemical bleaching agent used to treat blemishes, bar soap, facial cleansers, hair dyes & food additives; highly toxic & irritating to the skin
bha & bht
carcinogenic preservatives that encourage the breakdown of vitamins such as vitamin d, can cause lipid & cholesterol levels to increase
a synthetically prepared crystalline powder used in cosmetics as a filler & to bind the other ingredients, the powder has to be forced into the pores, resulting in clogged pores or irritated skin
bone black (d&c black #3)
the fda determined that the color additive used in face powder, eye shadow & mascara safe despite noted low levels of potentially carcinogenic impurities present
carboxymethyl cellulose (cellulose gum)
used in cosmetics as a thickening agent, carcinogenic, inhalation could cause chemical pneumonitis
coal tar & lake dyes
look for cade tar or pine tar instead, low-level exposure is linked to cancer, allergic reactions, nausea, fatigue & skin problems
colorants (fd&c & other coal tar dyes)
carcinogens, topical irritants, may cause blemishing & skin irritations, may contain aluminum, have caused tumors in rats, low-level exposure is linked to cancer
contains a significant petroleum component & can cause serious irritation & allergenic response
Cocamide DEA, Lauramide DEA, Linoleamide DEA, Oleamide DEA NDEA (N-nitrosodiethanolamine); forms when DEA reacts with nitrosating agents or the actual addition of nitrite as a preservative. as there is no way to determine if NDEA has been formed, it is imperative to avoid all products containing DEA as it is a known carcinogen. often used in cosmetics to adjust the ph, and used with many fatty acids to convert acid to salt (stearate), which then becomes the base for a cleanser
dimethicone (& other methicone ingredients)
silicone emollient used in cosmetics which coats the skin & does not allow toxins out, may promote tumors and accumulate in the liver and lymph nodes
powerful hormone disrupting chemical linked to cancer, nervous system disorders, miscarriages & birth deformity. stored in fat cells, contained in sulfates that provide foaming action
marketed as “face lift in a bottle”, however, what it does is temporarily paralyze the small muscles of the face, making it seem like wrinkles are less visible, no long term results of application are yet known
emulsifying waxes (& the “fatty acids”)
could be vegetable or petroleum based, combination of cetearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, PEG-150 stearate, & steareth-20, could cause endocrine disruption, developmental/reproductive toxicity & skin irritation
highly toxic gas, suspected carcinogen & neurotoxin; may be fatal if swallowed, absorbed through skin, or inhaled
highly allergenic, contains large quantities of toxins & chemicals not disclosed. fragrance-free means that fragrance chemicals have been added to the product to mask the natural aromas of the ingredients
look for vegetable glycerin, glycerin without the vegetable qualifier usually means petrochemical
fatty acid primarily derived from animal fat & used as an emollient; linked to the creation of free radicals & prostaglandin inhibitors; can be a skin irritant, carcinogenic, & comedogenic
GMO/genetically modified organism
when animals are force-fed GMOs, they develop stomach lesions and malformations of organs. GMO food is not labeled as such in the U.S. due to the lack of testing but almost all other countries have banned the use of GMO in food and body products
grapefruit seed extract
synthetic preservatives triclosan, methyparaben & benzethonium chloride are usually added to preserve, however, companies do not have to list this ingredient since it is contained within the extract
very toxic solvent used to extract essential oils & botanicals
found in styling gel/lotions. unsafe for use in cosmetics
toxic, irritant, banned in europe, can cause hyper-pigmentation, skin bleacher
strong irritant, releases formaldehyde, toxic
while lanolin itself is skin beneficial, it may contain carcinogenic pesticides such as DDT, lindane, dieldrin and other neurotoxins. can cause rashes, found in body products
laureth family (ingredients with laureth, laurate or lauryl extensions)
carcinogenic, skin irritants, may be contaminated with large amounts of toxins in manufacturing process, contains ammonium salts, mutagen, blemish producing
is a new plypeptide. it is said that matrixyl is at least as effective against wrinkles as retinol. it is said to work by “relaxing facial tension”, similarly to botox. we feel that repeatedly paralyzing the muscles can only sap their inherent strength
antimicrobial agent inhibits the development of particular neuron structures that are essential for transmitting signals between cells. damaging to a developing nervous system
fatty acid used as an emulsifier known to have neurological side effects, organ system toxicity, skin irritant, blemish producing, contact dermatitis & allergic reactions
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)
sunscreen ingredient that may cause formation of nitrosamines (highly carcinogenic chemicals), produces free radicals on the skin, causes cellular mutations & is a hormone disruptor
petrochemicals that are estrogenic, carcinogenic & allergenic
made from petroleum, also known as mineral oil wax, interferes with skin’s abiity to eliminate toxins, slows down skin function and cell development, possible carcinogen
carcinogenic, blemish causing, contact dermatitis
petroleum (polyethylene glycol)
potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin’s natural moisture factor, can promote blemishing & contact dermatitis
preservative blend of phenoxyethanol, methylparben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben & isobutylparaben
synthetic ether alcohol preservative, can cause contact dermatitis
phthalates such as dibutyl phthalate (dbp)
convenient, squeezable plastics & dangerous when heated. reproductive toxins, birth defects of the male reproductive system, carcinogens, mutation agents, stored in fat cells
associated with irritant and allergic contact dermatitis as well as contact urticaria in humans; these sensitization effects can be manifested at propylene glycol concentrations as low as 2%
PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
a common plastic used in children’s toys & cosmetic packaging, releases dioxins, may cause cancer & affect immune and reproductive systems
this petroleum derivative can be found in beauty products like hairsprays & other cosmetics. the chemical can be considered toxic & may cause damage to the lungs of sensitive people.
stearic (acids, als, & others)
fatty acid used as an emulsifier and emollient that is primarily derived from animal fat, can be a skin irritant, carcinogenic, & comedogenic
suffocates skin by not allowing moisture in or out. found in facial creams and body lotions.
sodium hydroxymethyl glycinate
a preservative that irritates the skin, a possible cancer agent
a mineral that can contain asbestos, should not be used on babies, linked to ovarian cancer, respiratory toxin & carcinogenic when inhaled
tea ingredients (not tea, but rather ingredients with tea in front)
severe irritants, can contain ammonium salts, eye irritant, sensitizer, carcinogenic
found in a lot of antimicrobial soaps and toothpaste products, it can react with chlorine in the tap water to create chloroform. this is a toxic chemical that can give you cancer. if you breathe enough chloroform, you will die. when you wash your hands with antibacterial soap that contains triclosan, you are getting the fumes emitted from this chemical reaction.
commonly used as a PH adjuster & often combined with fatty acids to make salt. stearate & triethanolamine are utilized as a base for cleansers. It is known to cause allergic reactions like eye irritations, dry skin & hair, & is potentionally toxic when the skin is exposed to prolonged absorption.
quaternium, 7, 15, 31, 60
a highly toxic preservative that releases formaldehyde, causes skin rashes & allergic reactions; carcinogenic