Some of you may be aware that I – Alex, the editor of the MI Free site – also run and co-ordinate the FreeFrom Skincare Awards, for skincare brands in the UK and Ireland, which are free from some of the ingredients – such as allergens, preservatives, artificial fragrances and petrochemical derivatives – that many consumers need to or wish to avoid.
Last Friday the 8th July, at the Love Natural Love You show in Olympia, my colleagues and I announced all the 2016 winners, in the 14 categories – which included Hair Care, Men’s Grooming, Problem Skin and Hard Soaps. You can see all the winners, both overall winners and individual category winners and runners-up, if you click here.
Why am I telling you this? Well, as you can see from our rules and criteria for entry, methylisothiazolinone is an excluded ingredient, meaning that brands entering our award declare that their products are free from MI – and, naturally, we always check this to be the case too, by carefully scanning ingredients.
So, if you’re looking for some largely natural skincare products, which perform well (we have six testers trial each product for four weeks – so we are very rigorous in putting products through their paces), and which are guaranteed to be free from MI, do consider having a browse through our winners. Hopefully you may find something you like, or which at least might suit your reactive skin, especially as many of the products are additionally free of food allergens, other preservatives, sulphates, and petrochemical derivatives too.