FAQ

The Live Clean® brand is pleased to provide answers to questions concerning our products and practices. Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you don’t see your question here send us a message on the Contact Us page.  

Yes, Live Clean® products are safe for use in lakes, as all formulas are made with biodegradable ingredients and do not contain phosphates, which can have a negative effect on aquatic life. While Live Clean products are safe to use in lakes, we do not suggest using any product in our lakes in order to better contribute to a greener planet.
No, Live Clean® products do not contain DEA. DEA stands for Diethanolamine, a severely irritating and corrosive ingredient used in personal care products for a rich lather. The EU has banned DEA from shampoos. 
Yes, all Live Clean® products are safe for use in septic systems, as all of the formulas are made with biodegradable ingredients and do not contain phosphates or other harsh or unnecessary chemicals.
No, Live Clean® products do not contain phosphates. Phosphates are additives that contribute to algae bloom in our streams and lakes, which negatively impacts aquatic life. We love all animals and do our part to keep them safe through non-phosphate-based products. 
Currently, products in our Live Clean® Exotic Argan Oil collection contain Certified Organic Argan Oil, which is derived from the nut of the Argan tree. Certified Organic Coconut Oil is contained in some other Live Clean® products.
No, all Live Clean® products do not contain dyes, including our Live Clean® Baby collection, specially formulated to help gently soothe baby’s delicate skin. 
Hypoallergenic means a product is designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response by containing no potentially irritating substances. Live Clean® Baby has been formulated to be mild and gentle on your baby's delicate skin. Live Clean® Baby products are hypoallergenic and have a non-phthalate fragrance.
The majority of our products do not contain gluten, but we do have some products that may contain gluten.
Live Clean® fragrances are natural and contain Certified Organic Botanical Extracts. Certified Organic Botanical Extracts are extracts from plants that have been grown and processed according to certain guidelines for a sustainable system of agriculture and independently certified by a third party accreditation agency.
In developing our Live Clean® collection, we chose the most appropriate preservatives to protect our mild and gentle formulas. The preservative sodium benzoate is guaranteed to maintain freshness and quality for each product’s shelf life.
We use certain Certified Organic Botanicals in our Live Clean® collections, however our products are not USDA Organic Certified. 
Bottle blondes celebrate and redheads rejoice: Live Clean® formulas are safe for color treated hair! Our formulas are mild and gentle, and they do not contain ingredients that are harsh or stripping. 
All Live Clean® products are formulated to be pH balanced resulting in a mild and gentle product recommended for all hair and skin types.
No, Live Clean® products are 100% cruelty free and are never tested on animals. In addition, we work with our suppliers to ensure that none of the individual ingredients are tested on animals, because our furry friends deserve better than that!
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is not SLS. In the Health & Beauty Care/Cosmetic industry, SLS refers to a specific type of surfactant known as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or its derivative Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). SLS has been used for decades and is still used in other mass-market shampoos because it’s a cheap and powerful degreaser, but it can be harsh on the scalp. Live Clean® products do not contain SLS. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is not referred to as SLS in the cosmetic industry and has a completely different profile in terms of performance and mildness. 
No, Live Clean® products do not contain phthalates. Embracing the power in nature, we only use botanically derived fragrances and never phthalates. These are synthetic fragrance compounds that are used to make the scent last longer in personal care products or to dissolve other chemicals, or even in some cases (like nail polish) to provide a hardened plastic coating. There are some studies that suggest that phthalates are not safe. Live Clean® requests all fragrance submissions eliminate use of phthalates for any of these reasons.
No, Live Clean® products do not contain parabens. We are committed to providing safe and effective products that are better for you, your little one, and the environment – this means never including parabens in our products. Parabens are synthetic preservatives used to extend product shelf life and have been linked to sensitivity and irritation issues. There is evidence to warrant caution in the use of or exposure to parabens.
No, Live Clean® products do not contain SLS. We believe in all the good, without the rest – and with this philosophy in mind, we never include SLS in our products. SLS refers to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate. These are high foaming surfactants derived from petro-chemical ingredients that are used as the primary cleanser in other personal care products (but never in ours!).  SLS can cause irritation to the skin and mucus membranes and Sodium Laureth Sulfate could cause exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals like 1,4-dioxane due to the manufacturing process.