FAQs

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FAQ’s

Are Real World products sulphate-free?

Yes.

Why are Suphates Harmful to us?

Sulphates, such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), are chemicals used to create strong detergents. Because they are such efficient cleansers and degreasers, sulfates are commonly used in manufacturing and construction industries to clean heavy machinery. It’s for this reason that sulfates are also often used in most lathering shampoos, as well as household and personal care products such as shower gel, hand wash, dish soap, liquid laundry detergent, and floor cleaner. However, as multiple medical and scientific studies have proven, sulfates are dangerous to our health and our homes and – they are simply not necessary for our beauty.

Does Real World use preservatives?

No

Do Real World products contain parabens?

No.

Why are Parabens bad for us?

Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in personal care products. They stop fungus, bacteria and other microbes from growing in your favourite creams and makeup, especially in the moist, warm environment of a bathroom. Here at Real World all our products have a limited shelf life and contain none of these nasty preservatives.

Do Real World products have an expiration date?

Yes, because our products are full of natural ingredients, they have a shorter shelf life than most. Please use your Real World products within one year of purchase to ensure optimal freshness and effectiveness.

Does Real World use palm oil?

No.

Are Real World products tested on animals?

No. We do not test our products on animals.

Do Real World products contain animal by-products?

Honey is the only animal by-product in our ingredient list. We use a combination of Bush Honey, Pohutakawa Honey, Manuka Honey and Borage Honey in our products.

Where can I see the complete list of product ingredients?

Each product features its complete list of each and every ingredient directly on the label. If you’d like to know more, visit the product’s individual page for details regarding its uses, benefits, and any pertinent instructions.

Will Real World irritate sensitive skin?

We use a high amount of essential oils so it’s possible, but probably not. However, no one should have a reaction unless they are allergic.

Why are most of Real World products in glass containers?

As you will notice we mainly use dark amber coloured glass containers for our natural products. As our ingredients aren’t chock-full of chemicals and synthetic ingredients, they need a little extra care. Many plastic containers have harmful chemicals that leach into them and hence leach into the product. There was a reason why the old-fashioned apothecaries kept everything in amber glass.

How should I store my Real World products?

For optimum shelf life, keep your products out of extreme temperatures and humidity, and out of direct sunlight.