Why we have changed our cleansers formula this month. And here the good reason. There are several animal studies that demonstrate that the preservative phenoxyethanol is toxic - with effects on the brain and the nervous system - at moderate concentrations. In Japan, there is a concentration limit for its use in cosmetics. In Europe, the European Union classifies it as an irritant and there are various studies (on rabbit skin, for example) that demonstrate reactions at low doses.
Now I'm Fabulous Cosmetics Cleansers are free of synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, sulfates, parabens, and Phenoxyethanol.