Petrochemicals are ingredients derived from petroleum.
The beauty industry uses over one hundred of these chemicals, often as preservatives, bases for synthetic fragrances, emollients and to keep products moist for longer - think of a pack of facial wipes!
Some common petrochemicals, like Propylene Glycol, can cause skin irritation and have been linked to inflammatory conditions such as Eczema, so we choose to avoid them altogether.
Petrochemicals also require the use of finite resources, which is bad news for our planet. We've found plenty of effective, plant-based and renewable alternatives in nature.