Our aim is to provide the cleanest possible products for your body. This means natural products, full of medicinal organics and completely free of cortisone, steroids, DEA (diethanolamine), sulfates, salt (sodium chloride), propylene glycol, aluminum, synthetic fragrances, and dyes. With a constantly increasing awareness of the potentially harmful chemical and synthetic ingredients used in health and beauty products, it is becoming more apparent that safer, more natural and organic alternatives should be made available.
Potentially harmful ingredients such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA (Diethanolamine), Propylene Glycol and Sodium Chloride (Salt) are chemicals that are used in most of the beauty related products available on the common market. They are inexpensive to use and make the products appear richer in quality by providing either foam enhancing, thickening or moisture retaining properties to the product. These ingredients have undergone extensive testing and many are now recognized as potentially harmful or cancer causing. They can be absorbed through the skin and into the blood stream and can eventually accumulate in various organs of the body. The body has a difficult time detoxifying these chemicals and the results can be serious if organs are overcome with toxins.
At Carina, we have chosen a healthier alternative. Since Carina's inception in 1972, replacing chemical and synthetic ingredients with natural and organic extracts, essences and oils has always been central to our focus and philosophy. This simple formula has helped Carina and its products become recognized and preferred globally. Organic ingredients such as Palm Kernel Extract and Coconut provide our shampoo products with mild, yet effective, cleansing properties. The foam produced is rich and creamy. This is due to the essential tree, herb, fruit and flower extracts that are added to complement our formulations. In our skin creams and conditioners, organic essences and oils from Avocado, Olive, Flax Seed, Pumpkin Seed and Sunflower help the skin to naturally retain and maintain its moisture level and hydration so it does not dry out prematurely.
We take great pride in using the highest quality ingredients possible in our formulations. A personal "hands-on" approach is taken when selecting and harvesting the proper tree essences, herbs, plants, fruits, flowers and vegetables.Throughout the year, ingredients such as Alfalfa, Chamomile, Echinacea, Nettle, Red Clover, along with a variety of botanical tree essences, are hand selected and harvested from different regions of our pristine Pacific Northwest's rainforest and local farms. With a distinct focus on holistic remedies, craft, and quality, all Carina products are manufactured by hand on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia.