Busting Myths Surrounding Personal Care Ingredients

Personal Care

Have you been associating chemical ingredients with your child's skin and hair damage? 

If yes, then you're not alone. 

Parents, as they need to be, are very particular about their children's health and well-being. So, it is only natural to read the product's packaging thoroughly before buying it for your child. 

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But here's where most parents go wrong when shopping for personal care products.

It is good to look for safe, natural and gentle ingredients for children and teens. But ruling out a set of ingredients because they have names that sound like chemicals isn't always the answer. 

It is advised by skin and hair experts that it is essential to read the ingredients behind personal care products and research them ourselves. This means understanding where these ingredients are derived from, their benefits, and their probable side effects if any.

Sometimes, personal care products claiming to be all-natural can also include chemical ingredients that may be overlooked by most parents. And sometimes, products that use only natural ingredients can be mistaken for harmful chemicals when read on the package!

We are here to help parents figure out what is best for their children regarding personal care. 

To get started, let's understand the origin of most of the ingredients used in the making of Tikitoro products. All of our ingredients are nature-driven and vetted by experts for safety and efficacy. 

Now, a question may arise when reading the ingredients listed on our products. 

Why do the ingredients sound chemical listed on the package when Tikitoro is 100% natural and safe?

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The simple answer is that the natural ingredients used in our products are mentioned in their INCI nomenclature as required by law.

What does this imply?

The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) is a system that creates unique identifiers for cosmetic ingredients that are recognised globally. In other words, natural ingredients we are familiar with are not listed in their common names. 

Therefore, according to the FDA norms, all of Tikitoro's ingredients that are derived from nature are listed in their INCI names and can be misunderstood as artificial chemicals.

To make your Personal Care shopping easier, we have collated the following list of Tikitoro ingredients with their common names, origins and INCI names:

Common Name

Derived From:


Aloe Vera

Succulent plant

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice


Tree nut

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis


Moroccan tree nut

Argania Spinosa Kernel 


Persea Americana fruit

Persea Gratissima 

Black Pepper

Piper nigrum plant

Piper Nigrum Fruit Oil 

Black Seed

Nigella sativa plant

Nigella Sativa Seed 


Vaccinium angustifolium berry

Vaccinium Angustifolium

Bermuda Grass

Cynodon dactylon plant

Cynodon Dactylon


Marigold flower 

Glycerin, Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract


Asteraceae plant

Glycerin, Water, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

Cocoa Butter

Chocolate byproduct

Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter


Cucumis sativus fruit

Glycerin, Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract


Trigonella foenum-graecum seed

Trigonella Foenum-Graecum Seed Extract

Shea Butter

Vitellaria paradoxa nut

Butyrospermum Parkii

Indian Pennywort

Centella asiatica herb

Centella Asiatica

Greater Burdock

Arctium lappa root

Glycerin, Water, Arctium Majus Root Extract


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower

Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract

Inga Alba

Amazonian legume

Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate


Ayurvedic herbal blend

Terminalia Bellerica Fruit Extract

Java Plum

Syzygium cumini fruit

Syzygium Cumini

Kokum Butter

Garcinia indica seed

Garcinia Indica Seed Butter

Matcha Green Tea

Camellia sinensis tea leaves

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

Mandarin Orange Peel

Citrus reticulata rind

Citrus Nobilis Peel Extract

Mango Butter

Mangifera indica seed oil

Mangifera Indica Seed Butter

Indian Madder

Rubia cordifolia root

Rubia Cordifolia Root Extract


Moringa oleifera leaf

Moringa Oleifera Seed

Pink Dragon Fruit

Hylocereus undatus fruit

Hylocereus Undatus


Punica granatum fruit

Punica Granatum Fruit Extract

Pro Vitamin B5

Pantothenic acid


Red Algae

Rhodophyta species seaweed


Red Sandalwood

Pterocarpus santalinus tree heartwood

Pterocarpus Santalinus Wood Extract

Indian Soapberry

Sapindus mukorossi fruit

Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract

White Turmeric

Curcuma zedoaria root

Curcuma Zedoaria

Sacred Lotus

Nelumbo nucifera flower

Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract

Sea Buckthorn

Hippophae rhamnoides berry

Hippophae rhamnoides

Remember, this list is a resource you can frequently refer to before buying any personal care product. As per the FDA, Tikitoro is recognised to be a safe and gentle option for teens and children. 

An example of a chemical ingredient is Ethanol. Ethanol is often derived from GMO sugar beets. This can be extremely harsh on gentle skin and must be avoided for children and teens. So when looking for the right products, it is vital to check for GMO-free ingredients.

Tikitoro products are certified allergen-free and use non-GMO ingredients. 

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For safe, natural and gentle kids' personal care, a parent can never be too careful.

Natural is the right way. The Tikitribe understands this and is on a mission to spread more awareness of skin and hair care for teenagers and children around India. 

Find safe personal care products at a single shop. Join the Tikitribe today. 

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