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Should Jason natural products be outlawed?

May wants justice for Jason…Does any know about Jason Natural products? The one I use, says 84% Aloe Vera and no artificial ads like sls , parabens etc. is this really a dream or what?

The Left Brain responds:

Actually, May, Jason Natural products may not be the paragon of natural virtue that you seem to think. For example, consider their tea tree shampoo.

Jason Natural shampoo ingredients

Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Gel (Aloe Vera), Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Chamomile), Salvia Officinalis Extract (Clary Sage), Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract (Brown Algae), Cetrimonium Chloride, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate

Even though Aloe Vera and natural extracts dominate the ingredient list, a close look reveals active ingredients that are not any more natural than those used by most other brands. For example while they do avoid sodium laureth sulfate they use sodium myreth sulfate which just differs by a couple of carbon atoms. Likewise they contain the common conditioning agent cetrimonium chloride which is chemically processed and not generally considered to be very natural. It’s another case of a brand hiding standard ingredients behind a veil of natural goodies. The basic problem is that there’s no clear definition of what natural or organic means for a cosmetic product.

Jail time for Jason Natural?

Even the companies that make these products can’t agree on these definitions. Case in point, one maker of organic soaps is suing jason Naturals and a few other companies over the definition of organic. David Bronner, president of Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps, claims that Jason Naturals and other brands are “composed of conventional rather than organic cleansing and moisturizing ingredients, with organic ingredients or extracts added for and ‘organic greenwash’.”

According to Cosmeticsdesign, Bonner is asking that these companies not only stop selling their organic products (unless they meet USDA National Organic Program specifications) but he also wants them to pay him damages because their “fake” organic products are hurting the sales of his “authentic” ones. How would you like to be the judge in THAT case?

The Beauty Brains Bottom line

Jason Natural products are not “a dream” as you put it but it looks like they might be headed for a legal nightmare. I’ll keep you posted on this story as it unfolds.

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  • Erin Elizabeth January 4, 2015, 7:52 pm

    My son just had a severe allergic reaction to the 84% aloe vera lotion. I think that it specifically states it us for sensitive skin… not for ours apparently. Probably won’t use their products again.

    • Jean December 13, 2015, 4:14 am

      Hi Erin,

      Your son may be allergic to aloe. I am allergic to it and have trouble finding natural products that don’t contain it. Be very careful.

      If he is in fact allergic, he may develop an allergy to onions and garlic as they are in the same family. I am allergic to all three.


  • Tesa February 16, 2015, 10:48 am

    This morning at six, my spouse opened the master bathroom door after applying and combing in Jason’s hair styling gel on his hair. I happened to awaken earlier than usual and started having a nasty reaction, before getting out of bed. It was to the strong fumes from the Jason’s product. The multiple symptoms were upper abdomenal cramps, nausea, and the psoriatic coniditon I fight was welting up and itching, brain fog and lips burning as if I had put a caustic chemical on them. These symptoms had been showing up for a month or more when my spouse needed to get ready early in the morning while I was still asleep. I was waking up negative and out of sorts with the above listed symptoms also present. I’m so glad I woke up early enough today to figure out what was going on, for I was about to make a doctors appointment, the symptoms were so bad … from a secondhand product reaction, no less! We then read then ingredients and were appalled at the ambiguity in the listing. Well that’s the end of Jason’s products for our household, because we both had already had mild reactions to the toothpaste and mouthwash they produce.

  • JAYDAKID97 January 16, 2016, 6:58 am

    yeah they should be just for the name alone how would they like it if someone made fun of there name i doubt they’d like it that’s for sure! i bet if a product called cornell he wouldn’t like it would he? NO! this shit is the reason stuff like aids and cancer exists

  • Debbie May 9, 2016, 7:21 am

    I’ve never really had a problem with Jason Products, but was always under the impression that they were organic, enviromnentally friendly, free from chemicals and most importantly not tested (or their ingredients) on animals. I recently placed another order with them over a week ago, and hadn’t received it, and their customer service is non existant, no one will get back to me. Having seen this website, I don’t think I’ll be buying from them again either.

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