Any water used in cosmetic or skincare products needs to be highly purified to ensure that any toxins, pollutants or microbes are removed.
De-ionised water, also known as demineralised water, is water that has had all of its mineral ions removed (i.e. calcium, sodium, iron, copper, chloride and bromide). We have installed a special water treatment processor which uses de-ionisation to filter out all of the mineral salts which could interfere with the stability and performance of your products.
As the majority of impurities in water are dissolved salts, de-ionisation produces an extremely high purity water that can be used in the production of cosmetic products, and as an alternative wherever distilled water is used. Distilled water is condensed, pure water that still has trace elements dissolved in it. Our de-ionised water has little or no trace elements remaining, resulting in an equivalent or higher quality water.
The mineral content of water is measured in parts per million (ppm). Tap water is on average 250 - 400 ppm (over 500 is not fit for consumption). Our de-ionised water ranges from 0-2 ppm.