Hello, we are Thaïs and Pablo. Brothers and founders of Thaïs Camila Cosmetics.
I come from a family of divers. I dive with them
since I can remember and doing so has always been an inexhaustible source of pleasure.
However, for years we have been seeing how the seas are degrading little by little, and how the activity of human beings, of each and every one of us, is not immune to this degradation.
The truth is that, although we are increasingly aware of our action on the environment on earth, the oceans continue to seem to us to be a world alien and immutable to our actions. We visualize them as wonderful spaces full of life and mystery, rich and diverse. But it is enough to immerse yourself and contemplate them closely, to come into direct contact with them, to realize that they are increasingly fragile.
Many questions began to arise and we had to
find the answers: What is the toxicity of shampoos to the aquatic environment? What is the toxicity of solid shampoos? What ingredients should we include and which should we reject? We then embarked on an in-depth investigation into the toxicity and biodegradability in the aquatic environment of all the ingredients used in cosmetics.
Furthermore, our little brother suffers from Seborrheic Dermatitis on his scalp and couldn't find any really effective product for itching, red pimples, dandruff and greasy-looking hair.
We discovered that hair products often contain ingredients classified as allergens or irritants such as sulfates, preservatives such as parabens, glucosides or even betaines used in mild products.
And another factor that is decisive in promoting skin and hair care is the pH of the products. The skin, scalp and hair have a slightly acidic pH, which if altered, hinders the sustainability of the microflora of our skin that protects us from other pathogens. The pH of the products is therefore very important to have healthy skin and strong, shiny and resistant hair.
With a lot of work and the help of specialized laboratories
We develop minimalist and respectful formulas not only with the environment but also with our skin. We had to make some sacrifices, true. For example, we renounce fragrances and preservatives, aware of their potential as sensitizers and that their continued use can generate allergic reactions on the skin. And from this research and discard work, our criteria when choosing the ingredients for our products were born and consolidated.