Introducing Prepare ECO

Introducing Prepare ECO

Introducing Prepare ECO, a more efficacious and environmentally friendly alternative to Prepare. 

5 Squirrels are pleased to announce the launch of Prepare ECO which is a more environmentally friendly version of the existing Prepare product. Both versions are available to order, and you have the option of replacing the existing formulation with the environmentally friendly version or having both versions in your range. If you just want to stick with the existing version of Prepare, then you do not need to do anything. Prepare ECO has been developed to remove skin irritants and potential marine toxic ingredients whilst fruit extracts from food waste have been added to aid deep skin cleansing whilst keeping the environment safer. 

Description for label: A gentle cleansing lotion formulated with upcycled fruit extracts and fragrant sweet orange oil for their natural skin cleansing and calming properties. 

Prepare ECO Ingredients: Aqua, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Arachidyl Alcohol, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, C20-22 Alcohols, Oryza Sativa Bran Wax, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata Fruit Extract, Citrus Sinensis Peel, Extract, Glucose, Cucumis Melo Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Pantolactone, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Citral, Limonene, Linalool. 

Ingredients we are keeping 

We are keeping the active ingredients that have made Prepare such a successful product: 

  • Cucumis Melo Fruit Extract: Melon extract from food waste 

  • Glycerin: Potent humectant from British Rape Seed extract. 

  • Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract: Blackcurrant antioxidant from food waste upcycling 

  • Tocopherol: Vitamin E for hydration. 

  • Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed: Citrus fruit antioxidant from food waste. 

  • Potassium Sorbate: Natural preservative 

  • Sodium Benzoate: Natural preservative 


Ingredients we have added and their benefits 

We have added a variety of new ingredients to make Prepare ECO more efficacious and sustainable including: 

  • PPG-26-Buteth-26: Modern preservative. 

  • PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: Modern preservative. 

  • Arachidyl Alcohol: Emollient to soften and smooth. 

  • C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate: Derived from rocks to give product a silky feel. 

  • Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil: Jojoba Oil, relieves sunburn, moisturises, softens. 

  • C20-22 Alcohols: Skin-safe, dissolves dirt and debris. 

  • Oryza Sativa Bran Wax: Antioxidant with micro-nutrients to strengthen skin. 

  • Behenyl Alcohol: Smoothing and softening agent. 

  • Arachidyl Glucoside: Emollient to help moisturise. 

  • Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester: Milk thistle extract to condition skin. 

  • Benzyl Alcohol: Anti-microbial and anti-fungal. 

  • Panthenol: Vitamin B5 humectant and anti-inflammatory. 

  • Xanthan Gum: Sustainable thickening agent. 

  • Citrus Aurantium Amara Fruit Extract: Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant from sustainable sweet orange blossom. 

  • Citrus Reticulata Fruit Extract: Upcycled from orange peel food waste. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant from sustainable sweet orange blossom. 

  • Glucose: Anti-melanocyte activity. 

  • Phenoxyethanol: Anti-microbial. 

  • Pantolactone: Humectant and skin-conditioning. 

  • Ascorbic Acid: Vitamin C antioxidant. 

  • Citric Acid: Mildly exfoliating. 

  • Lactic Acid: Mildly exfoliating. 


Ingredients we have removed and the reasons why 

As well as adding new efficacious ingredients, we have also improved the environmental credentials of Prepare by removing several potentially harmful ingredients. 

  • Lauryl Betaine: Potential allergen. 

  • Propylene Glycol: Potential irritant for sensitive skin. 

  • Triethanolamine: Potential soil contaminant when oxidised. 

  • Carbomer: Potentially toxic to marine life. 

  • Acrylates/C10-C30 Alkyl Acrylate Cross-polymer: Non-biodegradable. 

  • Benzoic Acid: Potential skin irritant. 

  • Sorbic Acid: Potential allergen. 

  • Titanium Dioxide: To make it reef safe. 

  • Phenoxyethanol: Potentially toxic to marine life. 

  • Decylene Glycol: Potentially toxic to marine life. 

  • Caprylyl Glycol: Not required in new formulation. 

Posted: Tuesday 24 May 2022