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Whether it's natural skincare, clean products or your everyday skincare product from the shelf, everyone has a duty of care towards the ingredients they use in their skin care products.

There is a lot of concern about ingredients that are housed in cosmetics and in skincare ranges whether it's haircare, toothpaste, skincare, sunscreen, moisturisers, make-up and many more.

It is always good to look at your product label and to find out what each ingredient does and how it can affect you.

Here's a general list of what you wouldn't find in our products. We choose safer alternatives for our products and there are a lot that have not been listed.

  1. Benzalkonium Chloride - found in deodorant, sunscreens, moisturisers

  2. BHA & BHT (butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene)

  3. Carbon black

  4. Coal Tar - found in hair dyes, anti-dandruff shampoos

  5. Diazolidinyl Urea

  6. Imidazolidinyl Urea (German)

  7. Quaternium-15

  8. Bronopol

  9. DMDM Hydantoin releases formaldehyde

  10. Diethanolamine (DEA)

  11. EDTA (also known as Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) - found in hair colour, moisturisers.

  12. Glitter - microplastic

  13. Homosalate - found in sunscreens

  14. Hydroquinone - found in fragrances and skin lightening creams

  15. Lead - found in lipstick, eye shadows, blushes, compact powders, shampoos and even body lotions.

  16. MEA/DEA/TEA (known as Ethanolamines) - found in foundation, fragrances, sunscreens, mascara, hair dyes

  17. Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazonlinone - found in shampoo, conditioner, body wash.

  18. Octinoxate - found in sunscreens

  19. Oxybenzone and Avobenzone - found in sunscreens, lotions, lip balms, cleansers, fragrance, baby products and moisturiser

  20. Parabens - Methyl, Propyl, Isobtyl Butyl, Proply and Ethyl Paraben

  21. Petrolatum/Mineral Oil

  22. PFAS and PFCS - found in Sunscreen, hair products, shaving creams

  23. Phenoxyethanol

  24. Phthalates

  25. Propylene Glycol

  26. Resorcinol - found in hair colour, bleaching product

  27. Siloxanes or Cyclical Silicones

  28. SLES

  29. SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)

  30. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate

  31. Synthetic Colours

  32. Talc

  33. Teflon - found added in cosmetics to improve the texture of some products

  34. Toluene - nail polish

  35. Triclosan - found in mouthwash, shaving cream, toothpaste

  36. Triclosan & Triclocarban

  37. Triethanolamine (TEA)

Please feel free to look some helpful tips on Allergy.

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