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.
Benzalkonium Chloride - found in deodorant, sunscreens, moisturisers
BHA & BHT (butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene)
Coal Tar - found in hair dyes, anti-dandruff shampoos
Imidazolidinyl Urea (German)
DMDM Hydantoin — releases formaldehyde
EDTA (also known as Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) - found in hair colour, moisturisers.
Glitter - microplastic
Homosalate - found in sunscreens
Hydroquinone - found in fragrances and skin lightening creams
Lead - found in lipstick, eye shadows, blushes, compact powders, shampoos and even body lotions.
MEA/DEA/TEA (known as Ethanolamines) - found in foundation, fragrances, sunscreens, mascara, hair dyes
Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazonlinone - found in shampoo, conditioner, body wash.
Octinoxate - found in sunscreens
Oxybenzone and Avobenzone - found in sunscreens, lotions, lip balms, cleansers, fragrance, baby products and moisturiser
Parabens - Methyl, Propyl, Isobtyl Butyl, Proply and Ethyl Paraben
PFAS and PFCS - found in Sunscreen, hair products, shaving creams
Resorcinol - found in hair colour, bleaching product
Siloxanes or Cyclical Silicones
SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)
Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate
Teflon - found added in cosmetics to improve the texture of some products
Toluene - nail polish
Triclosan - found in mouthwash, shaving cream, toothpaste
Triclosan & Triclocarban
Please feel free to look some helpful tips on Allergy.