Bad Ingredients

Something to think about-
The USA only has 11 ingredients prohibited from cosmetic products, FDA regulations. Europe has over 1,500 and other countries have similar regulations. Take a minute to look at the ingredients, your skin is your largest organ.

This is my own personal list of ingredients that I try to avoid in my beauty products. I’m not an expert in anything, this is just my own thing. It started with wanting to avoid parabens, which are still in a lot of products. Then I started reading about other things to avoid and this list grew to what it is now. Some are worse than others. I will try any product because I want to be able to tell you if there are any similar chem-free versions out there. I just try to avoid these things listed below when I can.

Ammonia
Butyl Ester
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
Butylparaben
Coal tar dyes
Colorants
Colors listed as “CI” followed by a five digit #
Cyclotetrasiloxane
Diazolidinyl Urea
Dibutyl Hydroxytoluene
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Diethanolamine(DEA)
Diethyl Phthalate (DEP)
Dimethicone
1,4-Dioxane
DMDM Hydantoin
Ethylene Oxide
Ethylparaben
Fragrance
Imidazolidinyl Urea
Isopropyl Alcohol
MEA
Methenamine
Methicones
Methylisothiazolinone
Methylparaben
Mineral Oil
Monoethanolamine (MEA)
Nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA)
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
Parabens
Paraffin
Parahydroxybenzoate
Parfum
PEG compounds: PEG-4, PEG4-dilaurate, PEG-6, PEG-7, PEG-8, PEG-14M, PEG-20M, PEG-32, PEG-75, PEG 100, PEG-150
Petrolatum
Phenoxyethanol
Phthalates
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) compounds
Polyethylene Glycol
P-Phenylenediamine
Propylene Glycol
Propylparaben
PVP/VA Copolymer
Quaternium-15
Siloxanes
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Stearalkonium Chloride
Synthetic Colors
Talc
Triclosan
Triethanolamine (TEA)
Trolamine