Know your products and be mindful about what you put on your skin!
Here’s a list of toxic, carcinogenic, and harmful chemicals & ingredients to avoid:
Widely found in almost every skincare, cosmetics, and personal care products including deodorants, lotions, and shampoos.
Parabens have been linked to health risks including hormonal disruptors and breast cancer.
Also found in almost every skincare, cosmetic, and personal care product. Thousands of highly allergenic, synthetic fragrances are used in personal care and cosmetic products.
Commonly found in lipstick and mascara.
Petroleum distillates are banned for use in cosmetics in European countries but still allowed to be used in the U.S. Evidence links petroleum distillates to cancer and other health ailments.
This ingredient is found in skin lightening and skin brightening skin care products.
Banned in Japan, Europe, and other parts of the world but is still allowed to be used in the United States. If overused, hydroquinone can destroy healthy cells and chromosomes, which can lead to cancer and other health ailments.
Commonly found in colorants or synthetic dyes for cosmetics, fragranced lotions, body wash and hair products.
Banned for use in cosmetics by the European Union but is still allowed to be used in the United States. Phthalates are linked to endocrine disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and has been known to be linked to certain forms of cancer.
Be wise, care for your skin and your health. Choose clean Beauty!