Hidden Chemicals: What’s Really In Your Products

Are Your Cosmetics Safe?

After a simple morning routine that involves a shower, hair care, skin care, and light make up, you may have been exposed to over 300 different chemicals.  The exposure to and accumulation of these chemicals in your body, over time, may have some serious health consequences.  From endocrine disruptors to carcinogens, the skincare industry is full of toxins.

We’ve put together a quick list of the worst offenders, with links so that you can read up about them.  When you are reading labels, keep an eye out for these terms and avoid!  For more information on clean products, check out our rating system.

  1. BHA
  2. Coal Tar Dyes
  3. DEA
  4. Dibutyl Phthalate
  5. Formaldehyde
  6. Parabens
  7. Parfum
  8. PEG Compounds
  9. Petrolatum
  10. Siloxanes
  11. Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  12. Triclosan