Organic Sustainable Palm Oil
Cocoa Seed Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Castor Seed Oil
Apricot Kernel Oill
Vitamin E Oil
Jojoba Seed Oil
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Saponified Shea Oil
Saponified Olive Oil
Aloe Leaf Juice
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Safflower Seed Oil
Macadamia Seed Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Camelina Seed Oil
Rosemary Leaf Extract
Green Tea Extract
1% Phthalate Free Fragrance
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate: Found in shampoos, liquid soaps, and bath bombs. Helps to remove dirt, create a rich, foaming lather, increase product viscosity. Traditional substitute for sodium salts derived from animals.
African Black Soap
Dead Sea Salt
Parabens: Found in shampoos, conditioners, lotions, facial cleansers, exfoliants. Look for Ethylparaben; Butylparaben; Methylparaben; Isobutylparaben; Isopropylparaben. Known to trigger irritant and allergic reactions in skin; potentially linked to tumor growth in breast cancer; found to mimic hormone estrogen and disrupt normal function of hormonal systems, affecting reproductive systems; linked to decreased fertility, decreased menstrual cycle length; butylparaben has been found to work with other cells to switch on cancer genes, increasing growth of breast cancer; linked to environmental harm in oceans. Used as an artificial preservative in cosmetic and bodycare products. EWG Score 7 - 8.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) / Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG Compounds)
1.4 - Dioxane
Phenoxyethanol: Found in moisturizers, sunscreen, shampoo, lip gloss, lip balm, hairspray, conditioner, lotions, soaps, baby products, toothpaste, hand sanitizer. Used as a chemical preservative and stabilizer. Look for Phenoxyethanol; 2 - Hydroxyethyl Phenyl Ether; Phenoxytol. Classified as a skin, eyes, lungs irritant; potential organ system toxicant; linked to allergic contact uritica and dermatitis. EWG Score 2 - 4.
Polyacrylamide / Acrylamide
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate)
Triclosan / Triclocarban: Found in antibacterial soaps, color cosmetics, teeth whitening products. Look for Triclosan (TSC), Triclocarban (TCC). Used as antimicrobial agents. Classified as skin, eyes, lung irritant; possbile endocrine disruptor; potential organ system toxicity; found to potentially negatively affect immune function in humans; potential environmental toxin. EWG Score 7.
Formaldehydes / Formaldehyde - Releasing Agents
Coal Tar: Found in shampoos, soaps, lotions. Look for Coal Tar Solution; Estar; Benzin B70; Petroleum Benzin; Naphtha. Known carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program and International Agency for Research on Cancer; known human respiratory toxicant; human skin toxicant/allergen; suspected to be an environmental toxin. EWG Score 10.
Animal Oils / Musks / Fats
Benzophenone / Related Compounds
Insoluble Plastic Microbeads / Nanoparticles
Resorcinol: Found in hair shampoo, hair dyes, and acne products. Look for 1,3 - Benzenediol; Resorcin. Used to remove hard, scaly, rough skin. Potential skin and eye irritant; endocrine disruption; human skin toxicant/allergen. EWG Score 6 - 7.
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
Petrolatum / Parrafin
Toluene: Found in nail polish, nail treatments, hair dyes. Used to suspend color in products. Classified as skin irritant; known human respiratory toxicant; potential for human developmental / reproductive toxicity; possible immune system toxicity / allergen; suspected to be an environmental toxin; possible evidence of cancer. EWG Score 10.
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)
Ethanolamines (MEA / DEA / TEA / ETA)
Hydroquinone: Found in facial moisturizers, facial cleansers, hair conditioners. Look for Hydroquinone; Tocopheryl Acetate; P - Dioxybenzene; P - Hydroxyphenol. Used in skin lighteners, products that are heavily marketed to woman of color. Known human respiratory toxicant; possible skin toxicant / allergen; possible cancer; possible reproductive toxicity. EWG Score 8.
Methylisothiazolinone / Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Quaternium - 15: Found in hair conditioners, lotions, cleansers. Look for Benzalkonium Chloride; Benzethonium Chloride; Centrimonium Bromide. Used to chemically improve the performance of body care products. Potential human skin irritant / allergen; potential for skin, eyes, lungs irritation; potential organ system toxicity. EWG Score 7.
Sources: www.ewg.org; www.safecosmetics.org