We believe that clean beauty isn’t just a trend, it’s a choice. The cornerstone of our product line lies in our mindfully formulated recipes, designed to utilize plant-based ingredients wherever possible.
All of our products are vegan, cruelty-free and made without parabens, fillers, or harmful or toxic ingredients. Our CBD is naturally sourced, and we source organic ingredients whenever possible.
Scroll down to read some of the most commonly used ingredients to make our "no thank you" list, listed with the reasons why (it might surprise you!).
Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates (oh my!)
Parabens - Commonly used assynthetic preservatives in cosmetics, food and drugs, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) has stated that "of greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity."
Sulfates: SLS + SLES - Sulfates can be a little too effective at washing away oil, which can leave skin feeling parched, irritated or red. As endocrine disruptors, they’re believed to contribute to acne.
Phthalates - Although the FDA has yet to formally acknowledge phthalates as harmful, they’ve been shown to mimic estrogen and are suspected carcinogens. Studies have linked them to breast cancer, skin cancer, and a lower sperm count.
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Toxins, Fillers and Fluff
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Also Known As: white oil, paraffin oil, liquid paraffin, paraffinum liquidum, and liquid petroleum, baby oil.
Mineral oil's large molecule size can clog pores and may exacerbate acne.
Also Known As: FRPs, quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM) hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol)
These chemicals can lead to skin irritation and are considered a known human carcinogen.
Also Known As: vitamin A palmitate
Can cause skin irritation, itching, and redness.
Also Known As: benzophenone-3, BP-3, Milestab 9, Eusolex 4360, Escalol 567, KAHSCREEN BZ-3
A common ingredient in sunscreen, oxybenzone can cause skin irritation.
Also Known As: liquor carbonis detergens (LCD), liquor picis carbonis (LPC)
Coal tar is a derivative of coal and is commonly used to treat psoriasis and dandruff. However it can cause skin irritation, sun sensitivity, allergic reactions, and skin discoloration.
Also Known As: tocopheryl acetate, idrochinone, quinol, 1,4-dihydroxybenzene, 1,4-hydroxy benzene
This skin-lightening chemical is a human carcinogen and can cause skin irritation, organ-toxicity, and respiratory tract irritation.
Also Known As: TCS, triclocarban (TCC)
Used as an antimicrobial agent in household soaps, detergents, deodorants and cosmetics, this chemical is known to disrupt the endocrine [hormone] system.
Also Known As: fragrance, perfume, parfum, essential oil blend, aroma.
It can be hard to know exactly what's in any particular fragrance or blend of oils, but many have been known to cause reproductive harm, allergies, and possible cancers.
Also Known As: ethyl acrylate, ethyl methacrylate, methyl methacrylate, butyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate, tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate, trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate
Derived from acrylic acid, these chemicals are commonly used for nail enhancements. Acrylates can irritate skin and even cause developmental/reproductive harm at larger dosages/exposure.
Also Known As: aluminum sulfate, aluminum chloride, aluminum zirconium, aluminum chlorohydrate
Aluminum salts are a naturally occurring chemicals and are commonly used in antiperspirants and as thickeners for cosmetics.
Also Known As: butyl cellosolve, butyl glycol
This chemical is used as a solvent in cosmetics and hair products to mix and distribute color. It can enter the body through the skin and inhalation and may cause allergic reactions.
Also Known As: d & c black no. 2., acetylene black, channel black, thermal black
Carbon black is a dark black pigment/powder derived from products such as coal tar, and are commonly used in eyeliners, mascaras, and lipstick.
Present in some lipsticks/lip glosses, as well as other topical cosmetics, but cannot exceed an unsafe level of 10ppm according to the FDA and other regulatory bodies. We decided to get the lead out and just say no to this ingredient.
Also Known As: lead diacetate, plumbous acetate, sugar of lead, lead sugar, salt of Saturn, or Goulard's powder
A water soluble version of lead that's just as bad for you.
Also Known As: 2-methoxyethanol
A clear, colorless liquid that is commonly used for solvents/dies/resins. It is toxic to bone marrow and reproductive organs.
Also Known As: methylisothiazolinone
Used as a preservative this chemical can irritate skin and cause contact dermatitis.
These ingredients are commonly used as preservatives and sometimes as skin-bleaching agents. Depending on the exposure these chemicals can cause allergic reactions and skin irritation.
Also Known As: the worst invention ever
These plastic beads are used in exfoliating products and are banned for use in the United States. They pollute the water and cause a huge environmental hazard for aquatic life.
Also Known As: 1,3-benzenediol, resorcin
Commonly found in hair dyes/shampoos and products that treat acne. Can cause irritation to the skin and eyes.
An exceptionally soft and naturally occuring mineral, talc is commonly used to dilute pigment in cosmetics, as well as absorb moisture from the skin. It can irritate the eyes and inhalation can irritate the lungs.
Used in products such as hair dyes this chemical can cause short term eye/ear/throat irritation and long term exposure can lead to developmental and reproductive toxicity.
Also Known As: poly(2-propenamide), acrylamide, polyacrylate, polyquaternium, acrylate
This chemical is used as a stabilizer for lotions and other skincare products. Over time it can break down into a more dangerous, and possibly carcinogenic, chemical called acrylamide.
Also Known As: styrene/acrylates copolymer, styrene copolymer, polystyrene, styrene resin
Can cause irritation to the eyes/ears/throat and may disrupt the endocrine [hormone] system and even cause cancer.