Ingredients We Avoid

Hydroquinone
Is a skin-lightening agent. It bleaches the skin, which can be helpful when treating different forms of hyperpigmentation. studies in rodents show some evidence that hydroquinone may act as a carcinogen or cancer-causing chemical, although its cancer-causing properties have yet to be proved in humans. Hydroquinone also has...
Coal Tar
Is a thick dark liquid which is a by-product of the production of coke and coal gas from coal. It has both medical and industrial uses. It may be applied to the affected area to treat psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Side effects include skin irritation, sun sensitivity, allergic reactions, and skin discoloration.
Oxybenzone
Is an organic compound used in sunscreens. It is a derivative of benzophenone. It forms colorless crystals that are readily soluble in most organic solvents. It is used as an ingredient in sunscreen and other cosmetics because it absorbs UV-A ultraviolet rays. Oxybenzone could...
Retinyl Palmitate
Are a class of skin care ingredients that are highly prized for their anti-aging benefits. Retinyl Palmitate is made by combining palmitic (fatty acid) acid with retinol (pure vitamin A). Retinyl Palmitate is banned in Europe and Canada, it may also speed up...
Formaldehyde-releasing agents
Preservatives (FRPs) are used in many personal care products, particularly in shampoos and liquid baby soaps. These chemicals, which help prevent microbes from growing in water-based products, can be absorbed through the skin and have been linked to cancer and allergic skin reactions.
Formaldehydes
is a naturally occurring chemical that nearly every living animal and plant produces at various levels throughout their life. Formaldehyde is used as a preservative to kill microorganisms, or prevent or inhibit their growth in products. High levels of exposure to formaldehyde, particularly...
Mineral Oil
Is a clear, odorless liquid and a common ingredient in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products. Mineral oil is made from highly refined, purified and processed petroleum. May cause burning, stinging, redness, or irritation.
Phthalates
Are chemicals that make plastic soft and flexible. You can find them in Cosmetics and persona care products. Some Phthalates have been linked to hormone disruption, developmental and reproductive toxicity.  
Sulfates
Is a salt that forms when sulfuric acid reacts with another chemical. It’s a broader term for other synthetic  sulfate-based chemicals you may be concerned about, such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium  laureth sulfate (SLES). These compounds are produced from...
Parabens
Are preservatives used in a wide variety of personal care products and foods to prevent the growth of microbes. Certain parabens are potential endocrine disruptors due to their ability to mimic estrogen. In cell studies, parabens have been found to weakly bind...