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Spa Heroes is on a mission to transform everyone into an ingredient superhero with our free pocket guide. In it, we bring to light the most sought-after Superpower Ingredients and threatening Villain Ingredients. Because the FDA does not regulate toxic skincare ingredients, it can be a never ending research project to really know that your products are safe. Therefore, it is up to you to select safe beauty products.
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Use it as a cheat sheet when you are shopping skin care and beauty for products. Inspect the products you already own. There is no shame in returning or throwing away products that contain Villain Ingredients. It’s heroic! Ingredient information is always evolving as more research becomes available. Therefore, we continually update our pocket guide to reflect the latest developments in toxic skincare ingredients. Our Hero Products will never contain Villain ingredients.
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Superpowers rescue your skin with benefits such as:
Villains are menacing with concerns such as:
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Superpowers rescue our skin with benefits such as:
Alpha Lipoic Acid (Valeric Acid)
Algae/Kelp Extract (Fucus Vesiculosus, Laminaria Digitata/Ochroleuca)
Argan Kernel Oil (Argania Spinosa)
Arnica (Arnica Montana)
Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)
Calendula (Calendula Officinalis)
Coconut Oil (Cocus Nucifera)
Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinesis)
Honey (Propolis, Propolis Extract)
Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan, Sodium Hyaluronate)
Carrot Seed Extract (Daucus Carota Sativa)
Peptides (Palmitoyl Oligo-, Poly-, Tetra-, Di-, Tri-, Penta-, Hexa-, Octa- peptide)
Reishi Mushroom Extract (Ganoderma Lucidum)
Rose Oil (Rose Damascena)
Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippohae Rhamnoides)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, L-Ascorbic Acid)
Villains are menacing toxic skincare ingredients with concerns such as:
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA, Antioxyne B, Antrancine 12, Embanox, Niantiox 1-F, Protex, Sustane 1-F,
Ceteareth / Polyethylene Glycols (PEG’s)
Diazolidinyl Urea (Dioxoimidazolidin, Hydroxymethyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea)
Dibutyl Phthalate (Phthalates) (DBP/Diethyl Phthalate)
DMDM Hydantoin (Dimethylhdantoin, Dimethylimidazolidine, Dihydrohymethyl)
UNLESS VERIFIED AS 100% NATURAL, THIS TERM CAN MASK ANY COMBINATION OF CHEMICALS WITH UNKNOWN DANGERS
Oxybenzone (Benzophenone, Phenylmethanone, Methoxybenzone, Hydroxybenzophenone, Advastab 45, Anuvex B3)
Parabens (Methyl / Propyl / Butyl / Ethyl / Paraben)
Propylene Glycol (1,2-Dihydroxypropane, Methylethylene Glycol, 1,2-Propanediol)
Quaternium-15 (Azoniaadamantane Chloride, Chloroallyl Methenamine Chloride, Hexanium Chloride,
Retinyl Palmitate (Retinol, Hexadecanoate, Axerophthol Palmitate, Hexadecanoate Retinol, Vitamin A Palmitate,
Toluene (Methylbenzene, Tolulol, Methacide, Antisal 1A)
Triclosan/Triclocarban (Hydroxydiphenyl Ether, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)
Triethanolamine (TEA, Nitrilotriethanol, Trolamine, Sterolamide, Alkanolamine 244)
The FDA does not regulate toxic skincare ingredients. It is up to you to save the day and select safe products.
Please note that all of Spa Heroes selections are cruelty free.