The Villains

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what’s so bad about skin care?

Plenty – if you’re not careful. The FDA does not approve ingredients before they go in our beauty products, and has only banned a short list of 11 toxic ingredients. Their last major update to the FDA’s regulations on ingredients was enacted in 1938! Do not assume that the products you buy have passed a safety test. They have not. It’s up to you to know what you’re buying and putting on your skin.

Villains are how we refer to various ingredients used in the beauty industry that have been shown to have potentially harmful effects on health. These are the skincare ingredients to avoid, having been associated with cancer, neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity, hormone disruption and other conditions – all as a result of simply washing your hair, taking a shower, using deodorant, putting on makeup, misting with perfume doing any of the other rituals you perform every day.

We’ve compiled the following list of the most commonly found health-hazardous skincare ingredients to avoid. Use this list to make sure what you’re using is safe. Take it with you the next time you shop. It is intended to help raise awareness of the health risks we take just by buying products that we assume are safe. If you care about your health, your family’s health and the health of the community, we urge you to familiarize yourself with these Villains, the skin care ingredients to avoid.

When we stop buying harmful products, companies will have to change their formulations to accommodate consumer demand.

To your health!

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Neurotoxicity
Neurotoxicity
Hormone Disruption
Hormone Disruption
Birth Defects
Birth Defects
Immunotoxicity
Immunotoxicity
Cancer
Cancer
Restricted
Restricted

BHA /BUTYLATED
Hydroxyanisole

Paraben (Methyl-, Propyl-, Butyl-,Ethyl-Paraben)

Ceteareth Glycol

Peg/Polyethylene Glycol

THERE ARE MORE THAN 900 DIFFERENT
TYPES OF PEGS WITH VARYING CONCERNS

Cocamide Deal

Restricted in:<br /> EU
Restricted in:
EU

Quaternium-15

Diazolidinyl Urea

Resorcinol

Restricted in:<br /> Canada & Japan
Restricted in:
Canada & Japan

Dibutyl Phthalate

Restricted in:<br /> EU
Restricted in:
EU

Sodium Laureth Sulfate

 

DMDM Hydantoin

Restricted in:<br /> Japan
Restricted in:
Japan

Oxybenzone

Restricted in:<br /> Japan
Restricted in:
Japan

Hydroquinone

Restricted in:<br /> Canada, EU & Japan
Restricted in:
Canada, EU & Japan

Talc

Restricted in:<br /> Canada & EU
Restricted in:
Canada & EU

Imidazolidinyl Urea

Toluene

Restricted in:<br /> EU
Restricted in:
EU

Methylisothiazonlinone

Restricted in:<br /> Canada & Japan
Restricted in:
Canada & Japan

Triclosan

Restricted in:<br /> Canada & Japan
Restricted in:
Canada & Japan

Mineral Oil

Triethanolamine

Restricted in:<br /> EU
Restricted in:
EU

LOSE THE VILLAINS!