Black List Cosmetic Ingredients!

Info Examples
1. Ingredients that have known or suspected safety concerns. Butylparaben
Ethylparaben
Isobutylparaben
Isopropylparaben
Methylparaben
Propylene Glycol
Propylparaben
Triclosan
2. Ingredients prone to impurities that have known or suspected safety concerns. Acrylates Copolymer
Ceteareth-20
Cocamide Mea
Emulsifying Wax
Ethanolamine
Laureth-7
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Peg-100 Stearate
Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Polyquaternium-7
3. Ingredients that are made from petroleum (unless they are nature identical). BHT
Butylene Glycol
C13-14 Isoparaffin
Dipropylene Glycol
Disodium EDTA
EDTA
Paraffin
Peg-8
Petrolatum
Polybutene
Polyethylene
Tetrasodium EDTA
Trisodium EDTA
Propylene Glycol
Triclosan
4. Ingredients that are made by treating natural ingredients with petroleum derivatives or synthetics. Hydroxyethylcellulose
Peg-100 Stearate
Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Emulsifying Wax
5. Synthetic colors. FD&C Blue 1
FD&C Red 40
FD&C Yellow 5
6. Synthetic fragrances. Lillial
Vanillyl Butyl Ether
Parfum*
*Typically Synthetic Unless Noted
7. Synthetic preservatives (unless they are nature identical). Chlorphenesin
Diazolidinyl Urea
Dmdm Hydantoin
Imidazolidinyl Urea
Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone
8. Synthetic polymers and other synthetic ingredients (do not exist in nature). Carbomer
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Pvp/Va Copolymer
Sodium Acrylate
Acrylates Copolymer
Polyethylene
9. Ingredients that are derived from harming animals. Ingredients made from animal fats or oils
10. Ingredients that do not easily biodegrade. Cyclomethicone*
Cyclopentasiloxane*
Dimethicone Copolyol*
Dimethicone*
Methicone*
Phenyl Trimethicone*
Polyquaternium-7
Disodium EDTA
EDTA
Tetrasodium EDTA
Trisodium EDTA
*Silicones.
11. Ingredients that could react with other ingredients in a cosmetic product to form potentially harmful substances. Triethanolamine (TEA)
Diethanolamine (DEA)
Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate
Nitrosamines are the potential by-products of reactions between these ingredients and other ingredients. Nitrosamines are potent carcinogens.
12. Ingredients that are generally considered to be harsh on the skin. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Can be made solely from natural sources, but is a very aggressive detergent
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The Story of Cosmetics

 

The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. Produced with Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives. The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.