Ingredient Glossary

One of my favorite topics is safe beauty. There is so much mis-information or lack of information in the beauty industry on exactly what ingredients are bad for you. So, I decided to start my Ingredient of the Week series to break it down in a way that is easy to understand! If you want a quick little intro, read this post. For more information on why reading ingredients is important, try this one. You can also browse my 15 favorite safe beauty products here.

I will keep adding chemicals and ingredients to this list as I write about them. This list is intended for you to quickly reference a list of chemicals that are toxic and harmful to your health. That way, you have everything in one spot and can use it when you’re shopping!

A

All-trans Retinoic Acid
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)

B

Butylparaben

C

Calcium Disodium EDTA

D

Diammonium EDTA
Dimethyl Phthalate (DMP)
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP)
Diethyl Phthalate (DEP)
Dipotassium EDTA

Disodium EDTA

E

EDTA
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
Ethylparaben

F

Fragrance

H

HEDTA (hydroxyethyl ethylenediamine triacetic acid)
Hydroquinone

I

Isobutylparaben
Isotretinoin

L

Liquid Petroleum

M

Methylparaben
Mineral Oil

P

Parabens
Paraffin Oil
Parfum
PEG-6
PEG-8
PEG-100
Perfume
Phthalates
Polyethylene Glycol
Propylparaben

R

Retinoic Acid
Retinol (Vitamin A)
Retinyl Acetate
Retinyl Palmitate

S

Sodium Coco-Sulfate
Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate
Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Sulphate (SLES)
Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate/Sulphate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sulphate (SLS)
Sodium Pareth Sulfate

T

TEA-EDTA
Tetrasodium EDTA
Tripotassium EDTA
Trisodium EDTA
Trisodium Salt
Trisodium HEDTA
Tretinoin

V

Vitamin A