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!
All-trans Retinoic Acid
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)
Dimethyl Phthalate (DMP)
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP)
Diethyl Phthalate (DEP)
HEDTA (hydroxyethyl ethylenediamine triacetic acid)
Retinol (Vitamin A)
Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate
Sodium Laureth Sulfate/Sulphate (SLES)
Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate/Sulphate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sulphate (SLS)
Sodium Pareth Sulfate