The 'Dirty Dozen' of Cosmetics


information below from: https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals-avoid/


You can avoid harmful chemicals when you use a sustainable shopper’s guide, and audit your bathroom cupboard using this list of harmful ingredients:

  1. BHA and BHT
  2. Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as “CI” followed by a five digit number
  3. DEA-related ingredients
  4. Dibutyl phthalate
  5. Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  6. Parabens
  7. Parfum (a.k.a. fragrance)
  8. PEG compounds
  9. Petrolatum
  10. Siloxanes
  11. Sodium laureth sulfate
  12. Triclosan
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