10 Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care Products

Publié par Hannah Galloway le

Your skincare, hair and body products are packed with ingredients that can cause irritation, organ toxicity and even cancer. Here are 10 of the most common ingredients found in beauty products that you should avoid and why: 

  1. Parabens - Parabens are synthetic preservatives that disrupt hormone function and contribute to the development of certain cancers and developmental & reproductive system disorders.
  2. Phthalates- Commonly used in plastics and personal care products, Phthalates disrupt hormones, cause issues with the development and reproductive system and are known carcinogens.
  3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) - SLS is used to create foam and lather but it also causes skin irritation and dryness and strips the skin and hair of natural oils. Additionally, SLS is toxic to aquatic life and as it is typically used in hair care products, should be avoided.
  4. Formaldehyde - A harmful chemical that can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat, Formaldehyde has also been linked to cancer.
  5. Synthetic Fragrances - They can cause skin irritation, allergies, and respiratory problems. Additionally, many synthetic fragrances are made from non-renewable resources, and their production can contribute to pollution and climate change. Using natural fragrances or fragrance-free products is a safer and more sustainable option.
  6. Triclosan- Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent commonly used in soaps, toothpaste, and deodorants. Triclosan is a known endocrine system disrupter. Your endocrine system controls your hormones.
  7. Hydroquinone - Hydroquinone is a skin-lightening agent used to treat skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, and age spots. It is a carcinogen, organ system toxin and allergen/irritant.
  8. Oxybenzone - Commonly found in sunscreens, Oxybenzone has significant harmful effects on coral reefs and marine life, disrupts human hormones, causes irritation and is a toxin for the cellular and neurological system.
  9. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) - PEG is a known carcinogen and developmental/reproductive system toxin. PEG is also associated with other health concerns such as causing nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. In addition, PEG can interfere with the absorption of certain medications. Avoid this one!
  10. Coal Tar - Coal tar contains chemicals that are known to be carcinogenic and can cause skin irritation and other health problems. In addition, coal tar-based products can contribute to air and water pollution.

At FEISTY we vet all products to make sure they are free from the above toxins and many more. At FEISTY we are always clean and always woman owned. To see our full list of banned ingredients and learn more about our values you can learn more on our values page.


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