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Ingredient Watch List: Isobutane, the Alternative Propellant Considered Safer than Ozone-Destroying CFCs

Have you heard that your aerosol hairspray may contribute to the decline of the ozone layer in the atmosphere? Back in the 1990s, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) […]

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Ingredient Watch List: Dimethicone, the Smoothing Silicone That Exacerbates Acne

You can hardly pick up a skin care, makeup, or hair care product these days without reading “dimethicone” on the ingredient list. Why are so […]

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Ingredient Watch List: Oxybenzone, the Chemical Sunscreen with Potential Health Hazards

Most people want to protect their skin these days, not only from aging, but from the risk of skin cancer. We’ve seen a large increase […]

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Ingredient Watch List: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, the Sudsy Skin Irritant

You’ve probably heard about this ingredient—sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). There’s been a lot of media coverage on it lately, especially in the world of natural […]

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Ingredient Watch List: Tetrasodium EDTA, the Preservative Made from Formaldehyde

If you knew your personal care products had preservatives made from carcinogens, would you want to use them? We didn’t think so. Yet one ingredient […]

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Ingredient Watch List: Quats, the Preservatives that May Release Formaldehyde and Exacerbate Asthma

Look at the back of your personal care product—let’s say, your mousse—and you may see something like “polyquaternium-11.” This ingredient and related ingredients are all […]

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