Ingredient Watch List

toxic skin care ingredients

10 Ingredients You Definitely Don’t Want in Your Skin Care

Every once in awhile, I get the urge to walk into a convenience store and nonchalantly browse the skin care aisles. I pick up a plastic bottle with some pseudo-fancy... Read More
isobutane

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) compounds were frequently found in... Read More
dimethicone

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 many products suddenly using it,... Read More

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 in the use of sunscreen... Read More

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 and organic skin care. So... Read More

3 Dangerous Ingredients Found in Common Deodorants

Today, we’re making a pit stop. Where, you ask? Your underarms. There are some things we put on every day, like underwear. Deodorant is another. I mean, how can you... Read More
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