The stuff we don’t want to see. None of our brands use these treatments or practices.
incl. methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, butyl, isobutyl, phenyl parabel
. Too little is known about these ingredients. And they’ve also been found in breast cancer
tissue. For these reasons, we’d prefer to cut them out.
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde donors
incl. DMDM hydantoin, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, diazolidinyl urea, 2-bromo-2-
nitropropane-1, 3-diol, glyoxal, polyquaternium-15
. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen - it’s banned in cosmetics. But other ingredients
may release formaldehyde too. Either way, we ensure your skin is safe from absorption.
incl. DPB, DMP, DEP
. Despite making substances more soluble, these ingredients have been linked to hormone
disruption. Often, they hide behind parfum fragrances. But we’re 100% phthalates-free.
Placentaincl. proteins, lipids, enzymes, extracts
. Beyond ethical concerns, consuming or using placentas can harm human health. BSC (a
fatal neurodegenerative disease) can be passed from sheep to people.
BHA / BHT(Butylated Hydroxyanisole / Butylated Hydroxytolune)
. These preservatives disrupt your hormones as well. There are absolutely no BHA or BHT
additives in our store.
Again, it’s a disruptive agent - meant to fight fungi and bacteria, but damaging to natural
incl. oxybenzone, octinoxate
. More research is stacking up against UV filters and their role in bleaching coral reefs. Both
Florida and Hawaii are already initiating a blanket ban in cosmetics.
The UK was one of the first countries to outlaw cosmetic microbeads. We stick to this law
with due diligence for every brand we review.
incl. petroleum jelly, paraffin oil, paraffin wax, mineral oil
. Oil-based products can’t last. We’re already encouraging the switch to greener, more
natural ingredients. There’ll be a lot of research involved, but we want to support it.
EDTA salts and compounds
incl. tetrasodium, trisodium, disodium
. It’s a common preservative booster. Yet EDTA can latch to and solubilise Mercury, which
releases harmful vapours. Instead, we prefer the many green options at our feet.
There are many grades of talc under one name: some are safe, but others contain
asbestos. We’d rather be safe and avoid talc altogether.
Animal testing has been illegal in Europe since 2013. Not just for cosmetics - for any
consumer product. Our store falls in line with these laws on every level.