Ingredients we say 'no' to.
Are you confused by ingredients that you can’t pronounce? You are not alone Stay informed with this helpful list of ingredients we always say ‘no’ to
It is , a chemical compound that forms when ethylene oxide is combined with other substances to make them more stable.
can be found in Sudsy products such as liquid soap, shampoo, bubble bath, and hair relaxers. 1,4-dioxane is not included on ingredient lists because it forms when common ingredients react with each other
Why we avoid it: It is easily absorbed by the skin, which can lead to irritation ، It is also believed to be potentially carcinogenic and toxic to organs
Acetaldehyde is an organic compound with a fruity odor that can be suffocating when highly concentrated
Acetaldehyde is found naturally and is produced in the body. It can also be found in ripe fruit, bread, and coffee ، Plants also produce acetaldehyde.
Acetaldehyde is avoided because it is believed to be potentially carcinogenic and can cause eye and respiratory irritation
Acetone is a flammable solvent (a substance that helps to dissolve other substances) that is often used in the manufacturing of plastics.
Where it is found: commonly ، It is seen in nail polish remover but also present in household and cleaning products.
Acetone is avoided because it is an eye irritant and prolonged exposure can cause fainting or illness.
Acetonitrile is an extremely volatile solvent (a substance that helps to dissolve other substances) ، It is also a conditioning agent for the skin (a substance that helps to improve the appearance of dry or damaged skin).
Where it is found: used in pharmaceuticals and film photography It has also been used in nail polish remover
Acetonitrile is avoided because severe exposure can lead to respiratory distress, nausea, and respiratory system damage
What it is: Any substance derived from the body of an animal, such as fats, blood, bone, and egg. etc.
Where it is found: It is typically used in musk fragrances or as colorants. Or it can be found in skin lightening agents in cosmetic products.
Why it is avoided: Although it is not toxic, We avoid these ingredients to create vegan, cruelty-free, and environmentally conscious products.
What it is: A solvent (a substance that helps dissolve other substances) and a viscosity-reducing agent.
Where it is found: In many household products such as glass cleaners, and multipurpose spray cleaners ، liquid soap and ink ، as well as latex paints and dry-cleaning solutions.
“Why it is avoided: Butoxyethanol can be toxic at high levels and may be linked to cancer, allergies, and serious endocrine gland issues.
What it is: A food additive that is wax-like in appearance. It is used as an antioxidant and preservative to prevent food from going bad
Where it is found: In food such as butter ، Potato chips ، Cereals، Baked goods ، As well as wax-coated food packaging ، Animal feed ، Lipstick ، Moisturizers، Rubber and petroleum products.
Why it is avoided: It may be linked to cancer.
What it is: A crystalline food additive that resembles BHA، It is used as an antioxidant preservative to prevent food from spoilage
Where it is found: In food such as butter, potato chips, cereals, baked goods, as well as wax-coated food packaging, animal feed, lipstick, moisturizers, rubber, and petroleum products،
Why it is avoided: It may be linked to cancer and can irritate the skin and disrupt hormones
What they are: Ring-shaped silicone compounds that evaporate quickly.
Where they are found: In hair conditioners, antiperspirants, and skin conditioning agents that are emollients (substances that make the skin appear smooth and supple by acting as lubricants) and solvents (substances that help dissolve other substances)
Why they are avoided: They may cause serious issues with the endocrine glands, and they are known to cause bioaccumulation (when chemicals accumulate in living organisms)
What they are: Emulsifiers (substances that help form emulsions of other substances) and pH adjusters (substances used to manage the acidity level in cosmetic products)
Where they are found: In shampoo, hair conditioners, soap, cosmetics, And toiletries ، And shaving creams ، And household cleaners ، And dyes ، And pharmaceutical ointments ، And sunscreen.
Why they are avoided: DEA is a carcinogenic substance and may cause liver tumors ، While TEA and MEA may be linked to cancer.
What it is: A blend of proteins in wheat and grain that give dough its elastic properties
Where it is found: In grains and starchy foods such as wheat, wheat germ, barley, and rye It can also be found in vitamins, toothpaste, some skin care products, and lipstick
Why it is avoided: We exclude gluten from all of our products to benefit those who have gluten sensitivities or digestive disorders
What they are: Solvents (substances that help dissolve other substances) and viscosity reducers
Where they are found: In paints, varnishes, And dyes ، paper and leather varnishes, and some nail polish removers
Why they are avoided: They can irritate the eyes and may irritate the skin They can also affect the central nervous system, blood and bone marrow, kidneys, and liver
What it is: A solvent (a substance that helps dissolve other substances)
Where it is found: It is used in paint stripping, metal degreasing and cleaning, and pharmaceutical manufacturing
Why it is avoided: It is a toxic substance that affects the central nervous system and may be a carcinogenic substance
What they are: Preservatives used in food, cosmetics, or pharmaceuticals to prevent the growth of bacteria
Where they are found: In food, makeup, hair care products, moisturizers, shaving cream, toothpaste, and more.
Why they are avoided: They may cause allergies when in contact with the skin Parabens can also accumulate in the environment and in animals as they enter sewage systems after being washed off from products used by people
What they are: Emollients (substances that increase flexibility and reduce the susceptibility of a material to breakage) and solubilizers (substances that help dissolve one of the components)
Where they are found: In colored cosmetics, fragranced products, soap, body wash, hair care products, and nail polish. They can also be found in food packaging and cleaning products
Why they are avoided: Phthalates disrupt hormones and most are strongly linked to an increased risk of cancer. Evidence also suggests environmental effects on aquatic life
What they are: Colorants (substances that add color)
Where they are found: In food and many personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, facial cleansers, cosmetics, and more
Why they are avoided: They may cause biological accumulation (where chemicals build up in living organisms) and can be potentially toxic