Hazardous Ingredients in Personal Care Products (List)

A brief list of the most dangerous chemicals, so you can copy it in a word document, print it and bring it everywhere with you!

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acids / Aluminum

Benzyl Alcohol and Isopropyl Alcohol / Boric Acid and Sodium Borate

Bronopol (2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-2,3-Diol)

Butylated Hydroxy Anisole (BHA) and Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT)

Coal Tar Dyes / 1,4-Dioxane

DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea and Imidazolidinyl Urea

Formaldehyde / Fragrance


Iodoproponyl Butylcarbamate – Iodoproponyl Butylcarbamate

Lead / Mercury = Thimerosol

Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Musks – Galaxolide, Tonalide, musk xylene and musk ketone a

Nanoparticles / Nonylphenol

Oxybenzone = benzophenone-3, 4-MBC and homosalate

Parabens / Phenylenediamine

Phthalates / Polyethylene Glycol / Ceteareth / Polysorbate 60 and Polysorbate 80 / Propylene Glycol

Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Quats) / Selenium Sulfide (in anti-dandruff and hair conditioning)

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate / Talc

TEA, DEA and MEA – Triethanolamine (TEA), diethanolamine (DEA) and monoethanolamine (MEA)

Thimerosol- Thimerosol / Titanium Dioxide (in toothpastes) / Toluene (treatments in nails)

Triclosan and Triclocarban (soaps antibactericidal, tootpastes) / Retinyl palmitate (creams)

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