From washing your face to applying serum for a youthful complexion, our daily skincare routine may involve using as many as 16 personal care products. This means that we’re exposed to 100s of chemicals every day, many of which are harmful to our health and the environment.

 

Here’s a list of the top 10 harmful chemicals to avoid when shopping for skincare products. Click the Toxic Ten chemicals below to find out where they hide.

1

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) & butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

2

Formaldehyde & formaldehyde releasing agents

3

N-Ethylpentedrone (NEP) & N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)

4

Oxybenzone

5

Parabens

6

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

7

Phthalates

8

Siloxanes

9

Talc

10

Toluene

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Toxic Secrets

Fragrance, Aroma, Parfum

DID YOU KNOW?

Fragrance ingredients are not required to be disclosed on product labels because fragrance is a company’s “trade secret.”

Fragrances are not only found in perfumes and colognes, but also in most personal care products, cosmetics and cleaning products. Even unscented products may contain fragrance to mask odour.

Don’t be tricked by the words fragrance, aroma or parfum on a product’s ingredient label. These words usually represent dozens of hidden chemicals, which often include phthalates and synthetic musks that are harmful to our health.

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