With so many claims, it’s hard to know which products are really safe, since, incredibly, there is no governmental standard.
1,400 ingredients banned in the EU are still legal in the US. We've committed to beyond what is legally required and ensure that these are not in our formulas.
We adapt our formulas as new knowledge becomes available
We source responsibly through blue biotechnology
- we do not harvest from the oceans
We choose the best natural and synthetic ingredients to meet our standards and those of other clean beauty authorities.
A full ingredient list is on our packaging and product pages.
Our production is sustainable and both inner and outer packaging are recyclable where facilities exist.
Our products are cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified
May be shown simply as ‘fragrance’ or ‘parfum’ in ingredients lists and may contain hundreds of untested chemicals, including hormone disruptors and allergens plus heavy metals.
Nanoparticles in beauty products are very small particles, engineered to be tiny versions of larger, naturally occurring particles. They may be found in deodorants, toothpaste, shampoos, lotions, foundation, anti-aging creams, and nail polish and are used to provide better UV protection, deeper skin penetration, long-lasting effects, increased color and finish quality, etc. The effects of these tiny particles have not been fully studied but may be hazardous due to their deeper penetration, especially if inhaled.
These are preservatives used to prevent bacteria and mold. Some are linked to skin and breast cancer, reproductive toxicity, hormone disruption, and development disruption.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
These are preservatives used to prevent bacteria and mold. Some are linked to skin and breast cancer, reproductive toxicity, hormone disruption, and developmental disruption.
A strong chemical detergent that often contains ethylene glycol and dioxanes, known to cause cancer in humans.
These are plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable or fragrance adhere to the kin. Some are known to be linked to hormone disruption and may cause birth defects. Dibutyl phthalate DBP, for example, is banned in the EU.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds) are used in skincare as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture carriers. They can be derived from petroleum and can have traces of ethylene oxide and 1,4. dioxane, noted as a probable cause of cancer by the EPA.
Calcium Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Trisodium EDTA, are used as preservatives, stabilizers, and binding agents in skincare. They don't absorb well into the skin but disrupt the surface of skin cells to allow other chemicals to be absorbed. They don't break down in the environment and have been found in water, so are a potential problem for aquatic life.
These are ultra-fine particles small enough to be readily absorbed into the bloodstream and may penetrate the skin, internal organs, and even DNA.
A by-product of the oil refinery process. This petroleum-based product can be full of harmful cancer-causing chemicals and is banned by the EU. The US does not regulate the usage of contaminated petroleum.