Ingredients to Avoid in Skin Care

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Here is a quick list of ingredients to avoid when purchasing skincare products and sunscreens.

Sunscreen and Skin Care Hazards

Ingredients With Human Health Concerns

  • Diazolidinyl urea
  • DMDM hydantoin
  • Homosalate
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Oxybenzone
  • Oxtinoxate / Octyl methoxycinnamate
  • Parabens - propyparaben, benzylparaben, methylparaben, or butylparaben
  • Quaternium-15
  • Retinyl palitate
  • Sodium lauryl and laureth sulfate
  • nano particles

Ingredients That Can Damage the Environment

  • Benzophenones
  • Camphor derivatives
  • Cinnamates
  • Clear or Nano Zinc
  • Cylcopentasiloxane / Cyclomethicone
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Oxtinoxate / octyl methoxycinnamate
  • ​Oxybenzone
  • Parabens - propyparaben, benzylparaben, methylparaben, or butylparaben
  • Plastic microbeads

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