- Petrochemicals: Examples include petroleum jelly, isopropyl alcohol or isopropanol, methyl alcohol or methanol, butyl alcohol or butanol, ethyl alcohol or ethanol (often used in skin astringents and perfumes or colognes.
- Sodium laureth/lauryl sulfates and other sulfate-based detergents: Examples include sodium lauryl ether sulfate; sodium laureth sulphate; sodium lauryl ether sulphate (most commonly used in shampoos, shower gel, bubble bath).
- Propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol, along with various ingredients formulated with PEGs and PGs: Examples include ethylene glycol (used in firming lotions) and propylene glycol (found in everything from deodorant, mascara, baby powder, after shave and more).
- Formaldehyde & paraben preservatives: Examples include butylparaben, ethylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben (found in sunscreen, shampoos, shaving gel, toothpaste and more).
- Synthetic dyes: Examples include anything with F&DC preceding it, usually followed by a color and a number. (F representing food, D&C representing drugs and cosmetics), other color additives, including caramel, lead acetate, manganese violet, and more.
- Artificial fragrances: Avoid most perfumes/colognes, which legally aren't required to list ingredients to protect their trade mark.
Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/natural-beauty-cosmetics/toxic-beauty-products#ixzz2JA8ETcev
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