Toxic & Carcinogenic Ingredients To Avoid

Did you know that our skin is our largest organ and we absorb up to 60% of what we put on it?

There are over 80,000 chemical ingredients used in the formulation of conventional skincare and personal care products, and while some of these chemicals are safe, most of them are harmful and are recognised as health hazards. These toxic chemicals can migrate into our bodies, and lead to devastating effects, especially with prolonged use.

Wherever possible, avoid using products containing the following ingredients.


DMDM Hydantoin & Urea

Imidazolidinyl & Formaldehyde

Common founds in: Skincare products, Shampoo, Body Wash & Hair Gel

Potential harmful effects: 

a) Proven carcinogen

b) Eyes, nose and throat irritation

c) Reproductive, developmental and immunological tocixity


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (Sls)

Sodium Laureth Sulfate(Sles)

Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (Als)

Purpose: Create foam

Common founds in: Any product that foams; Face Wash, Body Wash, Soaps, Shampoo etc.

Potential harmful effects: 

a) Carcinogen

b) Irritate skin

c) Damage to kidney, liver and central nervous system



Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Erophl Paraben, Isobutyl Paraben

Purpose: Preservative

Common founds in: Skincare, Personal Care and Household products

Potential harmful effects: 

a) Hormones disrupting chemicals

b) Act like estrogen in the body, throwing off hormonal balance

c) Accumulated in breast causing breast cancer


Mineral Oil

Paraffin, Paraffin Oil, Paraffinum Liquidum

Purpose: Binding agent, Lubricate

Common founds in: Baby Oil, Vaseline, Body Lotion and Cream, Hair Products

Potential harmful effects: 

a) Impedes Skin Breathing

b) Premature Aging

c) Related Skin Disorder


Synthetic Parfum or Fragrance

Purpose: Making the scent strong synthetic chemical

Common founds in: All cosmetics and house hold products

Potential harmful effects: 

a) Hormone disruption

b) Headaches & dizziness

c) Skin rashes & irritation

d) Hyperpigmentation


Avobenxone, Benzphenone, Eithoxycinnamate, OxybenzoneBlock UV, UV absorber & stablizerSunscreen products
  1. DNA damage
  2. Carcinogen
  3. Endocrine disruptor
  4. Linked to redecued sperm count
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  1. DNA damage
  2. Carcinogen
  3. Endocrine disruptor
  4. Linked to redecued sperm count

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