‘Dirty Dozen’ cosmetic chemicals to avoid

If you don’t want it in your body, then don’t put it on your skin. What’s in your skin and body care products?

*Sourced from David Sukuzi Foundation

Some of the ingredients in beauty products aren’t that pretty. U.S. researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Many products include plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts), and surfactants (they reduce surface tension in water, like in paint and inks). Imagine what that does to your skin, and to the environment.
We surveyed Canadians to see how many of the Dirty Dozen ingredients below appeared in their cosmetics, and our findings show that 80 per cent of entered products contained at least one of these toxic chemicals.

For more detailed information on the Dirty Dozen, please see below or check out our Dirty Dozen backgrounder

You can avoid harmful chemicals when you use our shopper’s guide, and audit your bathroom cupboard using this list of harmful ingredients:

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Clean out your bathroom and replace them with chemical free products like ours.  You can find everything you need in our shop.

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