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Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid
By Lori Stryker, B.Sc., B.H.Ec., B.Ed.

Many cosmetics we use every day are made from ingredients that may have adverse effects on our health. These may be derived from animals, microbes or are by-products of petroleum production. They may cause allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, or you may simply have ethical reasons prohibiting their use. When deciding on a cosmetic purchase, consider if your desired purchase has an all-natural alternative. The Organic Make-up Company has excellent, high quality alternatives to skin care and make-up cosmetics, which are free from all the ingredients listed below. Please visit our glossary for more information on our products' ingredients and this topic.

Chemical Ingredient Animal or Microbial Ingredient
Aluminum Albumin
Ammonium glycolate Ceresin
Artificial colours Cl 77267 (bone charcoal)
Cl 77268 (black bone charcoal)
Benzoates: sodium benzoate, benzoic acid Collagen
BHT, BHA Ectoin: hydroxyectoin
DEA, MEA, TEA Elastin
Diamines: phenylenediamines Fish
Dibutyl phthalate Gelatin
Dimethicone Hyaluronic acid
FD & C, D & C colours Keratin
Formaldehydes: imidazolidinyl urea,
DMDM hydantoin, quaternium 15,
2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1, 3 diol
Hydroquinone Mink Oil
Isopropanolamine Musk
Isopropyl alcohol Ovum
Keratolytic chemicals: hydroxyl acids,
glycolic acids, retinoic acids
Methylisothiazolinone Placenta
Oleates: decyloleate Roe
Parabens Salmo
Parrafin Serum albumin
Phenoxyyethanol Squalenes
Propylene glycol (petroleum derived) Tallow
Pthalates Unipertan
Sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate  
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