Ingredients

Ingredients are listed by name with a rating:

  • Safe! is safe to use and are considered innocuous.
  • Beware! is a discretionary suggestion which indicates there is  limited or inconclusive information on toxicity, or  low-moderate risk.
  • Avoid! means an ingredient is toxic or hazardous.

Detailed information about each ingredient can be found in the corresponding “How to Read Cosmetic Ingredient Labels” post.

Safe!

  • Water (Aqua)
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Stearyl Alcohol
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Coco Nucifera (Coconut Oil)
  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  • Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
  • Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
  • Glycerin
  • Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Pyrus Malus (Apple Fruit) Extract
  • Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
  • Butyrospermium Parkii (Shea) Butter
  • Olea Europaea (Olive Fruit) Oil
  • Niacinamide
  • Citric Acid
  • Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract
  • Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant Seed) Oil
  • Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract
  • Camellia Sinensis (Tea) Extract
  • Cholesterol
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder
  • Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3)
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
  • Decyl Glucoside
  • Sorbitol
  • Coco-Glucoside
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil
  • Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil
  • Arnica Montana Flower Extract
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavendar) Flower/Leaf/Steam Extract
  • Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract
  • Ascorbyl Glucoside
  • Bisabolol
  • Citric Acid
  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Avoid! Gluten Allergic)
  • Limonene
  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
  • Royal Jelly (Avoid! If vegan/Allergic)
  • CI 77019 (Mica)
  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax (Categorized as Safe!/Beware!, potentially phototoxic)
  • Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract
  • Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract (Avoid! if you have high blood pressure)
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
  • Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
  • Sucrose Stearate
  • CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) (Questions regarding nanoparticles)
  • Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Categorized as Safe!/Beware! because of GMO/pesticide contamination)
  • Canola Oil (Huile de Colza) [Categorized as Safe!/Beware! because of GMO/pesticide contamination]
  • Caramel (Color)
  • Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
  • Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
  • Phalaenopsis Amabilis Extract
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
  • Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Essential Oil Blend (Beware! if you have sensitive skin)
  • Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract
  • Papain (Papaya Extract)
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk
  • Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Seed Oil (Avoid! if you are allergic)
  • Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract
  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Avoid! if you are averse to pigment blocking and skin brightening)
  • Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil
  • Carthamaus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
  • Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil
  • Silt (Dead Sea Mud)
  • Beeswax
  • Microcyrstalline Cellulose
  • Lanolin Oil  (Avoid! if vegan)
  • Panthenol
  • Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil
  • Mel (Honey) (Miel)
  • Aloe Vera Powder
  • Magnesium Chloride
  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil
  • Glyceryl Oleate
  • Mentha Piperite (Peppermint) Leaf Extract
  • Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract
  • Zea Mays (Corn) Starch  [Categorized as Safe!/Beware! because of GMO/pesticide contamination]
  • Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Starch
  • Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
  • Phenethyl Alcohol
  • Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernel) Oil
  • Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil
  • Mentha Arvensis (Mint) Oil
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil
  • Zea Mays (Corn) Oil (Categorized as Safe!/Avoid! because of GMO/pesticide contamination)
  • Gelatin (Avoid! if vegan)
  • Acacia Senegal Gum
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Meia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil
  • Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract
  • Sea Water
  • Sea Silt Extract
  • Zinc Oxide (Beware! if nanoparticles used)
  • Cympobogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil
  • Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil
  • Soy Protein (Non GMO)
  • Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
  • Niacin
  • Phospholipids
  • Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil
  • Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
  • Hydrolyzed Keratin (Avoid! if vegan)
  • Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil
  • Dextran
  • Vinegar

Beware!

  • Mineral Oil aka Parrafinium Liquidium
  • Silicones aka Amodimethicone, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclomethicone
  • Parabens aka Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben
  • Sulfates aka Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (In Food)
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Polyquaternium-11 (Categorized as Safe!/Beware!)
  • Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) [Categorized as Safe!/Beware!]
  • Carbomer
  • Fragrance (Parfum)
  • Dehydroacetic Acid
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Propylene Glycol aka 1,2-dihydroxypropane, 1,2-propanediol, Methyl Glycol, PG, PPG (-9), and Trimethyl Glycol
  • Polyethylene Glycol aka PEG (-45M)
  • -Ethanolamines aka DEA (Diethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine) and MEA (Monoethanolamine), Cocamide DEA, Cocamide MEA, DEA-Cetyl Phosphate, DEA Oleth-3 Phosphate, Lauramide DEA, Linoleamide MEA, Myristamide DEA, Oleamide DEA, Stearamide MEA, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate.
  • Preservatives aka Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Triclosan (Categorized as Beware!/Avoid!)
  • Phthalates aka Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), diethylphthalate (DEP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (BBP), Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) [Categorized as Beware!/Avoid!]
  • Stearalkonium Chloride
  • Behentrimonium Chloride
  • Amodimethicone
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Phenoxyethanol (Categorized as Beware!/Avoid!)
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Trideceth-6
  • Potassium Hydroxide
  • Pyridoxine HCl (Categorized as Safe! however is some concern about carcinogenicity [no evidence as yet])
  • Hexyl Cinnamal
  • Cetrimonium Chloride
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Linalool
  • Amyl Cinnamal
  • Cl 19140/Yellow 5
  • Cl 15985/Yellow 6
  • Disodium EDTA (also known as Edetate Disodium)
  • Retinyl Palmitate
  • FD&C Yellow 5
  • FD&C Red 4
  • PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
  • Alcohol (Organic, Grain) [Categorized as Safe!/Beware!]
  • Sodium Benzoate (When not in same product as Vitamin C or Vitamin E)
  • Potassium Sorbate (Categorized as Safe!/Beware!)
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate
  • Sodium Trideceth Sulfate
  • Acrylates Copolymer
  • Laureth-4
  • Sodium Hydroxide (Particularly when not used in saponification)
  • Tetrasodium EDTA aka Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (Categorized as Beware!/Avoid!)
  • Yellow 10
  • Red 40 (Avoid! if consumed by children)
  • Sodium Borate
  • Butylphenyl Methylpropional
  • Hydroxycitronellal
  • Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
  • Sodium Chloride (In Shampoo and Lotions)
  • Ethylhexyl Isononanoate
  • Ceteareth-20
  • Hydroxyethyl Urea (Categorized as Safe!/Beware!)
  • Octyldodecyl Myristate (No Data)
  • Cetyl Esters (No Data)
  • Hydrogenated Polydecene (No Data)
  • Glycol Distearate (No Data)
  • TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate (No MSDS found)
  • Distearyldimonium Chloride
  • Petrolatum
  • Isopropyl Palmitate
  • Vegetable Emulsifying Wax
  • Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract) (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower [Extract]
  • Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract
  • Songyi Mushroom Extract
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate
  • Cocoglycerides
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Dimethiconol
  • Glycol Stearate
  • Arachidyl Alcohol
  • Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Juice (Rated Safe!/Beware! on skin)
  • Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Juice (Rated Safe!/Beware! on skin)
  • Arachidyl Glucoside (Rated Safe!/Beware!, lack on information)
  • Cetearyl Glucoside (Rated Safe!/Beware!, lack on information)
  • Cellulose Gum
  • Behenyl Alcohol
  • Polyquarternium-37
  • PEG-12 Dimethicone
  • Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate
  • Behentrimonium Methosulfate (No MSDS)
  • Polyquaternium-10
  • Sodium Coco Sulfate (Avoid! for babies)
  • Olive Leaf Extract
  • Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil
  • Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine
  • Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
  • Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • PEG-150
  • Ceramide 3
  • Ceramide 1 (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Phytosphingosine
  • Alcohol Denatured
  • Lactic Acid
  • PPG-2 Methyl Ether
  • Padina Pavonica Thallus (Algae) Extract
  • Hydrogenated Castor Oil  (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract
  • Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • African Black Soap Extract
  • Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract
  • Sorbitol Esters
  • Plantain Extract
  • Geraniol
  • Butyloctyl Salicylate (Rated Beware!/Avoid!)
  • Trimethylsiloxysilicate (Rated Beware!/Avoid!)
  • Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer
  • Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
  • Betula Alba (Birch) Leaf Extract
  • Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract (Avoid! If You Have High Blood Pressure)
  • Inositol  (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • Yeast Extract   (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
  • Dicaprylyl Ether (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • Hydroxyethylcellulose (Rated Safe!/Beware!)
  • Hydrolyzed Rice Protein
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract
  • Caprylhydroxomic Acid
  • PPG-9
  • Blue 1 (CI 42090)
  • Red 33 (CI 17200)

Avoid!

  • Toluene
  • Formaldahyde aka Formaldahyde Resin; Formaldehyde Releasers: DMDM Hydantonin , Imidazolidinyl urea, Hydroxymethylglycinate, Diazolidinyl urea
  • PEG-50 Shea Butter (Avoid! if high on the ingredients list, otherwise Beware! similar to the PEGs in the above section)
  • Triethanolamine
  • F.I.L. D160416/2  (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Wheatgermamidopropyl Hydroxypropyl Dimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein  (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Sodium Benzoate (When in a product that contains Vitamin C or Vitamine E)
  • Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10 Hydroxypropyldimonium Chloride (Precautionary: No data available)
  • BHT
  • Cucumus Sativus (Cucumber) Root Extract (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Glycol Distearate
  • Ipomoea Batatas (Sweet potatoe) Extract  (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate (Rated Beware!/Avoid! Precautionary: No data available)
  • Dicetyldimonium Chloride (Rated Beware!/Avoid! Precautionary: No data available)
  • Phenyl Trimethicone (Rated Beware!/Avoid! Precautionary: No data available)
  • Isostearyl Ethylimidazolinium Ethosulfate
  • PPG-1 Trideceth-6
  • Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Tetrasodium Iminodisccinate (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Hydrolyzed Caesalpina Spinosa Gum (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate and PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides  (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Ceramide 6-II (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose (Precautionary: No data available)
  • Tricedeth-12 (Rated Beware!/Avoid! Contamination concerns; No MSDS)
  • Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate
  • Betula Alba (Birch) Sap Extract  (Rated Beware!/Avoid!  No MSDS)
  • Melilotus Officinalis (Clover) Blossom Extract
  • Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Extract
  • Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol
  • Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3
  • Stearamide AMP (No MSDS)

For more information about the rating system, please visit our disclosure policy.

Reference Posts:

Label Poise: Ingredients, Chemicals, Extracts, Oh My! Part I

Label Poise: Ingredients, Chemicals, Extracts, Oh My! Part II

How to Read Cosmetic Ingredient Labels (Follow Up)

2. How to Read Cosmetic Ingredient Labels (Follow-Up)

3. How to Read Cosmetic Ingredient Labels (Shop With Me!)

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