Our Ingredients

Why Clean Beauty matters?

Clean skin care ties together the concepts of wellbeing and beauty. We define as CLEAN, products that exclude ingredients that are either potentially or known to be harmful, both to your body or the planet.

While natural, plant-based active ingredients are what make clean beauty products special, we also allow safe, effective synthetics. We want gentle products, yes, and we want them to WORK. In addition to this, our products are cruelty free and made in a way that reduces impact on the environment, too.


  1. Parabens
  2. Sulfates: SLS & SLES
  3. Phthalates
  4. Mineral Oil
  5. Formaldehydes
  6. Formaldehyde-releasing agents
  7. Retinyl Palmitate
  8. Oxybenzone
  9. Coal Tar
  10. Hydroquinone
  11. Triclosan
  12. Triclocarban
  13. Undisclosed Synthetic Fragrances* Synthetic fragrances allowed providing they meet all of the above criteria AND certify they comply with the Clean Fragrance criteria: Synthetic fragrances allowable at concentrations below 1% of total formula. Clean fragrance must also be cruelty-free and without the following: PTFE/PFOA, Styrene, Polyacrylamide / acrylamide, Acetaldehyde, Acetonitrile, Methylene chloride, Animal fats, oils, and musks, Benzalkonium chloride, Toluene, Resorcinol, Acetone, Butoxyethanol, Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, Methyl cellosolve, Methylisothiazolinone / methylchloroisothiazolinone, Mercury and mercury compounds (thimerosal), and Bisphenol A (BPA).
  14. Acrylates,.Specific to the following: Ethyl acrylate, Ethyl methacrylate, Methyl methacrylate, Butyl methacrylate, Hydroxypropyl methacrylate, Tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate, Trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate .
  15. Aluminum Salts
  16. Animal Oils/Musks/Fats
  17. Benzophenone Related Compounds
  18. Butoxyethanol
  19. Carbon Black
  20. Lead
  21. Lead Acetate
  22. Methyl Cellosolve
  23. Methoxyethanol
  24. Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  25. Methylisothiazolinone
  26. Mercury Mercury Compounds (Thimerisol)
  27. Insoluble Plastic Microbeads *applies to rinse off products only
  28. Resorcinol
  29. Talc: Asbestos free talc is ok. Brands need to conduct testing to ensure no contamination.
  30. Toluene
  31. BHA
  32. BHT: BHT threshold is 0.1%
  33. DEA
  34. TEA
  35. MEA
  36. ETA
  37. Nanoparticles – as defined by EU
  38. Petrolatum *All USP grade is ok
  39. Parrafin – *All USP grade is ok
  40. Phenoxyethanol- under 1% is ok
  41. Polyacrylamide
  42. Acrylamide
  43. Styrene. Specific to the following: Bromostyrene, Deastyrene/acrylates/dvbcopolymer, Sodium styrene/divinylbenzene copolymer, Styrene oxide,Styrene.
  44. 1,4 Dioxane: Need to comply with the thresholds: 10 or < ppm for rinse off products. 3ppm or < for leave-on products.
  45. CMR Category 1A and 1B and Category 2
  46. GMO substances
  47. Cyclotetrasiloxane (D4), Cyclopentasiloxane (D5) and Cyclohexasiloxane (D6): Forbidden direct add. As impurity in a concentration equal to or less than 0.1 % weight by weight of each substance.
  48. Allergens and/or allergenic compounds: Evernia Prunastri Extract (OAK Moss), Evernia Furfuracea Extract (Treemoss).
  49. Atranol
  50. Chloroatranol
  51. Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Lilial).